Volunteer Opportunities Directory

Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital seeks volunteers 16 years or older to interact hands on with children in the Medical Daycare Center or Therapeutic Recreation Department playing games, reading stories provide TLC and socializing with patients.  Volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week, for a minimum of 3 months.  We also seek assistance with clerical support.  Volunteer opportunities are available 7 days a week; volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of  2 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months!

Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS) of Catholic Charities

Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS) of Catholic Charities provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and their children in Burlington County.  The program is currently in need of volunteers to assist with donation solicitation and donation management. Activities may include soliciting items from local businesses for our annual major fundraiser, sorting Thanksgiving meal and Holiday donations as well as assistance with Community Affairs. We also have opportunities for volunteers to work with Domestic Violence Response Teams.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International of Southern New Jersey

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International of Southern New Jersey provides information, counseling, and support to newly-diagnosed diabetics and their families.  This all-volunteer agency provides literature to educate the public, support the diabetic, and raises funds for the cure of diabetes.  Teens welcome to apply. Call 856-429-1101. E-mail: southjersey@jdrf.org - www.jdrf.org/southjersey - 1415 Rt.70 East Suite 311, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034.

Emergency & Community Services

Emergency & Community Services, Burlington County, a program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, working to help individuals and families in need of food, clothing and shelter assistance, seeks adult volunteers to stock shelves in our food pantry, pack food bags, accept, sort and display clothing and household donations, collate mailings and organize fundraisers or food drives.  Single teens or groups of supervised teens, 13 years and up, are also welcome.  801 Burlington Ave., Delanco, NJ   Hours Mon-Fri 8-4  Contact:  Barbara Clancy, Program Director -

PetPALS of Southern New Jersey

PetPALS of Southern New Jersey provides services for the companion animals of people living with serious illness or senior citizens.  Volunteers are needed to assist by becoming a "PAL" to a client and pet: deliver food and supplies, transport pets for vet and grooming appointments, open your home to a pet that needs temporary or permanent shelter, or assist with fundraising activities. Please call 856-939-6900 for information. Website: www.petpalssj.com/ - Email: info@petpalssj.com

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Pompeston Creek Watershed Association (PCWA)

Pompeston Creek Watershed Association (PCWA) founded in 1963 to promote the restoration and conservation of the Pompeston Creek Watershed (Cinnaminson, Delran, Moorestown & Riverton). Volunteers are needed for education programs, stream clean ups, administrative work, scientific water quality monitoring, & restoration projects. All ages welcome to participate.  856-235-9204; email: pompestoncreek@gmail.com  or visit our website: www.pompestoncreek.org

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  • BookMates

    BookMates, the interfaith literacy program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey and the Catholic Jewish Commission, seeks adult volunteer reading mentors to spend one hour per week during the school day reading on a one-to-one basis with at-risk students in grades K-2 in Camden and Willingboro. For additional information or to register for a training session, call 856-751-9500, ext. 1143  Rhonda Shevrin, BookMates Coordinator:  rshevin@jfedsnj.org  - www.jfedsnj.org/volunteer

     

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  • YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties

    YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, with locations in Mount Laurel and Burlington City, has many volunteer opportunities for seniors, adults, families, and teens 15+. Departments that utilize volunteers are: childcare, sports, baby-sitting, after school care, aquatics and administrative.  The YMCA believes that an on-the-job experience will benefit the student, the community, and the Y.  Email: ymcavolunteer@ymca-bc.org - 856-231-9622    Website: www.ymca-bc.org  or  www.ymca-bc.org/content/volunteer/volunteer.asp

     

     

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  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), New Jersey Chapter

    The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA), New Jersey Chapter, is a national non-profit voluntary health agency.  Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure.  The mission of HDSA is to promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for HD; to help HD individuals and their families through support and services at their three NJ clinics located in Stratford, Piscataway, and Newark; and to educate both public and health care professionals about HD.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of long and short term fundraising activities and special events (18 and over, 13-17 with adult supervision).  Call, 973-784-4965 email CCzaja@hdsa.org  visit our website at www.hdsanj.org

     

  • Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey

    Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey is dedicated to helping people successfully meet the challenges of daily life. JFCS is in need of volunteers to assist with the Kosher Meals on Wheels Program. Volunteers will deliver meals on a weekly basis to homebound adults many of them Holocaust survivors. There will be opportunities to hear the stories of survivors while providing them with a nutritious meal. If you have a vehicle and are willing to work with seniors, we want to hear from you! Please call Joyce at (856)751-9500 ext 1598 or email jofori@jfedsnj.org or visit us online at www.jfcssnj.org

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  • Bass River State Forest

    Bass River State Forest - New Jersey's FIRST State Forest, established in 1905.  The State Park Service has formal Volunteers in Parks and hosts several volunteer events throughout the year, such as "Earth Day", "National Trails Day", "National Public Lands Day" and sometimes "Make a Difference Day".  Recent projects include cleaning dumped trash out of the woods, developing a surfaced trail, removing tree seedlings from the septic field and replanting them, removing invasive species, trimming trails, marking trails w/our flexible trail markers, cleaning up trash from the edges of the lakeshore and weeding the flower beds.  Indoor projects include staffing the office phones, filing, making copies of event flyers, signing people up for events, checking campers in and learning the administrative processes of running a state forest .Volunteers 16 yrs. old or under must be accompanied by parent or guardian & volunteers 17 yrs. old must have written permission from parent or guardian.  Call the office or stop in and pick up a volunteer application.  Contact Cynthia L. Coritz, Superintendent Bass River State Forest - brsfsupt@hughes.net  (609) 296-1114.  www.njparksandforests.org

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  • Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Inc.

    Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Inc. educates and inspires young people to value: free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.  Its curricula address business and economic concepts, and workforce skills that build in intensity from Kindergarten through grade 12.  Volunteers (17+) are needed to teaching class one hour per day, once a week for approximately five weeks.  Contact Dawn Schwartz, Program Manager  dschwartz@ja-nj.org   609- 419-0404 x 106.   Website:  http://janj.org/get_involved/volunteer_with_ja

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