Wednesday, April 13, 2011

National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week is April 10-16, and the Volunteer Center wants you to celebrate big time -- by volunteering, of course! Volunteers are needed at hundreds of agencies throughout the county, so search our volunteer jobs database for a position that’s just right for you. You can also find out about volunteering in one of our outstanding direct service programs:
Chore Service—Volunteers perform minor home repairs to keep seniors and disabled persons safe in their own homes.

Mentoring Moms—Women volunteer as mentors and friends to support isolated and overwhelmed mothers and their families.

Mentoring Youth (formerly VIPS)—Men and women are mentors and positive role models for abused, neglected and isolated children.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) —Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in which those over age 55 can apply their skills and life experiences.

NJ Business Volunteer Council (BVC) —Employee volunteers improve the lives of low income children and families, addressing issues of literacy, well being and hunger.

For 45 years, the Volunteer Center has been the best local source for connecting people with opportunities that address important issues. Make it a point to learn the myriad ways that our work benefits our community. For more information about the Volunteer Center, or about how you can join thousands of volunteers already working to make the community a better place to live and work, call (201) 489-9454 or email

No comments: