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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  • 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/



  • 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



  • 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.




  • 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.

    The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. 

     Volunteer opportunities include (18+):

     These two opportunities are immediate assignments and perfect for an organization’s Day of Caring project, a college group volunteering project or any group or individual willing to help out until the project is complete.

    •Removing labels off of a (4” x 6”) plastic containers.

    •Peeling of old and applying new labels to a (2″ x 3”) cartridge.

    These opportunities are ongoing:

    •Clerical support, data entry, scanning and assemble postal mailings.

    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 or Download a volunteer application form




  • 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.   



  • 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.



  • Burlington County Division of Parks

    Burlington County Division of Parks seeks volunteers (18+) with an interest in the arts, local history, nature, and festivals.  The Friends of the Mansion at Smithville is a non-profit organization who are also seeking volunteers for docents and special events.  To find out about the extensive volunteer opportunities available for both individuals and groups throughout the Burlington County Park System, please go to our webpage at www.co.burlington.nj.us/1443/Volunteer-Opportunities



  • Regal Heart Hospice

    Regal Heart Hospice agency is currently seeking compassionate volunteers to join our team!  Volunteers will provide support and companionship to hospice patients and their families as well as office clerical duties. We will provide Orientation and training. Please call Kim Willis at 856-854-0565



  • Moorestown School of Music - Volunteer Music School Supervisor Needed

    Moorestown School of Music - Volunteer Music School Supervisor; 3 to 5 hours per day (Monday - Friday); overseeing accounts receivable/payable and reconciling accounts, scheduling lessons, have strong skills in software, social media/web-based applications and computer use, developing and assist with marketing programs in and around the Moorestown/South Jersey area to increase school's student population and enhance instruction, represent the school at recitals and fundraising events,  addressing staffing issues from individual instruction teachers and Music Together franchise staff, liaise with parents and supervise the receptionist.  Contact Dori Cowan or Jacqueline Farmer, Moorestown School of Music, 301 Union Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057, 856-235-7565, www.msmnj.org. Email: info@msmnj.org