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.

  • BookMates

    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. 1143  Rhonda Shevrin, BookMates Coordinator:  rshevin@jfedsnj.org  - www.jfedsnj.org/volunteer

     

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  • YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties

    YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, with locations in Mount Laurel and Burlington City, 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.  Email: ymcavolunteer@ymca-bc.org - 856-231-9622    Website: www.ymca-bc.org  or  www.ymca-bc.org/content/volunteer/volunteer.asp

     

     

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  • 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 professionals about HD.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of long and short term fundraising activities and special events (18 and over, 13-17 with adult supervision).  Call, 973-784-4965 email CCzaja@hdsa.org  visit our website at www.hdsanj.org

     

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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