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Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey

Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey Through the mass collection and resale of donated items, Goodwill funds job training programs and career services that help individuals with disabilities and disadvantages to get to work.  Churches, businesses, schools, civic organization and neighborhoods are encouraged to host Goodwill Donation Drives to collect gently-used items in support of this mission.  For more information on how to set up a drive, please contact khenry@goodwillnj.org.

 

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Bayshore Discovery Project & Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Bayshore Center at Bivalve, operator of NJ's Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald, has year-round volunteer opportunities at its Bayshore Center in Bivalve NJ (southern Cumberland County). Volunteers help in the museum, cafe and gift shop, at festivals and special events, and assist with publicity, maintenance, fund-raising and more. Volunteers are also needed to help sail or teach on board the schooner A.J. Meerwald from April through October. Shipboard Volunteer Training, required only for those who want to sail, begins in the Spring. Call or email to register.

Quixote Quest Teen Volunteer Club

Quixote Quest Teen Volunteer Club is a teen volunteer organization where teens volunteer weekly to help disadvantaged children, or children with disabilities, or senior citizens. QQ also has a special mentoring program where teens match up with a child from the cities of Camden and Trenton (transportation provided) to inspire them to achieve more.  This is a great program for aspiring teachers.

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Pedals for Progress

Pedals for Progress provide basic transportation to the poorest people of the developing world with the Mid-Atlantic region’s surplus bikes.  Bicycle Collection Managers and Helpers (14+)  - Schedule: 3-5 hours on Saturday or Sunday through spring and fall (April and May, September and October) Task: Work with volunteer groups and Pedals for Progress staff conducting scheduled one-day bike collections. Large numbers Warehouse Manager Schedule: Saturdays in spring and fall. Occasional weekdays throughout the year at your convenience.

CONTACT Crisis Helplines

Crisis Helpline Specialist responds to people in need on our Crisis Helplines. Our trained volunteers assist callers in sorting through complex or confusing situations. They remain anonymous while on duty and are trained to offer services ranging from emotional support, to providing referrals, to emergency crisis intervention. A volunteer must be 18 and a high school graduate at time of application.

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