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The Mission of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley's Youth Council is to be the premiere resource that coordinates and connects a diverse culture of youth to community service within the Greater Lehigh Valley.  


The Youth Council meets regularly, and offers regular volunteer opportunities on the weekends and after school year round.  

Open to students in the Greater Lehigh Valley entering grades 9-12.  


Introducing the 2019-2020 Youth Council Officers

     President - Chris Venturini  (third from left)

     Vice President - Johanna Lettera (third from right)

     Treasurer - Liam Gibson (not pictured)

     Secretary - CJ Ponnala (second from right)

     Community Outreach Committee - Megan Hughes (far right)

     School Outreach Committee - Jessica O'Neill (far left)

     Marketing Committee - Megan Hughes (far right)


2020/2021 Youth Council - School Year Dates

November 19th, 4pm - Zoom - link will be emailed to council

November 21st   Family Volunteer Day - Weekend Volunteer Opportunity 

We will be going to Camel's Hump Farm on the Johnston Estate to plant trees, prepare the grounds for winter and other outdoor projects!  Masks are mandatory.
Location: 1311 Santee Mill Road Bethlehem, PA  18017    Sign up here for Family Volunteer Day!

If you or someone in your family is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has please do not attend our events.  The health and safety of our volunteers and the community is our top priority.

Holiday Hope Chests Volunteer Availability see below - sign up here  

December 1st 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

December 2nd 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

December 3rd 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

December 4th 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

December 5th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

December 17th, 4pm-  Holiday Celebration

Dec  - Holiday Hope Chests 

January 18th Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 

January 21st, 4pm - TBD

January 30th - Weekend Volunteer Opportunity - TBD

February 18th, 4pm  -TBD

February 27th - Weekend Volunteer Opportunity

March 18th, 4pm - TBD

March 20th - Weekend Volunteer Opportunity

April - Breakfast for Champions 

April 16th -18th - Global Youth Service Day 

April 22nd - Earth Day

May - TBD

Volunteer Challenge

June - TBD

Day of Caring

July - goLEAD


Past Meetings 2019/2020:
January 16, 4pm - Volunteer Challenge Project Review
                               Moravian College (North) HUB - Snyder Room
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service January 20th - all day shifts available volunteers needed
February 20, 4pm - Moravian College - Board Training and Volunteer Challenge Planning 
March 27, 3pm - Zoom
April 2, 8am - Breakfast for Champions - Virtual Event 
April 17, 3:30pm - Zoom
Global Youth Service Day - April 17-19th 
July  - no meeting - optional GoLEAD summer camp
August 3, 5, 6 - Volunteer Challenge project work at Fountain Hill Elementary School 
August 18,  5:00pm Volunteer Challenge
Volunteer Challenge Virtual Event
2020-2021 Past Meetings

September 11th - 9/11 Day of Service

September 17th, 4pm - 1st Council Meeting for the new school year - TBD

September 26th - Weekend Volunteer Opportunity - Apple Days, Tree Planting, or Senior PenPals

October 15th, 4pm - Zoom - link will be emailed to council 

October 17th - Volunteer Opportunites

K9 Cash 2nd Annual 5K Run / 1 Mile Pet Walk

Beautification of National Canal Museum Portico

October 24th - Make a Difference Day 

YSA ServiceVote Challenge 

You can help your community during COVID-19 - Host a drive for needed items

How you can help communities respond and recover


Application to join the Youth Council is a Google Form click here to apply 








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25 W 3rd Street
Bethlehem, PA  18015

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