Volunteer Opportunities Directory

New Jersey Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Advocate Program

The NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman (NJLTCO) has identified an urgent need for volunteer nursing home advocates in Burlington County. The NJLTCO provides advocacy to people living in long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse and neglect in those facilities.  Volunteers undergo 32 hours of training in communication, observation, and troubleshooting skills and are required to shadow an experienced volunteer before being assigned to a facility.

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey - Burlington County Region

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey - Burlington County Region, we have numerous opportunities to serve seniors, immigrants, the hungry and the homeless. Volunteers are encouraged and welcomed at the many programs and locations providing services to those who are hurt, in need or have limited choices. Gather your church group, your co-workers, or your friends and family and help make someone’s life a little bit better.  Remember, to the world you are only one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Virtua Memorial Hospital

Virtua Memorial Hospital seeks volunteers to work in several areas of the hospital and Auxiliary Thrift Shop located at 798 Woodlane Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060.  Shop hours Mon.- Thurs. 10am to 5pm, Fri. - 10am to 2pm and Sat 10am to 3pm. Clothing and household donations accepted.  Junior volunteers (14+ and in high school) are needed from 4 pm to 7 pm.  For information,Tiffany Bennett - tbennett@virtua.org -  call 609-267-0700 ext.

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village  ( serving all of Burlignton County) - is a caring, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping seniors, disabled of any age and returning vets in the following ways :Shop for groceries ( with or without the client, run errands, visit clients, call and just chat, drive clients to doctors and rehab (when planned ahead ), read to the visually impaired. There are no charges for our services but we do ask, if possible for a $ 20 donation ( tax deductible ) once a YEAR ! (to help cover our insurance costs) We are an interfaith community!

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 Burlington and Mercer Counties (and serving Atlantic County)


Habitat for Humanity Burlington and Mercer Counties (and serving Atlantic County) 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. Email: volunteer@www.hfhbmc.org - (856) 439-6717.


  • 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. We host four statewide competitions during the school calendar year to provide an opportunity for our students to develop and hone their public speaking and oratorical skills in a safe, friendly environment. We also a fall and spring Beyond High School Educational Conferences for middle and high school students with College Readiness Workshops and another focusing on Civic Engagement Workshops.  

    New Jersey Orators needs volunteers at our local Burlington County Chapter as coaches and educational administrators as well as at our four statewide competitions as Judges and Competition Assistants in the Tally Room to assist with validating Judges’ scores and entering data into our computer database. We are also seeking volunteers to be board members for our organization as a whole. 

    For more information about the organization and to join this volunteer organization to help young people, please feel free to contact me, Eloise Samuels, President at 732-259-9139 or by email esamuels20@gmail.com






  • 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 - Email: ESTC@co.burlington.nj.us



  • 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 https://alz.org/delval/volunteer or call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.


  • 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





  • Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS) Needs Volunteers

    Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2010 as the volunteer program for Burlington County's only animal shelter. Since our founding we have grown bigger and better every year, and we're always looking for new ways to improve the lives of our shelter animals and the county's pets at large. • How to Help: We are always in need of volunteers to help with dog walking, cat cuddling, kennel enrichment, grooming, fostering, bottle-feeding kittens, events and fundraising, office work, photography and online posting, giving tours, transporting pets, and more.• Learn More About Volunteering: Visit our website at www.FriendsofBCAS.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FOBCAS to learn more about what you can do and how to start.• About the Burlington County Animal Shelter (BCAS):Established in 1980 by the Burlington County government, BCAS is Burlington County's only animal shelter and is responsible for the care of all stray and homeless animals in all 40 townships in the county. BCAS has made great strides in becoming a no-kill shelter, but it is only through volunteerism and community support that we can hold onto that success. Visit the shelter in person at: 35 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060 (GPS: 15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton, NJ 08060  http://www.friendsofbcas.org/ways-help -  EMAIL: friendsofbcas.org@gmail.com

  • American Red Cross- New Jersey Region

    American Red Cross-New Jersey Region –– Volunteers are needed to help in Disaster Assistance, Blood Services and with the Pillowcase Project.  Volunteers in Disaster Assistance are trained and able to respond to local Disasters and assist in Shelters.  Blood Services volunteers assist with Registration and Refreshments at Blood Drives or/and to help transport blood for processing.  Pillowcase Project is in need of facilitators – we will train - to present this preparedness program to students in grades 3 to 5.  Virtual administrative opportunities are also available.  For Students: 13plus youth can participate in youth group activities and Red Cross projects.  To learn more about opportunities in the Red Cross please email  or call Julie Borsky at julie.borsky@redcross.org -   856-777-4672 Website:www.redcross.org/nj/camden



  • Samaritan

    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, 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, Volunteer Recruiter & Youth Coordinator, 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! Meet 1x/month in Marlton or Voorhees from September – May. Participate in craft projects, provide community support, 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, Volunteer Recruiter & Youth Coordinator, swenner@SamaritanNJ.org or 856-552-3238. Visit us on our website at www.samaritannj.org.




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