Volunteer Center 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.


To see an alphabetical grid view of all opportunities, click here. For a grid view of all keywords, click here.

  • Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ)

    The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is social, supportive and educational.  Volunteers needed for community outreach, event support, membership/volunteer recruitment, publicity, content development, social media, and more.  Exciting and flexible opportunities to contribute both at home and various locations in South Jersey and Center City, Philadelphia. volunteer@vssj.com | 609-379-3560 | vssj.com

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  • Jersey Yahoos Burlington County's Own 23rd Vol Inf Reg

    Volunteers need/wanted to represent the 23rd Reg. NJ Vol. Inf. The 23rd Reg. was a 9 mouth vol, reg. Date Mustered on Sept. 13th Mustered out June 27th, 1863.

    Through Living History, to foster awareness and appreciation of the men and boys
    from Burlington County who answered their country's call and formed the NJ 23rd
    Volunteer Infantry Regiment, joining the famous First NJ Brigade in the struggle to
    preserve the Union.

    Needed and wanted 
    Vols. to join our group.
    Male and female, and children can also join our growing family of friends. To take part in parades and local events in NJ or whatever comes our way.

    Our Mission to spread the word of the 23rd Reg.and the men that took pride in calling them self's " YAHOOS " for the rest of live

    For more information and to volunteer Message us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jersey-Yahoos-Burlington-Countys-Own-23rd-Vol-Inf-Reg-302633356529763/about/?ref=page_internal

    Or email Edwin Kaewell elkaewell@hotmail.com

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  • Armed Forces Heritage Museum

    Armed Forces Heritage Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is seeking volunteers to assist us with our mission programs. Volunteer opportunities include: MiniMo mobile museum setup/take down and docent responsibilities at public events throughout the county and surrounding areas, with upcoming planned events at the Roebling Car Show (4/27), Jeeps on the Waterfront-Burlington (5/4), Bordentown Street Fair (5/18-19), Ewing Partiots Day (7/3), Burlington County Farm Fair (7/16-20), and more! Living History presentations support of programs that feature veterans who have served with distinction. Such support includes audio/visual setup/take down, attendee registration & feedback survey form administration, and other hosting responsibilities at public venues in and throughout the Burlington County area Membership opportunity to work directly with our board of directors in promoting and shaping our mission to, "Preserve, Honor, and Educate all on the history of the military in New Jersey and the surrounding regions". Must be 18 years or older Contact Person: Marc Iroff; Email: marc.iroff@afhmus.orghttp://www.afhmus.org/

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  • Burlington Vicinage is seeking adult and youth volunteers for two Superior Court programs

    The Burlington Vicinage is seeking adult and youth volunteers for two Superior Court programs.

    Adult and youth volunteers are needed as Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) board members, court-appointed citizens who hear and decide matters involving alleged juvenile offenders. They make recommendations to a family court judge for a resolution that would aid in the juvenile's rehabilitation.

    Youth volunteers could be eligible for community service credit hours based upon approval from their high school.

    Adults are needed as courthouse information specialists to greet and direct litigants, attorneys and visitors to their destinations. They also answer questions and provide assistance in person or by phone.

    Prospective adult volunteers for both programs must undergo a screening process, which includes a written application, interview, fingerprinting and a criminal background check. Mandatory training provided by the Burlington Vicinage must be completed prior to volunteer service.
    Prospective youth volunteers, who must be between the ages of 14 and 17, are subject to a juvenile record check. Parental consent is required for all youth volunteers. Mandatory training provided by the Burlington Vicinage must be completed prior to volunteer service.
    For additional information about the programs and the application process, contact Lawrence Bethea at lawrence.bethea@njcourts.gov.

     

     

     

     

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  • Armed Forces Heritage Museum

    Armed Forces Heritage Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is seeking volunteers to assist us with our mission programs. Volunteer opportunities include: MiniMo mobile museum setup/take down and docent responsibilities at public events throughout the county and surrounding areas, Living History presentations support of programs that feature veterans who have served with distinction. Such support includes audio/visual setup/take down, attendee registration & feedback survey form administration, and other hosting responsibilities at public venues in and throughout the Burlington County area Membership opportunity to work directly with our board of directors in promoting and shaping our mission to,"Preserve, Honor, and Educate all on the history of the military in New Jersey and the surrounding regions". Must be 18 years or older. Contact Person: Marc Iroff; Email: marc.iroff@afhmus.org http://www.afhmus.org/

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  • LifeTies, Inc.

    LifeTies, Inc.  - Would you like to help us make a difference? We are in need of volunteers with diverse skills to assist with helping our youth to meet their potentials. Share your passions, your talents, your hobbies, and your experiences. And/or become a mentor and engage in building a caring, nurturing relationship with individual youth. Be the caring, positive role model that you already are. 

    There are vulnerable and at-risk youth in our community who must overcome the effects of abuse, neglect, homelessness, chronic illnesses, and more. At LifeTies, we provide a nurturing, safe environment for these youth to heal, learn and become equipped with the tools to work towards the brighter, successful future that they deserve.

    Volunteers help us continue to work towards our mission: Nurturing wellness and self-sufficiency in vulnerable youth, young adults and their families. Whatever your interests, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. Join us at one of our information sessions to learn about LifeTies and how you can volunteer your time and skills to make a better tomorrow. 

    To find out more information and dates for our information sessions, email volunteer@lifeties.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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  • Volunteer Shopkeepers/Greeters Needed for the Whitesbog Historic General Store!

    Volunteer Shopkeepers/Greeters Needed for the Whitesbog Historic General Store!

    We are in need of helpers for the Fall and Holiday season, part-time and fill-in help is essential to keeping this village asset available for visitors to the Village, to pick up brochures, learn about the village, shop local goods, attend talks and programs and listen to local music!

    The General Store is the starting point for most visitors to Whitesbog Historic Village. Hand-crafted items and books on Pine Barrens history and folklore are some of the items sold in a down-home, country store atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s. The store is open on weekends, 10 AM-4 PM, year-round. More days and times can be added if volunteers are available on a regular basis.

    Store sales go towards supporting Whitesbog Preservation Trust's (WPT) efforts to preserve and restore Whitesbog Historic Village, birthplace of the cultivated blueberry and a key piece of New Jersey's agricultural heritage. Funds raised support programs for the public, museum exhibits, field trips, tours and family events including Living History Days, Spooky Tours, Wagon Rides, Tractor shows, Maker's Day and more.

    Whitesbog Preservation Trust is seeking volunteer sales associates.

    Volunteer shopkeepers will:

    Greet guests
    Process sales
    Share information about the Village and WPT, including upcoming programs
    Other responsibilities as needed
    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - training is provided.
    There are two weekend days: Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.
    Shopkeepers should arrive a little before 10 am to set up and plan to stay until a bit after 4 to close up.

    Families, friends and couples are welcome to work together and individuals who enjoy talking with the public are great!
    Whitesbog visitors include diverse travelers such as hikers, walking groups, horse-back riders, visitors from out of state, people touring the Pine Barrens, local residents, school children, homeschoolers, people interested in the history of the village, explorers, families and seniors.

    On occasion we have an evening event or special tour where visitors want to shop in the store as well, and we send out emails to shopkeepers to see if any are available.

    A minimum commitment of one day per month is desired, but not required.

    Interested? Call (609) 893-4646 or email WhitesbogPreservationTrust@gmail.com for more details.

    For more information about the Trust, visit us online at www.whitesbog.org.
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    Whitesbog Preservation Trust is a non-profit organization created in 1983 by a group of New Jersey citizens to preserve Whitesbog Historic Village. The Trust leases Whitesbog from the State of New Jersey in an innovative partnership agreement. The mission of the Trust is to restore, protect and enhance the land, sites, and buildings at Whitesbog and to provide educational and interpretive programs and materials about the history, culture, and natural environment of Whitesbog.

    https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp352714.jsp

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  • Connect to Mentoring

    Connect to Mentoring provides young adults in foster care with a mentor to provide a listening ear, helpful words and an open heart. Our mentors assist our mentees with finding hope inside themselves and by being a constant force in their ever changing lives. We are in high hopes to connect with individuals who: +have relevant skills/experience working with youth and/or a willingness to make a positive impact and can reflect positive behaviors. +can successfully complete a criminal background check, references check, interview and training class held by the mentor coordinator.+ have a valid driver's license, registration, acceptable driving record and a reliable means of transportation. +are willing to make a 1 year commitment to their mentee, meeting with their mentee twice a month for a minimum of 2 hours per meeting. +can update our mentor tracking system online to keep the mentor coordinator updated on the activities and any concerns that may arise during the meetings. Our mentors have supportive access from the mentor coordinator who is available via phone for all of our mentors. Our mentor coordinator has experience as a caseworker for the State of NJ and can address many concerns that may arise as well as provide advice to strengthen the mentor/mentee relationship. Our mentors receive a monthly newsletter full of resources, activities and helpful tools to utilize and optimize their time with their mentee and to make the relationship as effortless as possible. The mentor coordinator also follows up once a month with both the mentor and mentee to assure the mentor/mentee match continues to be appropriate. If you are interested in this position, please contact the mentor coordinator @ apayton@robinsnestinc.org and/or apply online at RobinsNestInc.org

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