Adopt Lehigh Valley
Our goal is to build community within our community!
People from all over the world are choosing the Valley to make their new home, and we want to make it our mission to help them feel welcome and offer support to help them thrive.
Whether it’s partnering with a local organization or teaching one of our international students right here on campus, there are a variety of opportunities to serve our community. Find an organization where you, your family, or your Small Group can serve!
English as a Second Language
We want to be a resource and a place of welcome for our international neighbors. We offer adult ESL programs for speakers of all languages and all levels of English, from beginner to advanced.
The Salvation Army Foster Care & Adoption
The Salvation Army Foster Care & Adoption Services connects children with safe, loving, and nurturing families who open their homes to help them have the childhood they deserve. There are one-time opportunities to serve or give as well as ongoing opportunities to serve or give.
The Kindness Project
The Kindness Project is a foster closet in Emmaus that provides FREE clothing, furniture, baby items, shoes, hygiene supplies, and more to foster parents to help them care well for the children in their care. Click to find their Amazon wishlist and current needs.
Ripple Community Inc (RCI) is dedicated to creating a place where people experiencing homelessness, trauma, or mental illness can engage and be empowered in a safe space. Donate resources or volunteer by spending time in conversation, playing games, or doing crafts.
Bright Hope exists to serve women, men, and families by providing pregnancy support and life skills education. They have three locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton accepting volunteers.
Divine Resale is a unique resale shop stocked with new and gently-used items. Their proceeds benefit Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers. Divine Resale has two locations in Allentown and Easton. Divine Resale is staffed and operated by volunteers. In-store volunteers are always needed to help with sorting, stocking, and customer care.
Allentown Rescue Mission
The Allentown Rescue Mission is a non-denominational Christian social service organization which provides critically-needed goods and services to homeless men in the Lehigh Valley. We offer three distinct programs to address the needs of all the men who seek our help: Emergency Shelter, Transformation Program, and the Clean Team Workforce. Donate food/supplies or volunteer to help out!
Everlasting Life Ministries
Everlasting Life Ministries is an outreach to those struggling in downtown Allentown. They distribute food and clothing as well as offer weekly meals and holiday dinners throughout the year. Volunteer needs include preparing meals, serving meals, or deep-cleaning the kitchen.
Family Promise provides comprehensive services and support to homeless children and their families on a local level to help break the cycle of homelessness. Volunteer opportunities include providing meals, providing a listening ear to talk with guests, sleeping overnight at a host location, answering phones, or organizing mailings/fundraising events.
Community Bike Works
Community Bike Works teaches life lessons through bicycles to the young people of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. You can help by donating a bike, volunteering, or sponsoring a student.
Iglesia de Fe
Iglesia de Fe, translated “Faith Church,” is our sister church in downtown Allentown. This church reaches out to the Spanish-speaking community in the heart of their neighborhood. Volunteer opportunities include serving at various events throughout the summer.
Livin the Dream Foundation
Livin the Dream opens turf fields around the Lehigh Valley to allow high schoolers to participate in good, clean, fun on Friday and Saturday nights. Inside you will find kids playing pick up soccer, football, volleyball and social spaces with ping pong and pool, yard games, and board games. They are looking for volunteers who care about high school aged kids and are comfortable in an athletic environment to help facilitate pick up games.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center
Miller-Keystone Blood Center is dedicated to saving lives by partnering with our community to provide a continuous supply of blood products and services. Volunteer opportunities include giving blood, assisting donors, or helping with administrative tasks behind the scenes.
Miracle League exists to serve a growing population of children with special needs by creating an opportunity for those with disabilities to participate in a baseball league of their own. Volunteers sign up to be an “Angel Buddy” – someone to protect the player from balls, assist the player in batting and running the bases, and to be a friend on and off the field.
Push The Rock
Push The Rock is a ministry that uses sports as a means to proclaim the life-changing message of Jesus Christ through the pursuit of excellence in sportsmanship and athletics. Volunteer opportunities include homeschool and after-school programs in the local community as well as summer camps. Currently, volunteers are needed to help out at an after school program at Jefferson Elementary in the Allentown School District.
Valley Against Sex Trafficking partners with justice advocates in law enforcement, homeland security, and the judicial system as they work toward ending human trafficking. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, their goal is to empower survivors and encourage the community to take action in the anti-trafficking movement. Volunteer opportunities include clerical assistance, research, education, and fundraising.
Yokefellowship Prison Ministry
Yokefellowship Prison Ministry exists to help at-risk youth, inmates, and ex-offenders yoke themselves to Christ for salvation and changed lives. Volunteers have the opportunity to share the Gospel with and encourage those incarcerated and those recently released from prison.