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.

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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




    ACACIA HOSPICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Acacia Hospice is a small non-profit end-of-life care organization located in Burlington County and serving patients and their families across the region. We pour our hearts into providing compassionate care to those who are dying and to filling their lives with ease, comfort, quality, dignity, and honor while they live their last days with us. We have various internship and volunteer opportunities for students and community members VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Acacia Hospice volunteers are treasured members of our hospice family and we are incredibly grateful for the love and support they bring to our work. We are always looking for community members who want to take part in the care we provide and there are many ways to do so.

    We are on the lookout for Patient & Family Support Volunteers to serve as companions to patients and their families, Administrative Support volunteers to help with a number of office and organizational projects, Pet Therapy volunteers who would like to bring their certified animals to brighten our patients’ lives, Music Therapy volunteers to play and sing with those we serve, and Veteran/Military Spouse volunteers who want to support other veterans & their spouses who are receiving end-of-life care. Additionally, we are always looking for people who like to craft to help sew, crochet, and knit quilts and blankets for our patients. We provide free training, an amazingly supportive team environment, and lots of gratitude.

    INTERNSHIPS Veteran Support & Recognition Program When Veteran patients come on to our hospice services we are honored and humbled to be able to provide them with end-of-life care. Interns focused on veteran supports with Acacia will participate in outreach to local Congressional offices to request proclamations on behalf of patients. Veteran support interns will lead community outreach to promote veteran-focused events and will help with event planning.

    Media & Recording Support We would love for a student to work with our team in an audio-visual capacity to help produce Story Corp-like audio recordings and mini-documentaries that celebrate the remarkable lives our patients have lived. Twice a year we host a Memorial Service to honor the lives of those who passed while on our hospice service. We would love for an intern to help with the media for these events.

    Music & Memory Program When new patients come on to our hospice services, we learn from them and their families what music has been important throughout their lives. We are a certified provider of the Music & Memory program which means that we custom load iPods with playlists of music that correspond to each patient's musical preferences. We then deliver the iPod along with a set of headphones or a small speaker so that the patient and their family can utilize music to bring comfort and happy memories. Musical favorites tap deep memories to improve quality of life. Music has also been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression and to help moderate pain. We would love to have a social services intern/volunteer support us to review the musical history questionnaire, to conduct musical preference assessments with patients and their families, to download music and load iPods, and then to present iPods to patients and their families and engage them in listening to music. Additional opportunities include event planning and opportunities for direct patient & family support. We would love for an intern, having studied and experienced the Music & Memory program, to culminate their internship by helping to organize a community viewing of the documentary Alive Inside which is described as “a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.”

    Program Development & Community Outreach We are in the process of redeveloping our volunteer handbook and amplifying our volunteer recruitment and retention. In order to support our end-of-life patients with as much honor and dignity as possible, we seek to develop a rigorous volunteer base thus the intern will be engaged in recruitment and outreach efforts. This might include attendance at community events, developing fliers and spreading them throughout the community, reaching out to local corporations to build partnerships, and any other method of outreach/engagement the intern dreams up. We are looking for an intern who loves to write, edit, research, and think critically about care delivery models to help make our volunteer program as patient-centered and quality-oriented as possible. Thank you for considering us! All internships and volunteer assignments require completion of our online training program as well as medical clearances since interns will occasionally interface with patients in a health care setting. Interns must have an interest in learning more about hospice & palliative care and be passionate about patient-centered models of care.

    If you are interested in learning more about volunteering or interning with Acacia Hospice, please contact: Elizabeth Wolf Volunteer Coordinator Direct: 609-589-4072 Mobile: 609-864-1614 Main Office: 609-589-4444 ewolf@njmasonic.org www.acaciahospice.org



  • 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



  • 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.

    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.




  • 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



  • The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)

    The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is a library that serves New Jersey residents of all ages (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a visual impairment.  We offer no cost delivery of an Audiobook player, headset, Audiobooks, Audio & Braille Magazines, Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD) and Braille Books. 

    Volunteer opportunities include (18+): 

    • Clerical support, data entry, scanning and assemble postal mailings.   
    • Prepare audiobooks for circulation by pulling cards, applying labels and prepare for processing.   
    • Pick and sort audio books, requires moderate activity, standing, the ability to push a cart up to 100+ pounds on wheels, remove audiobooks from shelving to cart and process audiobooks for recording.   
    • Pack audiobook recalls by scanning and boxing for mail, requires lifting up to 15 pounds per box.   
    • Two Offsite Events: 
    • Annual TBBC Golf Classic volunteer on or off the golf course.  We are always seeking new Committee Members to join our growing event.   
    • Biennial Fall Festival necessitates sighted guides for our patrons during the day’s event.   

    If you would like to join a vibrant group of volunteers and staff, contact Linda Cerce at 800-792-8322 ext. 835, lcerce@njstatelib.org.  Website www.njstatelib.org/tbbc 




  • Serenity Hospice Care

    Serenity Hospice Care is looking for caring people to volunteer with our patients. We have patients in facilities and in their homes throughout New Jersey. We work around our volunteers schedule and location preferences.  Patients are in Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Mercer, Burlington & Camden counties. Patients enjoy activities such as talking, playing games, cards, watching TV and reading! A small amount of your time will make a huge difference in someone's life!  There is no experience necessary, we will do the training! If you are interested, please contact  A J Blair at ablair@serenityhospicenj.com or 609-227-2400.   



  • Hug Wraps

    Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients to wear to various treatments. The wraps were designed by Brenda Jones who was undergoing daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now they are made for patients with all types of cancer.

    Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients to wear to various treatments. The wraps were designed by Brenda Jones who was undergoing daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now they are made for patients with all types of cancer. Hug Wrap Sewing Volunteers meet the 1st Saturday of each month at Olde City Quilts 339 High Street Burlington, NJ 10:30-3 pm. In addition to sewing help, we are in need volunteers with the skills listed Website maintenance & updating; computer input; PR & Marketing; Strategic Planning Fundraising; Graphic Design; and Social Media ~Community Service Hours~ We welcome students that are in need of fulfilling community service hours. College students...Intern Opportunities Available (unpaid) -Junior Volunteers must be of High School age: (13 years of age or older) Contact us via email: hugwraps@yahoo.com, Brenda Jones www.hugwraps.org  - 501 c (3) organization



  • Heartland Hospice

    Heartland Hospice, serving patients in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties, offers many meaningful opportunities for volunteers (16+) to make a difference! A volunteer may assist in the office with clerical duties; visit a patient for companionship,  give the patient's caregiver support and relief; visit a patient with your certified Pet Therapy dog; sing for/with a patient who enjoys music as part of our singing group; sit vigil with a patient who is on his/her final journey; call/visit families of our patients who have passed within the year for bereavement support; and/or sew 'Heartland Hugs' pillows for the families of our patients who have passed (must be able to sew and have a sewing machine). Patient companion volunteers are placed as close to home as possible. The opportunities are endless! Specialized training is provided throughout the year. Please call Lisa Spoto-Capaccio, Volunteer Coordinator, at 856.251.0707 or email Lisa.Capacccio@hcr-manorcare.com for more information.