There are many needs in this world and many opportunities to fill those needs. It isn’t your age that matters – it is your willingness to see the needs and make a commitment to take action. Listed below are just some of the many opportunities for people of all ages. You can always call the Volunteer Center at 856-415-9084, to help with your search to find the perfect opportunity for you!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults
Volunteer Activity Coordinator
Would you like to help plan and coordinate educational activities to benefit blind and visually impaired adults? The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults of Gloucester County is in need of some volunteer help to begin a pilot program catered toward providing emotional support, leisure activities, outings and other services for visually impaired adults.
This commitment would be perfect for someone who has some free time mid-day on Fridays and is looking for a longer term commitment where they can really have a wonderful impact on the lives of some of Gloucester County’s visually impaired residents. If you are interested in volunteering for The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults of Gloucester County, please contact Leona Mather at 856-384-6842.
The Food Bank of South Jersey
Group Volunteers Wanted for Sorting Food Donations
Does your volunteer group want to help “Stamp Out” the hunger problem in South Jersey? The Food Bank of South Jersey is in need of volunteer groups from local business or corporations to help them sort through “Stamp Out Hunger” food donations.
Group warehouse shifts are available Monday – Friday from either 9-11:30am or 12:30-3pm. It only takes a small commitment to make a big
difference! Contact Sabine at email@example.com to schedule your corporate group today!
Various Volunteer Positions Available
Do you have a few hours a week to help make a real difference in the lives of senior citizens living at Pitman Manor?
Pitman Manor currently has several service opportunities available to interested volunteers. You could help by taking just an hour or two a week to play cards or board games, help distribute mail, or even escort local residents to their places of worship on Sundays.
If spending time in service to senior citizens is a cause close to your heart, contact Sharon at 856-589-7800, ext. 1476 or firstname.lastname@example.org, today!
Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester Country
ESL Conversational Group Facilitator
What better gift could you give another person than the gift of communication? Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County is looking for a conversational group facilitator to help set up a weekly conversational session of English as Second Language (ESL) students for the purpose of helping them improve their conversational English skills. This volunteer would help scout meeting locations, set up and break down of each group session, and develop materials and conversation topics for each session.
This candidate should be at least 18 years old and have a 12th grade English comprehension level including the use of proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary. This volunteer position would ideally be a three month commitment of about three hours a week following day of training.
If you’re passionate about the English language and want to share your time with those looking to learn English, please contact Trudy Lawrence at 856-218-4743.
Join the Fight Against Hunger – Organize Your Own Food Drive
Hunger isn’t just a holidays-only occurrence for many families in the area. You can do your part by organizing a food drive with friends, neighbors, or community group. Click on Food Bank of South Jersey to find out more about how you can help.
Additional groups: Philabundance, Gloucester County College food drive, Faith Fellowship Ministries Joseph Storehouse. Also, the Gloucester County Division of Social Services has a list of food pantries in the county.
Organize a Donations Drive to Help People in Need
Organize a drive to collect much needed items such as baby bundle items (diapers, wipes, etc.) or raise money to purchase gift cards for youth that reside in supportive housing. To find out more about how you can help, please click on Robins’ Nest, Inc.
Help Improve the Environment
There are multiple environmental organizations in South Jersey that are always in need of volunteers for their many events. The South Jersey Land and Water Trust has several volunteer opportunities for young people: volunteers are needed for stream cleanups, tree plantings, preserve maintenance, help with education programs, volunteering at events and other community events, and in office help. The New Jersey Tree Foundation has tree plantings in Camden every Spring and Fall. The AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program is an environmental community service program administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to raise public awareness about water and watershed issues and to promote watershed stewardship through direct community involvement. Volunteers are needed to help assess trees and at other volunteer events such as tree plantings and cleanups. The Scotland Run Nature Center, located in Clayton, offers many environmental education programs to children and adults and could use volunteers to help out at these events. The Nature Conservancy protects thousands of land in New Jersey and could use volunteers at a variety of events such as cleanups, preserve maintenance, and habitat restoration. In Haddon Township, the Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association is a group dedicated to the protection of an old growth forest in Camden County.
Teach Someone How To Read
Not knowing how to read can be a very demoralizing experience. It can prevent someone from getting a job or stymie someone from participating in society. The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County is to teach people to learn how to read and write English. Volunteers are needed to tutor adults. Click here to find out how you can make a difference in someone’s life.
Give a Child A Head Start on Their Future
Many children are not as fortunate as others and never get the opportunity they deserve. There are multiple volunteer opportunities in Gloucester County to give back and provide a child a fulfilling childhood. The Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County provides a safe place for disadvantaged children to learn and grow. Volunteers are needed to help with programs in the areas of education, fitness, social recreation, teen issues, bullying prevention and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Don’t forget to visit the Woodbury Child Development Center and the Glassboro Child Development Center to find out how you can give back.
Be There for Someone in Their Time of Need
Many of our partner non-profits work in the healthcare sector and need volunteers to give comfort to those who are sick, provide bereavement for those terminally ill, provide support to the elderly, and help with the disabled. If you are interested in volunteering and helping those in need, please consider volunteer with some of these organizations:
Walk for a Cause
Many of our member non-profits are advocacy groups whose mission is to raise awareness about certain issues, whether its trying to stop substance abuse or trying to find a cure for a disease. Volunteers are needed to help with donation drives and at their many events as well as be support. Some of the many advocacy groups that the Volunteer Center works with are:
Provide Someone With A Roof Over Their Head
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds or repairs homes so families healthy, safe, and feel a sense of self-worth. Volunteers are needed weekly to help build homes. Whether you want to volunteer in Glassboro or Camden, volunteers are always needed.
Volunteer with Animals
Most of our member non-profits work with people trying to overcome challenges, but some also work with animals. There are thousands of pets ready to be adopted in the county. Volunteers are needed to help out at shelters, to take care of the animals and provide love. Some of our non-profits that work with animals include:
Donate Your Bicycle and Help Someone in the Developing World
Not all of our non-profits focus solely on people in southern New Jersey. Some work to help people in other countries. There are hundreds of volunteer and non-profit organizations, such as the Peace Corps, that work to help people abroad. One local non-profit allows you to help people overseas without leaving the county. Pedals for Progress is a non-profit that recycles your old bicycle and sends it abroad to someone in need. If you are interested in donating your bicycle, click here.
A full list of the non-profits that need volunteers in Gloucester County can be found on our Non-Profits page. Volunteer opportunities can be found on our One-Day/Short Term Volunteering page. Call us at 856-415-9084 to find out what volunteer opportunity is right for you.