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Walk to end Alzheimer’s in our lifetime. Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem to assist with registration, children’s activities and general setup and cleanup. Photographers and walk route guides are also needed. The minimum age to volunteer is 14. Contact Lori Wehr at 215-399-9219 or lowehr@alz.org.

Bilingual volunteers are needed. Help make an impact. The American Red Cross is seeking bilingual volunteers to serve in the Allentown and Lehigh Valley community in a variety of ways including: recruit other bilingual volunteers, translation assistance, respond to local emergencies like home fires and floods to provide comfort items and financial assistance and assist with casework for families and children who’ve experienced an emergency like a fire or flood. Contact Danielle Dietze at 570-202-7954 or danielle.dietze@redcross.org.

Are you good with technology? Share your knowledge of cellphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Smart TV with the residents at Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehab. As this technology is new to some, volunteers could share their talents and a little time with residents who would be so grateful. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 or 13 with an adult. Contact Kerry Magliane at 610-336-5684 or kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

Celebrating 42 years, the Museum of Indian Culture invites volunteers to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian festival. The Roasting Ears of Corn festival is scheduled Aug. 20 and 21. Areas of need are food stand, parking lot attendant, children’s activity area, trash attendant, floater, kitchen food prep helpers and cleanup staff. Shifts are four hours. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 with an adult. Contact Pat Rivera at 610-797-2121 or info@museumofindianculture.org.

Who doesn’t love to shout bingo!? The residents at Phoebe Allentown love playing bingo but some of them need a little extra assistance with finding the correct numbers on their bingo cards. This activity takes place 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Adult volunteers only. Contact Dorothy Pense at 610-794-5366 or dpense@phoebe.org.

Drivers are needed to take elderly or disabled people grocery shopping and/or to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement available and excess automobile insurance provided by ShareCare Faith in Action. 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 adult. Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or sharecare8@aol.com.

Help collect school supplies for children in need at Walmart in Whitehall. Join staff, friends and family to distribute fliers from The Salvation Army, Allentown Corps, to Walmart customers for the “Stuff the Box” campaign which supports the annual backpack distribution to 1,500 children. Volunteers are needed Aug. 6 and 7. Select two hours to volunteer between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The minimum age to volunteer is 12 with an adult. Contact Deirdre Govan at 610-432-0129 or Deirdre.Govan@use.SalvationArmy.org.

Interpreters needed to volunteer for The Whole Life Center food pantry in Easton. Distribution days are the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. A variety of Latino and Middle Eastern dialects would be very helpful. Volunteers would assist with filling out forms and work with the front desk to help understand and properly meet the needs of the people. Adult volunteers only. Contact Donna Lavin at 610-746-6405 or donna@wholelifectr.org.