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Help us bring extra smiles to kids this holiday season by buying gifts for kids in the community. All Holiday Hope Chests donations go to our regional nonprofit partners who support youth in the community through their programs and services. This program, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, is a great project for large and small groups, clubs, classes, families and individuals. To participate, go to www.volunteerlv.org/holiday-hope-chests and complete a 2022 pledge form.

Assist with literacy activities in a Kindergarten or Grade 1 class in the Allentown School District one hour or more per week. Permissions and attendance at an orientation session required. The upcoming Orientation for the 2022-23 school year is hosted by Allentown School District Foundation and will be held at Hays Elementary School, Allentown on Wednesday 11/16 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Pre-registration required by 11/14. Contact Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TyyFmEAJ

To provide general information to staff, volunteers, clients, and the public about the American Red Cross and its programs. The Allentown Red Cross office is looking for a volunteer to help over the next few months with light office work and occasional errands. Greet visitors and provide support by answering the phone. Requires light computer work. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday to Friday. Contact Danielle Dietze, 570-202-7954, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UD0HuEAL

With over 26 trees on display at five historic sites, the Trees of Historic Bethlehem exhibit is a centuries-old tradition in Bethlehem! Guides will attend the Kemerer Decorative Arts Museum to guide guests through the museum to view the Trees of Historic Bethlehem exhibit on offer from November to early January and receive background information to share with visitors while providing a tour experience engaging for visitors of all ages. Minimum age of 16 years. Contact Charlotte Filiciotto, 610-868-6868, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000Tz8XaEAJ

Assemble Luminaria Kits of Candles, Sand, and Paper Bags for New Bethany Ministries at Center Valley Parkway in Center Valley from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from October 18 through November 21. This is a great opportunity for employees, social or faith groups and other community groups to volunteer together. Adult supervision required for volunteers under 16. Contact Tim Burke, 610-6915602, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000Tz9UHEAZ

Interested in blessing a child or family this Christmas? We have two fun opportunities. Buy and fill a stocking with gifts for a specific child in our foster care system or give our foster and adoptive families something they can do together as a family. Contact Emily Anthony at Salvation Army Foster and Adoption Services and we’ll match you, 610-821-7706, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000UD6z3EAD

Interpreters in a variety of Latino and Middle Eastern dialects would be very helpful at the Whole Life Center pantry in Easton. Distribution days are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Volunteers would help fill out forms and work with our front desk to help understand and properly respond to people’s needs. Only adults. Contact Donna Lavin, 610-746-6405, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000TxVgyEAF

Did you know that 90% of brain development occurs before the age of 5? Join Lehigh Valley’s Talk, Read, Sing campaign and help spread the message that talking, reading and singing with children ages 0-5 builds language skills and prepares them for school. Join United Way of the Greater LV as we make connections in the places in our community that our families trust most – daycares, grocery stores, salons, libraries, laundromats and more! Contact Reyanna Keglovitz, 610-807-5729, [email protected] Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000U44BmEAJ

Visit our website www.volunteerlv.org for a larger list of volunteer opportunities or contact us at 610-807-0336, [email protected] for more information.