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About Us

The Volunteer Center has been serving the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities for over 35 years as a capacity builder, resource provider and connector for the nonprofit and business communities as well as individuals who want to give back. Our core focus is on nonprofit capacity building and includes volunteer coordinating for individuals, teams and businesses. We provide extensive training programs that include board service, volunteer engagement professional training and nonprofit skill building.

Our Mission

Enhance nonprofit impact by serving as the community connection that promotes volunteerism and prepares tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Vision

A future where Lehigh Valley nonprofits have the support and resources they need to achieve their missions and bring positive change to the community.

Our Values

Our History

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley grew out of a 1982 community initiative lead by local businesses and agencies. In 1985, incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization. Originally charged with recruiting, screening and placing volunteers in local nonprofit organizations, our mission has evolved over the years as a capacity builder to meet the drastically changing needs of Lehigh Valley nonprofit organizations and the corporate focus on community support and engagement. Through our programs, we offer opportunities for individuals, companies and nonprofit agencies all with the collective goal to create educational and human service partnerships that will enhance and enrich the Lehigh Valley by developing leaders and providing resources to nonprofits.


Our Staff & Board of Directors


The Volunteer Center is affiliated nationally with The Points of Light Institute, HandsOn Network, The Corporation for National & Community Service, and is a member of the following: United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley; and Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley. We received the PBS Good Neighbor Award in 2023.



Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 25 West 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-807-0336,

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