Volunteer Opportunities Directory

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!

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 e

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.


  • 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/






  • Deborah Heart and Lung Center

    Deborah Heart and Lung Center, located in Browns Mills, provides evaluation, general medical and surgical care for heart and lung diseases.  Junior volunteers (14+) are needed weekdays during the school year and over the summer.  Contact:  Donna Dionne, Youth Volunteer Services: dionned@deborah.org   609-893-1200x4600    

    For All Adult and Senior volunteer services: Contact  Cyndy Kornfeld, Director, National Volunteer Services, Deborah Foundation call 609-893-3372  Email: ckornfeld@deborahfoundation.org  - Adult volunteers are needed weekdays to assist patients and visitors



  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network

    The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an environmental watchdog group responsible for the entire Delaware River watershed, seeks responsible volunteers (16+). River Hands - These volunteers work on special projects like stream bank restoration and river cleanups. Special projects take place at different times and locations throughout the year and the watershed. No special training is required. All you have to do is show up willing to help. River Hands are notified of special project volunteer opportunities through the newsletter. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together, lend a hand and have some fun! River Stewards - These volunteers observe local waterways on a regular basis and report concerns and problems. A guidebook is provided and volunteers are notified of training opportunities during the year. Training opportunities include how to conduct biological surveys, stream mapping and more. How far you go is up to you. This is a great group for fishing fans, boaters, and others who live, work or play on the water! Home Waters Activists- These volunteers receive educational alerts when there is a current issue or hot topic in their watershed. They take action and speak out by educating their neighbors, writing letters, attending meetings and public hearings, and talking to public officials about threats to their local watershed. These are volunteers who raise their voice to protect their home waters. No special training is necessary. You choose your area of interest and types of actions. This is the group for people who are interested in advocacy and proactive protection! River Monitors - These volunteers perform chemical water quality tests, survey for sediment pollution and participate in macroinvertebrate surveys at test sites in the watershed. Tests are conducted biweekly and all data is recorded in logs. Monitors receive training and attend periodic reviews and quality assurance sessions. Monitors can also assist in securing funding to cover the cost of the test kits and chemicals by recruiting or being site sponsors. We currently have 82 active sites in the watershed. You can join a site near you or work at a new site as soon as funding is secured. This group requires dedication and training, but the experience is worth it Maya K. van Rossum, keeper@delawareriverkeeper.org or Email:  drn@delawareriverkeeper.org - Please see more specifics and fill out short inquiryform at:  http://delawareriverkeeper.org/join/volunteer.aspx  - (215) 369-1188



  • Welcome

    Welcome 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 (x7492), 856-222-9311 (x7492) or send an e-mail.

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