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Volunteer Center listing Jan. 22

Join a Red Cross Disaster Action Team to answer the call when disaster strikes. Your local American Red Cross office is looking for volunteers in your area to provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly home fires, arranging for necessities such as food and shelter. This is a great way to give back to your community. Contact Danielle Dietze, 570-202-7951, danielle.dietze@redcross.org.

Have you ever wanted to be a mascot for a local organization? Do you already have mascot experience in your repertoire? Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to join a team of volunteers to help manage and perform as mascot, Dela the Mule, for just a few hours or take on multiple days, during public events and for marketing purposes. Contact Anna Kristjansen, 610-923-3548, outreachcoordinator@delawareandlehigh.org.

The K-9 Kop Project is a 501c3 that provides funding for K-9 units and educates the public on the needs of K-9 officers. Organizers are looking for a virtual administrative assistant to help for 1-2 hours weekly. Duties include making calls, email correspondence, assembly of packets/letters/marketing materials, maintaining contact lists, etc. Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint a plus. Minimum age to volunteer is 21. Contact Vickie Richards, 443-851-3658, k9kopproject@gmail.com.

This food pantry serves over 200 families per month and runs solely on the assistance of volunteers. Northeast Community Center in Bethlehem is seeking volunteers to assist with food distribution 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the food pantry. Some heavy lifting is occasionally involved and knowledge of Spanish helpful but not required. Contact Paula Johnson, 610-691-3355, johnsonp@neccbethlehem.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 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Adults only. Contact Dorothy Pense, 610-794-5366, dpense@phoebe.org.

Drivers are needed to take seniors or disabled clients grocery shopping and/or to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement is available and excess automobile insurance is 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. Minimum age to volunteer is 21 or 18 with adult. Contact Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177, sharecare8@aol.com.

The Caring Place Youth Development Center provides programs and activities designed to help young people overcome the pressures and limitations of their environment. Tutors are needed for the after-school program any time between 4:30 and 6 p.m. to help students with their homework in kindergarten through 12th grade. Volunteers will help with math, reading, English and reports. Contact Mary Griffin, 610-433-5683, mgriffin@thecaringplace.org.

Stanley Llama and the pigs, goats, horses, ponies, alpacas and other animals would love to meet new volunteers. The Gress Mountain Ranch in Orefield needs volunteers to assist with daily feedings and watering. Small groups are also needed to help with grounds maintenance, composting and cleaning of stalls. The minimum age to volunteer is 14, or 10 with parental supervision. To arrange a day and time contact Kathryn Gress at 610-398-2122, gressranch@gmail.com.

Visit the website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities, call 610-807-0336 or email vc@volunteerlv.org for more information.