Welcome to the Volunteer Center of Burlington County

A private, nonprofit, community based organization serving area residents & organizations since 1996.

 

  • Volunteer News Brief - 9/11/14 Edition - Read Here

  • View Youth Volunteerism Video Click Here

  • New Jersey Governor's Office on Volunteerism - Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) New Brunswick, NJ - Click link to register: Click Here

  • Burlington County Municipalities: Visit and bookmark your municipal websiteClick Here Stay informed - Be involved.

 

  • Take Time to Take Notice - An ongoing campaign of  the Volunteer Center of Burlington County which urges residents to take note of the many things that volunteers of all ages are doing day and day out. With all of us being busy with the challenges of daily life there is precious little time to reflect upon and celebrate what is being achieved in the way of improving personal and community life. There are always needs and problems to address but there are also needs and problems that have and are being address. As you walk through your neighborhood, drive through your municipality, journey through the county, and read and listen to community news Take Time To Take Notice. It is a way as a stakeholder to give yourself, neighbors and fellow county residents a well deserved "pat on the back" for making a difference.

                                                                 

  • September is National Preparedness Month to learn more visit:

http://www.goodandready.org/  and/or http://www.ready.gov/september

View video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_omgt3MEBs

The Volunteer Center of Burlington County is a member of the Burlington County COAD (Community Organization Ativie in Disasters).

 

 

 

  • Volunteer Center's - 11th Annual Youth Service Conference & Expo to be held Friday, October 10th - 9am - 1:15 pm at Burlington County College - Pemberton Campus. Burlington County  high school student leaders, advisers and administrators will attend workshops and meet representatives of nonprofit organizations seeking youth volunteers. For more information e-mail volcenter@hotmail.com

 

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New Opportunities

  • Saddler’s Woods Fall Stewardship Volunteer Event Saturday October 18th

    Volunteers are needed
    Saturday October 18th, 2014
    9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Rain or shine!
    Saddler’s Woods is a small urban forest in Haddon Township, NJ unique for its stand of old growth trees. Volunteers are needed to remove litter, weed invasive plants, plant native saplings, remove stream debris, and maintain trails. This is a great event for any age including families, teens, and youth!

  • Bass River State Forest - Volunteer Cleanup September 21st

    National Public Lands Day celebrationat Bass River State Forest

    Tuckerton, NJ – Bass River State Forest is celebrating National Public Lands Day (a week early) on September 21, 2014 by hosting a volunteer cleanup project from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

     

    The NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection is continuing to promote the “Don’t Waste our Open Space” Anti-Dumping efforts by promoting cleanups on National Public Lands Day this year.

     

    Volunteers will be cleaning up illegally dumped trash at two locations in the forest. Bring gloves, lunch and insect repellent; snacks provided.  Meet at the Forest Office at 762 Stage Road.  Heavy rain will cancel.

     

    National Public Lands Day, a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation, is a great opportunity for people al all ages to get outside, work alongside their neighbors, and help to improve their community and environment.  This is a great opportunity for students and scouts who need “community service” hours.

     

    To register or for more information contact the Bass River State Forest office at (609) 296-1114.  To see a list of NPLD sites, activities, contacts and downloadable photos from past events visit www.publiclandsday.org.

     


Community & Volunteering News

  • What Should You Expect as a Volunteer?

    When looking for a place to volunteer, how do you know whether a particular organization is likely to provide a positive experience where your abilities will be well utilized? While there are no guarantees, there are some things to look for: • Does the organization have a volunteer job description clearly defining what you will be doing? If not, is the organization’s contact person able to explain to you what you will be doing? • What kind of training/orientation does the organization provide? • Who will be your supervisor? Will that person be easily accessible to you?