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Have fun doing crafts or playing games and help to keep the kids with special needs stay safe at the exciting summer camp at Camelot for Children in Allentown. Volunteer buddies are needed for one day or as often as you can 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday June 20 to July 29. Teen buddies, adults and medical personnel are needed. The minimum age to volunteer is 12 or 8 with an adult. Contact Lisa Griesemer at 610-791-5683 or info@camelotforchildren.org.

Your kindness can help residents feel beautiful. Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehab is looking for dedicated volunteers for the Fountain Hill site to escort residents downstairs to the in-house beauty shop. This could be one to three days a week, depending on your preference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. The minimum age to volunteer is 13. Contact Kerry Magliane at 610-336-5684 or kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

Help turn tongues blue for the 35th Annual Blueberry Festival July 16 and 17, hosted by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Two shifts per day are available and volunteers get a T-shirt and free piece of pie or ice cream scoop. Spots also available for setup during the week before and market-to-go/clean up during the week after. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 or 15 with an adult. Contact Tavia Minnich at 610-6916055 or tminnich@historicbethlehem.org.

Pick up meals from one of eight sites in the Lehigh Valley and deliver to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. Deliveries start 10 a.m. weekdays and take about one to one and a half hours to complete. Full directions and pre-delivery training provided by Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. The greatest need is at the Allentown, Easton and Nazareth sites. The minimum age to volunteer is 18 or 16 with an adult. Contact Dawn Stillwagen at 610-841-7011 or dawns@mowglv.org.

Greet visitors during gallery hours and provide information about the featured artist(s) at Nazareth Center for the Arts. Shifts are two to four hours between noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. You are welcome to bring your art, craft or practice your instrument during your gallery hours. The minimum age to volunteer is 17 with an adult. They are looking for people to volunteer at least once a month but would love weekly volunteers. Contact Jenny Swanker at 484-554-5867 or nazaretharts@gmail.com.

Visit their website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities or contact them at 610-807-0336 or vc@volunteerlv.org for more information.

Volunteer drivers are needed to take elderly or disabled people grocery shopping and/or medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement available and excess automobile insurance provided by ShareCare Faith in Action. Volunteers must submit to a criminal-background check and attend an orientation training. One to two rides a month makes a difference in someone’s life. The minimum age to volunteer is 21 or 18 with an adult. Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or sharecare8@aol.com.

Support the foster closet in Emmaus with The Kindness Exchange. A minimum of three hours per month is required. Volunteers must be detail-oriented, organized, self-driven, reliable and have sensitivity, compassion and a pleasant personality while working with a vulnerable group of families and children. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Background checks are required. Contact Jenae Holtzhafer at 484-232-9674 or TKPVolunteers@gmail.com.

YLEAD is a leadership and service program for Lehigh Valley high school students (entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall) hosted by Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. Participants in the program develop critical leadership skills while working to support nonprofit organizations through service projects. Two sessions offered are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-15 or July 25-29. Application and payment options are available on the website www.volunteerlv.org/y-lead. For questions, contact Sierra Mamay at 610-807-0336 or youth@volunteerlv.org.