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Volunteer opportunities

Enjoy music? Join the Miller Symphony Hall Lyric Society as an usher for Allentown Symphony Association events. Take tickets, answer questions or hand out programs to patrons. Enjoy the shows you are scheduled for and receive discounts to other ASO events. The minimum age to volunteer is 16. Contact Jessica Boothea at 610-432-6715 or jboothe@allentownsymphony.org.

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 have 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 residents, volunteers are needed to share their talents and a little time. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 or 13 with an adult. Contact Kerry Magliane at 610-336-5684 or kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

Fundraising without the guilt! Customers buying refreshments is a fun part of any event and they will come right to volunteers Aug. 23 at Coca-Cola Park for the IronPigs home game. Approximately 20-25 volunteers (ages 14+ only) are needed to help run a variety of concession stands during the game. Volunteers will need to arrive 5 p.m. and will need to stay for clean up duties at the end of the night. For our help at these stands, the Eastern PA Down syndrome Center will receive $12/hour for each volunteer who works. Contact Kerri DiDario at 610-402-0184 or epdsckerri@gmail.com.

For community members and students who wish to give back, who want to make a difference in other people’s lives, Lehigh Valley Health Network has numerous volunteer opportunities available throughout the Lehigh Valley. They are seeking energetic and caring individuals to provide support to staff and patients, offer assistance to guests, help in gift shops and offer clerical support. If you have a certified therapy dog, we would love to have you join our team of dogs visiting patients and staff. The minimum age to volunteer is 16. Contact Ruth Brown at 610-402-8898 or ruth.brown@lvhn.org.

Our small dogs need your love and some social skills, as well as a daily walk, clean kennels and fresh water and food. The dogs at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society in Allentown need attention every morning 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. Adults only. Contact Steph Skyroitis at 610-797-1205 or steph@lehighhumane.org.

Celebrating 42 years, the Museum of Indian Culture will hold its Native American Indian festival Aug. 20 and 21. Volunteers are needed for food stands, parking lot attendants, children’s activity area, trash attendants, floaters, kitchen food prep helpers and clean up staff. Volunteers are needed for 4-hour shifts. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 with an adult. Contact Pat Rivera at 610-797-2121 or info@museumofindianculture.org.

Tidy up the Grist Mill and Grim House for the fall flea market Aug. 21. The Whitehall Historical Preservation Society also needs general yard work to make the space presentable and other basic maintenance tasks. Shifts available are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 or 14 with an adult. Contact Alice Lieberman at 610-776-7280 or whps@verizon.net.

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.