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Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will be hosting a Volunteer Kick-off from 7-8PM on Feb 26 to jumpstart 2019 and help you gain an understanding of who we are, who we serve and why volunteers are so important to us. Meet other volunteers, ask questions and share ideas. Contact Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555 x39,

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, is seeking volunteers (age 13+ or 10+ with adult) to assist with their annual “Wild-at-Heart” event Feb 16. Contact Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248,

MEALS ON WHEELS of the GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to deliver meals and/or grocery shop for home-bound seniors and disabled individuals in the Lehigh Valley. Contact Keri Young, 610-691-1030,

PHOEBE Allentown Nursing Home needs a piano player on Thursday evenings to accompany the worship service at the Phoebe Apartments. Contact Eileen Mihocko, 610-794-5366,

PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY THERAPY DOGS, INC., Kutztown, seeks volunteers with therapy dogs to visit residents of various nursing homes throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Contact Helene Skopek-Krygier, 570-814-6078,

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Nazareth, needs volunteers to be “Backpack Buddies.” Assemble packages of food and organize/load packages for kids-at-risk who receive a weekly package of food to get them through the weekend until Monday’s school breakfast. Contact Idaliz Burgos, 484-287-4015,

THE SALVATION ARMY CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Allentown, is looking for “buddies” (18+ years) to join their upcoming round of HALO, a 10-week outpatient intervention program starting Feb. 25 for foster/adoptive kids and their families struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma. More info found at or contact Jessica Jacobs, 610-821-7706,

TURNING POINT of LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown, needs volunteers who are interested in helping those who have been impacted by domestic violence. Complete an application at prior to Feb. 22 in order to be selected for their next Volunteer Orientation meeting Feb. 27. Contact Andrea Search, 610-797-0530,

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: Visit our website for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.