10 Places to Volunteer in NJ

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It’s always great to lend a hand to others who might be less fortunate here in New Jersey. Giving back to your community is extremely rewarding and can also be a lot of fun!

Here is a list of ten New Jersey organizations who are always happy to have new volunteers:

 

via montclairanimalshelter.blogspot.com/

via montclairanimalshelter.blogspot.com

1. Montclair Animal Shelter
The Montclair Township Animal Shelter hosts volunteer orientation sessions throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteer work at the shelter, please download the form on their website.
Montclair, NJ 07042

 

 

via colorasmile.org

via colorasmile.org

2. Color A Smile
Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that collects cheerful drawings from volunteers of all ages. Every month Color A Smile distributes thousands of colorful drawings to Senior Citizens, Our Troops Overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.
Morristown, NJ 07962

 

via facebook.com/pages/Visiting-Nurse-Association-Health-Group/117701954909033

via facebook.com/pages/Visiting-Nurse-Association-Health-Group/117701954909033

3. Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Each year at this time, VNAHG reaches out to friends in support of the “Seasons of Hope” program for the children and families of the patients served. This program brings home the true meaning of the season and the mission of VNAHG, to care for those in need. VNAHG is always amazed and inspired by the benevolence of volunteers, community partners, staff and generous supporters who bring hope and joy to the VNA families. If you wish to adopt any of the families, please contact the “Seasons Of Hope” Adopt A Family Program at 732-936-2748 as soon as possible.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

 

via theconnectiononline.org

via theconnectiononline.org

4. The Connection for Women & Families

There is a place for everyone at The Connection! Volunteer at The Connection and take part in a rewarding experience that will enrich both you and the organization. The Connection is looking for volunteers for Special Needs Classes, Adapted Aquatics, English as a Second Language, Urdu Speaker for ESL, Voluntaria Bilingue, Drivers & Cooks for Pathways Cooks.
Summit, NJ 07901

 

via facebook.com/LifelineAnimalRescueNJ

via facebook.com/LifelineAnimalRescueNJ

5. Lifeline Animal Rescue Inc.
Lifeline Animal Rescue is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue homeless cats from overcrowded shelters and find appropriate homes for them. By volunteering to help Lifeline Animal Rescue, YOU CAN help many more animals find new homes! Since Lifeline Animal Rescue, Inc. is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers, they are always in need of additional help. Many people who are unable to adopt a pet find satisfaction by helping the organization as volunteers.​
Watchung, NJ 07069

 

via summitems.org

via summitems.org

6. Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Inc.
Whether you want to ride with a crew or be part of the administration, they are always looking for volunteers. Find out how to join the team!
Summit, NJ 07902

 

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via ronaldhouse-snj.org

7. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
Ronald McDonald House of SNJ provides a home-away-from-home to families of seriously ill and traumatically injured children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and operates 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within pediatric units of hospitals across the Southern New Jersey region. The Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey is looking for students in grades 9th-12th to be selected to serve for a minimum of one year on this council after submitting a written application, followed by an interview process.
Camden, NJ 08103

 

via morrishabitat.org

via morrishabitat.org

8. Morris Habitat for Humanity
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials from the support of local businesses, churches, individual donors and fundraising events, Morris Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need.
Randolph, NJ 07869

 

via jdrf.org

via jdrf.org

9. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
When it comes to volunteering, the options really are endless. Think about your personal goals, interests and strengths—and don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with your own unique ways to contribute. Volunteer at a JDRF chapter! From office support to event planning, your talents can make a huge difference for your local JDRF chapter. Work an event! Whether you register guests at a gala, pass out t-shirts at JDRF One Walk® or set up a silent auction. Donate your leadership! By serving on a JDRF committee—whether it’s auction procurement, sponsorship, logistics or planning—you’ll partner with JDRF employees to facilitate events that raise millions for T1D research.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

 

via facebook.com/JuniorAchievementNJ

via facebook.com/JuniorAchievementNJ

10. Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Inc.
JANJ is looking for volunteers to help at JA Golf Outings, Bowl-A-Thons, or the NJ Business Hall of Fame. Contact Dawn Schwartz if interested at dschwartz@ja-nj.org
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

 

Is there an organization that you volunteer at that we missed that you would like others to know about? Leave a comment below!


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Samantha is a resident of Somerset County, New Jersey. Samantha is from a family of five and is the middle child. She is currently pursuing a degree in Communications at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She loves to travel and in the summer especially enjoys weekly trips to the Jersey shore. She also enjoys photography, a good cup of coffee, and is a huge movie fanatic. Writing is a passion of Samantha’s which is why she really enjoys writing for NJ Mom.

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