Volunteer Opportunities Directory

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 (weeding, planting, watering), working in our gift shop (greeting visitors, answering the phone, taking down program registrations, making sales), caring for our animals (feeding animals, cleaning tanks), creating brochures and program fliers, as well as speakers with expertise on various nature related topics. Volunteers are also needed to conduct or assist with important research projects.

National Society of Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA-NJ)

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey (NSCDA-NJ) operates two museums: Peachfield, a restored farmhouse in Westampton, and an old schoolhouse in Mount Holly.  Volunteers conduct seasonal tours at Peachfield and at the schoolhouse by appointment.  Volunteers are invited to participate in elementary school living history programs utilizing both sites.  Call 609-267-6996.


Habitat for Humanity South Central New Jersey


Habitat for Humanity South Central New Jersey 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. . https://www.habitatscnj.org/volunteer/


New Jersey Orators, Inc.

New Jersey Orators, Inc. (www.oratorsinc.orgis a 35-year old non-profit youth organization serving annually over 250 youth in eight counties throughout New Jersey, including chapters in Burlington County. Its mission is to teach the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, reading and media arts literacy, civic engagement, college readiness, and life skills to youth from 7 to 18 years of age in preparation for college.

Burlington County Emergency Services

Burlington County Emergency Services has volunteer openings for fire and other emergency (EMS) services in every community.  A rewarding activity for individuals who enjoy teamwork and are willing to invest time to protect their neighborhood.  Training for certification is provided.  New Associates program at Burlington County College available if you qualify.  For information, call the Burlington County Fire Marshal's office at 609-702-7158.  WebLink: www.co.burlington.nj.us/205/Emerg-Serv-Train-Ctr - Em

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, provides supportive programs and services to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while also serving as a leader with regard to advocacy and accelerating research.  Volunteers are needed for a wide range of roles, including but not limited to: community outreach, community education, support group facilitation, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, special events, and advocacy.    For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit 

Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center

Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center provides a structured riding program, specifically designed to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit for individuals with special needs. It is the mission of  Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center to strengthen the body, mind and spirit of each person while fostering independence in a safe environment. Kathy Jacquot  609-320-5363 or  Nancy Roswell nroswell@cftrc.org




  • American Red Cross- New Jersey Region

    American Red Cross - New Jersey Region –– Volunteers are needed to help in Disaster Assistance and Blood Services. Volunteers in Disaster Assistance are trained and able to respond to local Disasters, assist in Shelters, and provide mental health assistance.  Blood Services volunteers assist with Registration and Refreshments at Blood Drives or/and to help transport blood for processing. Virtual administrative opportunities in multiple departments are also available. There are opportunities for students to participate in youth group activities and Red Cross projects.  To learn more about opportunities in the Red Cross please email or call at john.maxey@redcross.org - 856-319-2956 Website Redcross.org/volunteer  




  • Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care

    Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care

    Samaritan is a non-profit agency caring for people in our communities with serious, progressive illness and grief wherever they live without regard for their ability to pay. Volunteers are desired for companionship visits to patients and their families, veteran visits with fellow veterans, pet therapy visits, music performance, office support, bereavement phone calls, support calls, greeting/escorting families and answering calls at our Samaritan Center at Voorhees, Thrift Store support, Community Ambassadors, and committees. Complimentary orientation and training is provided. Groups and individuals are desired to provide specialty support by making lap blankets, prayer shawls, fidget mats, clay heart keepsakes, running collection drives, etc. For more information please contact Sharon Wenner, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, swenner@SamaritanNJ.org or 856-552-3238. Visit us on our website at www.samaritannj.org.

    Teen Volunteering: SamariTeens group for teens 14-17 years old interested in volunteering on an on-going basis. No mandatory requirements; participate whenever you’re available! Participate in independent craft projects, provide community support at events, assist at Samaritan annual events. Project ideas available for groups and youth of all ages needing to fulfill community service requirements. All serve to benefit Samaritan’s patients and families. For more information please contact Sharon Wenner, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, swenner@SamaritanNJ.org or 856-552-3238. Visit us on our website at www.samaritannj.org.

    Clay Heart Project: http://www.volunteercenterburlingtoncounty.org/content/make-clay-heart-keepsakes-hospice-families

    TITLE: Make Clay Heart Keepsakes for Hospice Families


    Touch someone else's heart... Support Samaritan's families by making mini clay heart keepsakes for our staff to share as part of a ritual with our families who just lost their loved one on Samaritan’s services.

    Hearts are placed in the caregiver’s hand to honor and memorialize the patient, and a beautiful verse is read. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/uMxMMVrQwu0

    Make as many as you like - once or ongoing. Service hours awarded.


    Supplies are not provided by Samaritan. Please email Sharon Wenner, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, SWenner@SamaritanNJ.org or call 856-552-3238 for detailed instructions and sample images.

    Thank you so very much for sharing your heart!


  • VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN AIDES Needed at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly

    VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN AIDES are needed at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. There are openings for trained lay visitors every day of the week. Following a training and orientation process, an Aide may donate two to four hours each week to visit patients, offering them friendship and spiritual comfort.  Aids will need a letter of endorsement from their pastor.  

    The 18-hour Training Course will be offered at the Virtua Center for Learning, 1200 Howard Blvd., Mt. Laurel, on Thu Oct 30 and Fri Oct 31. 

     If you want to find out if volunteering is for you before signing up for the course, please phone for an information package with details of the course and the process of volunteering in the hospital. Please phone 609-914-6535 x 43281

  • Shipman Mansion Foundation

    Shipman Mansion Foundation - Non-profit focused on preservation of an 1869 home on the banks of the Delaware River in Edgewater Park is looking for someone with knowledge of QuickBooks and non-profit accounting to help them set up their books and records. The Shipman Mansion Foundation recently received a $12,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation and a financial system has to be set up to track the grant, expenses and donations. If you are interested, please contact Norma Carter at 856-986-7969 or by email at nbcarter2@comcast.net. Additional information about The Shipman Mansion Foundation can be found at www.shipmanmansion.org - shipmanmansionfoundation@gmail.com



  • 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!  Opportunities are also available at the outpatient therapy locations in Marlton, Pennsauken, Vineland, and Washington Township  Contact Rose Lynch Volunteer Manager Services, 
    at volunteerservices@weismanchildrens.comWebsite: www.weismanchildrens.com/  http://www.weismanchildrens.com/Volunteer.cfm



  • 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. These teams of trained volunteers work in conjunction with Burlington County police departments and respond to the police stations to talk to victims immediately following an incident of abuse. Volunteering is a personally rewarding experience that will enable you to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families in your community.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Marcia Fishkin, Community Affairs Program Supervisor, at 856-824-0599 or email mfishkin@cctrenton.org.   PHDVS has provided free and confidential services for survivors of domestic abuse and their children for over 35 years. PHDVS assists these families with an array of services, including emergency shelter, a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling, a children’s program, community education and more. These services are invaluable to survivors and their children who are striving to break the cycle of violence.  Carol Spiker, Volunteer Coordinator  609-394-5181  cspiker@cctrenton.org

  • Volunteer Center of Burlington County

    Volunteer Center of Burlington County, located at Rowan College at Burlignton County, 200 Campbell Drive Suite 210  Willingboro  NJ, provides information on hundreds of volunteer opportunities and referrals to agencies throughout Burlington County.  Call 856-222-9311 x 1492 volcenter@hotmail.com  - www.volunteercenterburlingtoncounty.org for information, or to inquire about any of the following positions:

      * Group Projects/Special Assignments - Adult or teen service groups, families, and individuals are needed for short-term projects for many agencies.  Flexible schedules, interesting challenges.

      * Skills Bank


  • 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.




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