Volunteer Opportunities Directory

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.  450 Veteran Way Burlington City NJ   Hours Mon, Tue  Thur 9:30- 1130 &1:30-3:30 .

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

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



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.

YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties

YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, with locations in Mount Laurel  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.

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 p


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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



  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation prevents birth defects and low birth weight babies through research, education, and advocacy.  Volunteers are needed for telephone and office work, fund raising, support and management of special events.  Teens welcome.   - www.marchofdimes.org/newjersey -  Nina Sims, Volunteer Coordinator –  ninman-sims@marchofdimes.org  -  856-874-9050 



  • Masonic Village at Burlington

    Masonic Village at Burlington, in Burlington, nj , seeks volunteers (14+) to escort residents to physical therapy, doctor appointments, Salon Services and church services and delivery of water pitchers, newspapers and mail, all within the Home.  Volunteer assignments are available day, early evening and weekends.  Tonya Stilts - Call 609-239-3866.   Websites:www.njmasonic.org – email:  tstilts@njmasonic.org


  • Maternity and Adoption Services – Division of Catholic Charities

    Maternity and Adoption Services - Division of Catholic Charities, provides permanent adoption placement for infants, reunion services for adult adoptees, and adoption support groups.  It also provides comprehensive therapeutic counseling for birth mothers and their families.  Volunteers are needed for office work, transportation, fundraising, and public speaking.  Call 609-386-6221    info@cctrenton.org - www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org – Carol Spiker, Training Coordinator - 609-394-5181 x1164


  • Compassionate Care Hospice

    Compassionate Care Hospice is a community based program that provides end of life care to patients and their loved ones. Our volunteers(16+) are a very special part of our program . . .  our volunteers provide support thru companionship, running errands, respite and more . . .  we presently recruiting for volunteers in the Burlington County area.  All training and support is provided. If interested please contact Donna / Volunteer Coordinator at 609-267-1178    Website: cchnet.net/







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