Teen Volunteer Opportunities Directory

This directory is published by the Volunteer Center of Burlington County as a service to our community. For more information regarding local volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center at 609-894-9311 x 1492, 856-222-9311 x 1492) or send an e-mail.

Click on the categories or tags to navigate opportunities by interest level. Use the age categories to locate opportunities designed for that age group.

The Volunteer Center of Burlington County is determined to be a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. It is affiliated with RSVP Burlington County, DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Associations) of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, Points of Light Foundation-Hands On Network, Volunteer Center National Network and 1-800-Volunteer.org.


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  • ACACIA HOSPICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

    ACACIA HOSPICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Acacia Hospice is a small non-profit end-of-life care organization located in Burlington County and serving patients and their families across the region. We pour our hearts into providing compassionate care to those who are dying and to filling their lives with ease, comfort, quality, dignity, and honor while they live their last days with us. We have various internship and volunteer opportunities for students and community members VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Acacia Hospice volunteers are treasured members of our hospice family and we are incredibly grateful for the love and support they bring to our work. We are always looking for community members who want to take part in the care we provide and there are many ways to do so.

    We are on the lookout for Patient & Family Support Volunteers to serve as companions to patients and their families, Administrative Support volunteers to help with a number of office and organizational projects, Pet Therapy volunteers who would like to bring their certified animals to brighten our patients’ lives, Music Therapy volunteers to play and sing with those we serve, and Veteran/Military Spouse volunteers who want to support other veterans & their spouses who are receiving end-of-life care. Additionally, we are always looking for people who like to craft to help sew, crochet, and knit quilts and blankets for our patients. We provide free training, an amazingly supportive team environment, and lots of gratitude.

    INTERNSHIPS Veteran Support & Recognition Program When Veteran patients come on to our hospice services we are honored and humbled to be able to provide them with end-of-life care. Interns focused on veteran supports with Acacia will participate in outreach to local Congressional offices to request proclamations on behalf of patients. Veteran support interns will lead community outreach to promote veteran-focused events and will help with event planning.

    Media & Recording Support We would love for a student to work with our team in an audio-visual capacity to help produce Story Corp-like audio recordings and mini-documentaries that celebrate the remarkable lives our patients have lived. Twice a year we host a Memorial Service to honor the lives of those who passed while on our hospice service. We would love for an intern to help with the media for these events.

    Music & Memory Program When new patients come on to our hospice services, we learn from them and their families what music has been important throughout their lives. We are a certified provider of the Music & Memory program which means that we custom load iPods with playlists of music that correspond to each patient's musical preferences. We then deliver the iPod along with a set of headphones or a small speaker so that the patient and their family can utilize music to bring comfort and happy memories. Musical favorites tap deep memories to improve quality of life. Music has also been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression and to help moderate pain. We would love to have a social services intern/volunteer support us to review the musical history questionnaire, to conduct musical preference assessments with patients and their families, to download music and load iPods, and then to present iPods to patients and their families and engage them in listening to music. Additional opportunities include event planning and opportunities for direct patient & family support. We would love for an intern, having studied and experienced the Music & Memory program, to culminate their internship by helping to organize a community viewing of the documentary Alive Inside which is described as “a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.”

    Program Development & Community Outreach We are in the process of redeveloping our volunteer handbook and amplifying our volunteer recruitment and retention. In order to support our end-of-life patients with as much honor and dignity as possible, we seek to develop a rigorous volunteer base thus the intern will be engaged in recruitment and outreach efforts. This might include attendance at community events, developing fliers and spreading them throughout the community, reaching out to local corporations to build partnerships, and any other method of outreach/engagement the intern dreams up. We are looking for an intern who loves to write, edit, research, and think critically about care delivery models to help make our volunteer program as patient-centered and quality-oriented as possible. Thank you for considering us! All internships and volunteer assignments require completion of our online training program as well as medical clearances since interns will occasionally interface with patients in a health care setting. Interns must have an interest in learning more about hospice & palliative care and be passionate about patient-centered models of care.

    If you are interested in learning more about volunteering or interning with Acacia Hospice, please contact: Elizabeth Wolf Volunteer Coordinator Direct: 609-589-4072 Mobile: 609-864-1614 Main Office: 609-589-4444 ewolf@njmasonic.org www.acaciahospice.org

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  • Acsend Hospice

    Acsend Hospice "You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." Ascend is offering volunteer opportunities for compassionate, empathetic individuals who want to enhance their lives by giving their time to others in their community. Volunteers can provide companionship visits, make special crafts for patients and families, support our bereavement team and assist our office staff.  Ascend Hospice embraces a holistic approach and utilizes the gifts and talents of alternative practitioners, such as massage therapists, reiki practitioners, pet therapists and music therapists. Volunteers receive hospice volunteer training and mentoring; hours range from one to two hours per week and a commitment of at least one year.  Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Madden, at 609-273-9009 or via email at denise.madden@ascendhealth.com. Ages - 16 and up for craft and administrative support 18 and up for companionship

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  • Willingboro Seventh-day Adventist Church Thanksgiving Service & Luncheon 11/17/18

    Willingboro Seventh-day Adventist Church 
    Thanksgiving Service & Luncheon 11/17/18

    We cordially invite you, your family and friends to our Community Thanksgiving Service & Luncheon Saturday, November 17, 2018 110 Buckingham Drive Willingboro, NJ 08046

    * Service: 11:00AM - 12:30PM featuring Elder Courtney Popkin
    * Luncheon: 1:00PM - 3:30PM
    * Gift bags
    * School supplies

    For more information or to volunteer please call (856) 840-6106 or (609) 458-2500

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  • Hug Wraps

    Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients to wear to various treatments. The wraps were designed by Brenda Jones who was undergoing daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now they are made for patients with all types of cancer.

    Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients to wear to various treatments. The wraps were designed by Brenda Jones who was undergoing daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now they are made for patients with all types of cancer. Hug Wrap Sewing Volunteers meet the 1st Saturday of each month at Olde City Quilts 339 High Street Burlington, NJ 10:30-3 pm. In addition to sewing help, we are in need volunteers with the skills listed Website maintenance & updating; computer input; PR & Marketing; Strategic Planning Fundraising; Graphic Design; and Social Media ~Community Service Hours~ We welcome students that are in need of fulfilling community service hours. College students...Intern Opportunities Available (unpaid) -Junior Volunteers must be of High School age: (13 years of age or older) Contact us via email: hugwraps@yahoo.com, Brenda Jones www.hugwraps.org  - 501 c (3) organization

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  • Heartland Hospice

    Heartland Hospice, serving patients in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties, offers many meaningful opportunities for volunteers (16+) to make a difference! A volunteer may assist in the office with clerical duties; visit a patient for companionship,  give the patient's caregiver support and relief; visit a patient with your certified Pet Therapy dog; sing for/with a patient who enjoys music as part of our singing group; sit vigil with a patient who is on his/her final journey; call/visit families of our patients who have passed within the year for bereavement support; and/or sew 'Heartland Hugs' pillows for the families of our patients who have passed (must be able to sew and have a sewing machine). Patient companion volunteers are placed as close to home as possible. The opportunities are endless! Specialized training is provided throughout the year. Please call Lisa Spoto-Capaccio, Volunteer Coordinator, at 856.251.0707 or email Lisa.Capacccio@hcr-manorcare.com for more information.

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  • The Clare Estate

    The Clare Estate offers top quality senior living on all care levels. Our senior living services and wellness care include a variety of options for all seniors, whether they choose independent living, assisted living, enhanced care, or memory care services. We are not a traditional care facility; we are a home specialized in the care and support of your loved one. We pride ourselves on the longevity of care providers who really get to know and bond with our resident as an extension of your family.  One may think Alzheimer's disease is the end of the story, in reality it is just the beginning of a new chapter that can be filled with great meaning and purpose. Making one resident smile can change the world, maybe not the entire world, but their world. We are currently looking for individuals who are compassionate and strive to make others smile. We are in search of people who are artists, musicians, and interested in sitting and chatting with our residents. The many crafts we offer, including bead making, tie blanket making, & artwork inspired by famous artists, encourage our residents to share their talents. One may never expect it, but even in our most reserved residents, an artist dwells!  What we expect from our volunteers is a compassionate nature, willing to take part in our daily activities such as exercise, bingo, reading groups, crafts, cognitive exercises, and coffee socials. Feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone with any questions or comments.  dmolinelli@theclareestate.come or (609)298-9960 ask for the activities department.

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  • Virtua Memorial Hospital

    Virtua Memorial Hospital seeks volunteers to work in several areas of the hospital and Auxiliary Thrift Shop located at 798 Woodlane Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060.  Shop hours Mon.- Thurs. 10am to 5pm, Fri. - 10am to 2pm and Sat 10am to 3pm. Clothing and household donations accepted.  Junior volunteers (14+ and in high school) are needed from 4 pm to 7 pm.  For information,Tiffany Bennett - tbennett@virtua.org -  call 609-267-0700 ext. 47073, www.virtua.org - Email: info@virtua.org -    https://www.virtua.org/about/careers/volunteer

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  • It Takes A Village

    It Takes A Village is a caring, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping seniors, disabled of any age and returning vets in the following ways :Shop for groceries ( with or without the client, run errands, visit clients, call and just chat, drive clients to doctors and rehab (when planned ahead ), read to the visually impaired. The areas we cover presently, in Burlington County are : Cinnaminson, Delran, Hainesport, Maple Shade, Moorestown, Mount Laurel . There are no charges for our services but we do ask, if possible for a $ 20 donation ( tax deductible ) once a YEAR ! (to help cover our insurance costs) We are an interfaith community! Our list of needy clients is growing and we need men and women to help these neighbors! All our volunteers attend a one hour training given once a month. Please feel free to call: 856-396-5783, www.itavnj.org Email: ittakesavillageNJ@gmail.com Website: www.itavnj.org/

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  • Rancocas Nature Center

    Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road (Exit 45A off Rt. 295) Westampton, NJ needs volunteers for help with various activities at the Center. Some of these include gardening, working in our little store & answering the phone, maintaining website and Facebook pages, email and regular announcements, as well as speakers with expertise on various nature related topics. Volunteers are also needed to conduct or assist with important research projects. Those interested in volunteering can email info@rancocasnaturecenter.org with any questions, or go to http://rancocasnaturecenter.org/volunteer.html to fill out a volunteer sign-up form.

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  • Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton

     

    Habitat for Humanity Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton is calling for volunteers with a variety of skills and proficiencies to help to finish constructing our current homes and assist in our ReStore located in Maple Shade. Volunteers must be at least 16 for the construction site (adult supervision required if under 18) and 15 for the ReStore (adult supervision required if under 16). No experience necessary. Email: volunteer@habitatbcgtp.org - Highlights info row image www.habitatbcgtp.org/ (856) 441-2707.

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