Author Archives: Madeleine Weko

St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with the Rodale Institute to develop an organic produce farm located at Anderson Campus. The farm is used to provide locally grown organic produce throughout our network. Produce from the farm will be utilized in our network cafeterias and served to patients, employees, and visitors. Excess produce will be sold to staff members […]

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Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Volunteers are the strength of the D&L, doing everything from maintaining the trails to greeting visitors at the Canal Museum. Volunteers help us define our community-based mission while allowing them to showcase their talents. Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part in the D&L accomplishments and completion of projects to preserve our local history, which would otherwise not be possible.  […]

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The Monocacy Farm Project

The Monocacy Farm Project utilizes land and resources at Monocacy Manor in Bethlehem, Pa., in the Franciscan tradition to model stewardship and care of the earth, foster community involvement, provide educational opportunities and serve the needs of the poor. Monocacy Farm provides opportunities for volunteers and interns to gain hands-on farming and gardening experience throughout each growing season. Flexible hours […]

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Sixth Street Shelter

Volunteers can work one-on-one with residents and their children. They work with the Family Resource Center, cover the reception area, tutor our residents, organize our basement or food pantry, and help clean up around the Shelter. There are three volunteer options: adult volunteer, student volunteer, and community service volunteer. To learn more, visit the Sixth Street Shelter website. To volunteer, fill […]

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Hamilton Park Community Garden

Established 2004 on a neglected lot in Allentown’s West End section, Hamilton Park Community Garden consists almost entirely of flowering organic perennials. HPCG’s mission is to provide an extraordinary oasis of flowers for everyone to enjoy.  There are many different ways to help this garden survive, including weeding, pruning, transplanting to optimize visual effect, mulching, adjusting stair steps and stones, […]

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Bethlehem Food Co-op

The Bethlehem Food Co-op plans to open a community owned and operated grocery store in downtown Bethlehem to offer healthy, affordable, locally-focused food and informational workshops in a convenient neighborhood location. They are searching for volunteers to help with financial planning, design or graphics, writing, blogging, photography, legal counsel, insurance, recipe submissions or tasting, bookkeeping, note-taking, hosting Committee Meetings, tabling […]

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Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Maintenance Volunteer

 Wildlands Conservancy is currently seeking Maintenance Volunteers for our Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Emmaus, PA. The Sanctuary includes 77 acres of woodlands and open space, plus several buildings. The main office of Wildlands Conservancy is located in a roughly 200 year-old farmhouse on the Sanctuary, as is a much newer education center, a 200 year-old barn, and several smaller […]

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Landfill

Landfills are storage sites for waste. They are created to confine the waste to as small an area as possible, and cover the waste so that it does not contaminate the area. When created without strict safety precautions, landfills can disrupt infrastructure such as roads, pollute nearby soil and streams, and contaminate groundwater. The use of a landfill liner can prevent […]

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Fair Trade

The Fair Trade movement aims to improve the conditions of workers in developing countries. Fair Trade products are bought from the producers at a reasonable price, and must meet certain social and environmental standards. The movement focuses on commodities such as coffee, cocoa, wine, sugar, chocolate, gold, and handicrafts, which are usually exported from a developing country to a developed […]

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