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Martin Luther King National Day of Service Event
HOPE worldwide and the American Red Cross are looking for volunteers to participate in the King National Day of Service 2014 as the organizations host a joint disaster preparedness service event. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 55 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ. Sign-up online or learn more about what you can do by calling Simone Bell at 609.638.4474.
State Organizes Virtual Volunteer Center to Connect People
Funded by The Governor’s Office on Volunteerism, the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers’ Web site, was established as New Jersey’s virtual volunteer center.
The site offers access to information about volunteer opportunities throughout the state and provides those in need of volunteers with a place to post the information about their organization’s or community’s needs.
The state’s 24 volunteer centers (listed in the table below) have access to this site as does the general public and participating organizations.
Volunteer centers in local communities are the perfect place to start if you are interested in sharing your personal talents to help those around you. Opportunities vary from providing assistance for a short-term project that will call for a few hours of your time to an ongoing commitment that has the potential to bring you fulfillment for years to come. Regular volunteers are the first to say - you get far more from the experience than you could ever give. Contact your local volunteer center or visit the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Web site to learn how you can lend a hand to help someone in need today.
||United Way Atlantic County Volunteer Center
4 East Jimmie Leeds Rd.- Suite 10
Galloway, NJ 08205
| Phone: 609-404-4483 Ext. 20
||Volunteer Center of Bergen County
64 Passaic St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
| Phone: 201-489-9454
||Volunteer Center of Burlington County
Burlington County College
Parker Center- Room 221
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd.
Pemberton, NJ 08068
| Phone: 609-894-9311
||United Way of Cape May County
230 East Maple Street
Wildwood, NJ 08260
||Volunteer Center of Camden County
Union Organization for Social Service
4212 Beacon Ave.
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
| Phone: 856-663-9356
Volunteer Center Web Site
|Essex and West Hudson
||The Volunteer Network, NCJW
513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
| Phone: 973-740-0588
494 Broad Street, Suite 104
Newark, NJ 07102
| Phone: 973-424-1091
||United Way of Essex &
West Hudson Volunteer Center
303-309 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102
|Phone: 973-624-8300 Ext. 222
||United Way of Northern NJ
60 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
| Phone: 973-746-4040
United Way of Northern NJ
||Volunteer Center of South Jersey
Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Rd., Instructional Center Rm. 410
Sewell, NJ 08080
| Phone: 856-415-9084
Volunteer Center of South Jersey
||United Way of Hunterdon County
4 Walter Foran Blvd.-Suite 401
Flemington, NJ 08822
| Phone: 908-782-3414
P.O. Box 615
Princeton, NJ 08542-0615
| Arlene Kemp, Executive Director
Rob Kantenwein, Director of Operations
||United Way of Central Jersey Volunteer Center
32 Ford Ave.
Milltown, NJ 08850
| Phone: 732-247-3727 x11
||Volunteer Center of Monmouth County
Family and Children's Service
191 Bath Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
| Phone: 732-222-9111
350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
| Phone: 908-454-7000 ext. 140
||Volunteer Management Centers
280 West Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
| Phone: 973-538-7200 Ext. 10
||United Way of Ocean County
650 Washington Street.-Suite 302
Toms River, NJ 08753
| Phone: 732-240-0311
United Way of Passaic County
20 Mill St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
| Phone: 973-279-8900 Ext. 205
|| United Way of Salem County
203 East Broadway
P.O. Box 127
Salem, NJ 08079
||Pass It Along
60 Blue Heron Road, Suite 100
Sparta, NJ 07871
Pass it Along
|| United Way of Northern NJ
1011 U.S. Route 22 West, 2nd Floor
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
| Phone: 908-253-6503
United Way of Northern NJ
Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services
Somerville, NJ 08876
| Phone: 908-704-6358
||Union County Office of Volunteer Service
United Way of Greater Union County
33 W. Grand St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
| Phone: 908-353-7171 ext. 138
NJ 2-1-1 Welcomes the Assistance of Volunteers
Here is how you can help us:
- Writing newspaper and newsletter articles: Help us publicize the 2-1-1 dialing code and Web site by highlighting emerging issues and initiatives. Strong writing skills needed.
- Data entry: Help keep our databases up-to-date by entering resource data and more through a Web based application. Working knowledge of a database program needed. Training provided; time commitment is flexible and can be done from our location or yours.
- Researching local resources: Help identify new and existing social service resources within your local community to be added to our resource database. Training provided, time commitment is flexible and can be done from our location or yours.
- General office help: Assistance with mailings, filing, copying/collating of materials and the like. Some of this work can be done off-site or at our Parsippany location. Time commitment is flexible.
- Local distribution of 2-1-1 materials: Blanket communities with our promotional panel card by distributing the cards in designated key areas (libraries/hospitals/food pantries / social services / One Stop Job Centers / schools / supermarkets / nursing homes / churches / police stations…) in your town.
- Speakers Bureau: New in 2010, the Speakers Bureau will kick off with a training session this spring to help prepare volunteers to speak about 2-1-1 at local health fairs, church and community organizations.
For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Laura Zink Marx, Executive Director at email@example.com or 201-291-4125 and leave a message.
Pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 when you need help.
You are encouraged to dial “2-1-1” 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you need help in understanding and finding available assistance services. Language translation and TTY services are offered to any caller. You can also
search the database of services in your local community or Chat Live with an experienced community resource specialist. 2-1-1 will help identify with you the best local resources to fit your individual needs during times of financial distress or for life’s everyday situations.
If you know of additional resources that would be appropriate to include, please let us know by contacting us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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