Volunteer Opportunities Directory


Welcome 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 (x7492), 856-222-9311 (x7492) 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.


Legacy Treatment Center

Legacy Treatment Center serves the needs of the residents of Burlington County, seeks volunteers for both office work and consumer assistance.  Duties include light paperwork, filing, organization and some follow-up phone calls to consumers.  Must have pleasant demeanor, good organizational skills and ability to work with people. Call 609-267-5656 ext. 217., www.legacytreatment.org  Laura Alfieri, Coordinator, email:  lalfieri@legacytreatment.org

Emergency Squads of Burlington County

The Emergency Squads of Burlington County need many additional volunteers, especially those available to respond to daytime calls during the week.  EMT certification classes are offered in county.  About half the squads also sponsor junior auxiliaries for teen volunteers. Burlington County First Aid Council - Francis Pagurek, President - fpagurek@mountlaurel.com     http://www.burlcofac.org/   or contact your local squad.


American Cancer Society - Eastern Division, Southwest Region

American Cancer Society –Eastern Division, Southwest Region, needs people with telephone, receptionist, and personal computer skills.  A variety of long and short-term assignments in public education, office administration, and fund raising are available; also volunteers to provide transportation for local patients to doctor's appointments and treatment centers.  Orientation and training provided.  For details, call 856-616-1650 x 3116, debbie.cooney@cancer.orgwww.cancer.org

Animal Welfare Association (AWA)

Animal Welfare Association (AWA), Voorhees-- works with companion animals.  Adult volunteers needed for committees and special event projects.  Volunteers (16+) needed for: 

 * Customer Services such as telephone, reception, member and data management;

 * Pet-Assisted Therapy to visit residents of area nursing homes;

 * Humane Education to present special informational programs in elementary schools;

 * Animal Shelter to feed, clean, and care for resident animals.  Call 856-424-2288 ext. 119.            

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for students ages 15 to 18 coming into this area.  Foreign students speak English, are bright and eager to learn and share culture and language.  ASSE also seeks local high school students to become exchange students abroad.  Interested families and students call Sue Nelson or (732) 251-1517. Or email susannelson223@aol.com


  • Burlington County Animal Alliance

    Burlington County Animal Alliance, http://www.bcaaofnj.org  seeks volunteers (18+) for the following: Visiting Burlington County’s Animal Shelter in Westampton to help maintain the shelter’s web site  by taking photographs and noting current population; providing foster care to animals rescued from shelters and other means like owner surrenders; helping with animal adoption events, including our weekly adoption event at both the Moorestown and Mt. Laurel Petsmart’s on Saturday from 12 noon to 3 pm.;  assisting in fundraising efforts in order to support our mission.  Call Lorraine at (609) 880-1235 or email jajachris@aol.com



  • Burlington County Behavioral Services (Catholic Charities) – Delaware House Mental Health Services

    Burlington County Behavioral Services (Catholic Charities) - Delaware House Mental Health Services - in Westampton - a program of Catholic Charities, seeks volunteers for clerical, and assisting our nursing staff; also teaching arts and crafts and nutrition.  Office hours are daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM.  Service hours are flexible.  Diana Pasca, dpasca@cctrenton.org - Call 609-267-9339 ext. 5154 - 25 Ikea Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060

  • Burlington County Municipal Alliance Network

    Burlington County Municipal Alliance Network works with, and is funded by, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, county and local government.  Municipal Alliances plan, coordinate, and conduct alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention activities to benefit communities.  There are 26 alliances serving 33 communities in Burlington County.  Local events and projects need input and support.  There are many volunteer opportunities for adults and groups of supervised teens.  Call the County Municipal Alliance Coordinator at 609-265-5538   Elfrieda Francis, email: efrancis@co.burlington.nj.us for the current contact in your town



  • Burlington County Superior Court

    Burlington County Superior Court conducts nine volunteer programs: Juvenile Conference Committees, Supervised Visitation, Child Placement Review Boards, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Courthouse Visitors Assistance Program, Docent Program, Municipal Court Mediation, Small Claims Mediation, Parenting Mediation. Volunteers under age 18 are invited to join Juvenile Conference Committees and Docent program.  Call 609-518-2517 for details on programs. Website www.co.burlington.nj.us/




  • Aspen Hills Healthcare Center


    Aspen Hills Healthcare Center (formerly Buttonwood Hospital) in Pemberton, NJ seeks volunteers to provide friendly visits to residents, assist staff members in conducting activities, transport residents within the hospital premises, and provide entertainment.  Junior volunteers must be 14 years old. For more information please contact Recreation Director, Virginia Burt-Ely – vburtely@aspenhillshealthcare.com

    609.836.6000 ext. 6063 - www.aspenhillshealthcare.com  



  • Family and Community Services – a program of Catholic Charities

    Family and Community Services - a program of Catholic Charities providing behavioral health services to individuals, couples & families - seeks volunteers for phone and receptionist duties, and clerical work.  Mornings or afternoons, 9 AM - 5 PM in our Burlington office – 609-386-7331 - Orientation provided.  Volunteers are also needed to assist in grant writing and research, and fundraising projects.  Flexible hours.  Please contact Barbara Striker, Training Coordinator – 609-394-5181 ext. 1164  - cspiker@cctrenton.org - www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org


  • Compassus Hospice


    Compassus Hospice is seeking kind-hearted and compassionate volunteers in Burlington County, New Jersey to support and assist individuals and their loved ones, at end of life. Understanding that the gift of time and attention given to another is a personal reward like no other, Life Choice Hospice offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities that can fit anyone’s personality and schedule. Administrative, Complementary Therapy, Bereavement, Caregiver Relief and Compassionate Companions are some examples of volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers can impact patients in extraordinary ways.  If you have at least one hour a week, your assistance would be appreciated. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with each volunteer to create a customized schedule and personal training.  Please contact Pat Thieringer at 1-800-557-7570 x306 or email patricia.thieringer@compassus.com for more information. You may also complete an online application by visiting www.compassus.com



  • Military & Family Support Center (MFSC)

    The Military & Family Support Center (MFSC) incorporates the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Army Community Service and Fleet & Family Support Center of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst coordinates volunteer efforts on behalf of military families. Volunteers are needed for recreation, office work, and mentoring. Teen volunteers are considered.  Joint Base MDL, 3435 Broidy Road  - Monday – Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm  Call  609-754-3154  See website: http://gomdl.com/activities/military-family-support-center/ , contact:   Susan Endres, Community Readiness Consultant, susan.endres@us.af.mil – 732-323-1248.




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