Youth Volunteer Opportunities

  •  Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey

    Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey is the premier leadership organization for girls, serving over 18,000 girls in 9 counties throughout the state.  Girl Scouts shapes leaders for tomorrow through its mission: building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts believes that every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ has the potential to make a positive, sustainable impact within her local community.  The organization operates using a volunteer-based model, and needs your help! To volunteer at an upcoming event, during the cookie program, at summer camp, or through one of the many other opportunities, please visit us online, call us at (856) 795-1560 or email

    Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
    Our mission is to make our shelter animals happier and give them a better chance at adoption. Since we are an all-volunteer group, we can't do that without dedicated volunteers! We need you! There are many ways you can help the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter, including fostering kittens and helping at numerous events.

    Governor's Office of Volunteerism
    To find volunteer activities throughout New Jersey.

    Family Support Division of Fort Dix
    Coordinates volunteer efforts on behalf of military families. Volunteers needed for recreation, office work, and counseling. Teen volunteers are considered. Call 609-562-3930 or email

    The South Jersey Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation

    The Sunshine Foundation grants wishes and dreams for terminally and chronically ill and abused children. or (609) 706-7944. All ages are welcome. Volunteers are needed to help at fundraiser events and also bring new ideas to raise funds. The junior chapter (ages 9 and up) needs volunteers to help with their two main events: Sunny Bunny Easter Baskets and Riversharks game night. For more info, email or call (609) 706-7944.

    Wharton State Forest
    The largest State Forest east of the Mississippi River, offers volunteer opportunities for any interest.  Pick your hours, days, and interest.  Historic, gardening, research, trail maintenance, crafter, etc.  The choices are endless.  We need assistance with special events, Batsto Historic village, and many other things.  We will accept children 12-18 years of age who wish to volunteer provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Service projects, school projects, and scout projects accommodated.  For more information, please call our offices at Batsto Village (609) 561-0024 or Atsion Office (609) 268-0444 or email

    Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

    In Medford, rehabilitates orphaned and injured wildlife for release, provides environmental education, tours, and lectures on native habitats, plants, and animals. Volunteers are needed for office work, fundraising, wildlife rehabilitation, and tours. Opportunities are available for supervised volunteers 12 years of age and older and unsupervised volunteers 16 years of age and older. Call 856-983-0326 or email

    American Cancer Society
    With more than 20 Relay For Life events (including one at Lenape High School and one at Cherokee High School) and two Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in South Jersey, volunteers are needed to help with day of events logistics, registration, hospitality, activities/entertainment, mission delivery, fundraising and more.  Both events focus on the journey of cancer survivors and the support of their caregivers.  In-office help is needed for short term projects (computer skills needed) and receptionist duties to answer phones and greet patients.  Hours and duties are available for any schedule.  For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit our website.

    American Red Cross
    Burlington County Chapter has administrative and/or direct program support roles available for all ages (13+) and on flexible schedules. Assistants are needed to help with data entry, course registration, and record-keeping. Drivers deliver mannequins and materials for lifesaving courses. Reception, canteen, and escort volunteers needed for local blood drives. Disaster relief volunteers are trained in shelter operations, feeding, mass care and damage assessment. Call 609-267-9595.

    Animal Welfare Association (AWA)
    The Animal Welfare Association’s High School Service Week program is opened to local high school students who are seeking service hours to credit toward community service required by their schools. This is an especially great way for high school aged students to earn their required service hours for school while helping animals.  Students will become oriented to AWA, the shelter world, and learn how they can make positive impacts in the lives of animals. We offer monthly High School Service Week sessions during the academic year.  Students will have to sign-up to reserve their spot in advance as space is limited.  Any other questions, please contact or call 856-424-2288 extention 122.

    Bass River State Forest 
    The State Park Service has a formal Volunteers In Parks. Recent projects include cleaning dumped trash out of the woods, developing a surfaced trail, removing tree seedlings from the septic field and replanting them, removing invasive species, trimming trails, marking trails w/our flexible trail markers, cleaning up trash from the edges of the lakeshore and wedding the flower beds. Indoor projects include staffing the office phones, filing, making copies of event flyers, signing people up for events, checking campers in and learning the administrative processes of running a state forest.. Volunteers 13 years old or under must be accompanied by parent or guardian & volunteers 14 years to 17 years old must have written permission from parent or guardian. Call the office at (609) 296-1114 or stop in and pick up a volunteer application.

    Burlington County Library System
    Burlington County Library System, the oldest county library in New Jersey, seeks volunteers (18+) for general clerical work, fund raising and as members of Friends of the Library organizations. Positions available at the headquarters facility on Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton and branches in Bordentown, Browns Mills, Cinnaminson, Evesham, Maple Shade, Medford and Riverton. A limited number of students/youth volunteers (13+) accepted during the summer. Contact Director of Volunteers Sharon Fitzpatrick at the Cinnaminson Branch Library at (856) 829-9340.

    The Burlington County Municipal Alliance Network
    Works with, and is funded by, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and local government. We plan, coordinate, and conduct alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention activities to benefit communities. There are 28 alliances serving 36 communities in Burlington County. Local events and projects need input and support. Many volunteer opportunities for adults and groups of supervised teens. Call the Alliance Coordinator at 609-265-5538 for the current contact in your area.

    Mount Laurel Municipal Alliance
    Looking for residents interested in planning and assisting with local drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs. For more information and schedule of monthly meetings, call 856-234-0001 extention 237.

    Emergency Services
    A program of Catholic Charities seeks volunteers (13+) to stock shelves, pack food boxes, collate mailings, update resource files, organize fund raisers, food collections, or participate in our Adopt-A-Family program. Groups of supervised younger teens also welcome. We work with families struggling to survive.  Call 856-764-6945.

    Family "Y" of Burlington County
    With locations in Mount Laurel and Burlington City, has many volunteer opportunities for seniors, adults, families, and teens 13+. Departments that utilize volunteers are: childcare, sports, baby-sitting, after school care, aquatics and administrative. Call Jill Yerger-Peed at 856-234-6200 extention 238.

    Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA), New Jersey Chapter
    A national non-profit voluntary health agency.  Huntington's Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure.  The mission of HDSA is to promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for HD; to help HD individuals and their families through support and services at their three NJ clinics located in Stratford, Piscataway, and Newark; and to educate both public and health care professionals about HD.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of long and short term fundraising activities and special events (ages 13-17 with adult supervision).  Call (609) 448-3500, email, or visit our website.

    Lutheran Home at Moorestown
    Seeks sensitive, caring volunteers (13+) to work in various areas of the facility. Serve residents through direct care or support services. For information or for an interview, call 856-235-1214.

    Quixote Quest Teen Volunteer Club 
    Has clubs in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties which  do community service projects with various community organizations.  For more information call (856) 933-9233 or email

    TEAM (Teens Exposing Alcohol Myths) a program of the Burlington County Coalition for Healthy Communities (BCCHC), administered by Prevention Plus of Burlington County, Inc. TEAM is a task force of teens whose mission is to "change the behaviors, attitudes, and environments of teens regarding alcohol use throughout Burlington County". TEAM is open to ALL Burlington County teens in the 7th-12th grades; and is looking for volunteers from all municipalities in the county to help them achieve their goals. TEAM will be holding a recruiting event at the FunPlex on July 26 where the first 100 kids who register with our office get an unlimited pass from 6-11 pm. Contact Prevention Educator Coordinator Danielle Russell Burlington County Coalition for Healthy Communities, Prevention Plus of Burlington County, Inc., 1824 Route 38 East, Ste. B Lumberton, NJ 08048. Phone: (609) 261-0001 Email:

    AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey

    AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey seeks volunteers for programs providing support and companionship to people living with HIV: Buddies - one-on-one matches; Positively Nutritious - meal delivery program; Hand in H volunteers for programs providing support and companionship to and with Children - as project sponsors and participants; attorneys for Legal Services; clerks for the Collingswood thrift shop; and office help for the Bellmawr headquarters. Also Support Group Facilitators and presenters for the Speakers Bureau.  Teen volunteers (14+) are needed for the Teen AIDSline - hotline operated by teens for teens; and Teen Drama Group.  Call 856-933-9500 extention 210 for information on all programs.

    Caring Hospice Services in Mount Laurel
    Provides hospice services for a 5-county region including Burlington. Volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits to patients in private homes and nursing facilities, pet therapy, and office support. A junior volunteer program (14+) has formed. Training and ongoing support are provided free of charge. Call 856-439-0012 or email

    Christian Caring Center

    Pemberton provides emergency food and clothing, transitional housing and holiday food baskets. Openings for board, office, counseling, fund raising, and thrift store. Volunteers (14+) are encouraged to call 609-893-0700.

    CONTACT-- Teen-line - A Teen to Teen Confidential Helpline 
    TeenLine is a place where teens can call and talk to other teens about any problems, fears or stresses they are facing. Volunteers must be high school student 14 years old and up. Training is provided to become a "peer listener" and help other teens. For training information, call 856-234-5484 extention 214 or email

    Deborah Heart and Lung Center

    Located in Browns Mills, provides evaluation, general medical and surgical care for heart and lung diseases. Adult volunteers are needed weekdays to assist patients and visitors. Junior volunteers (14+) are needed weekdays during the school year and over the summer. Call 609-893-6611.

    Deborah Hospital Foundation
    Carries out fundraising projects to ensure the the Deborah Heart and Lung Center can treat people regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteer projects are located on site in Browns Mills, at home, and at meetings and fundraising projects. Call 800-223-0135.

    Deer Brook Swim Club
    We at the DBSC would like to help out the students with offering options for earning community service hours. In an effort to work with the strengths of each student, we will have opportunities for students to volunteer in various club activities, including helping out with art projects and athletic programs. For example, a student strong in either tennis, swim, volleyball, soccer, basketball or just an overall outgoing student who would enjoy lending their expertise by taking some time to enhance the summer experience of the children involved in such activities. In addition to our newly appointed community service program, we will also be hosting a Battle of the Bands program.  This program will offer a spot for the winner (or another band at the school, club and bands discretion) of each high school's Battle of the Bands to play at an event for Deer Brook Swim Club. We are very excited for the upcoming season at Deer Brook Swim Club and the many new options for our communities youth to become involved and enjoy the benefits of earning service hours while having fun at the same time! Call Susan Barclay at 609-923-2469.

    The Evergreens
    In Moorestown, a continuing care retirement community, seeks volunteers to accompany residents on outings and assist with daily activities. Teens welcome to apply. Call Volunteer Coordinator Carol Ricciuti at 856-439-2052 or email

    Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association) in Mount Holly

    seeks volunteers (14+) to provide recreation, transportation, entertainment, companionship and client care, for children and adults with physical and other types of disabilities. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising, special and seasonal events, computers, and office support. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 609-261-1667 or email

    Golden Eagle Community Band

    Seeks volunteer amateur adult musicians to perform familiar music for people of all ages at parades and concerts throughout South Jersey. Volunteers must already play an instrument and should be able to read music. High school students (14+) are admitted by audition. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings during the school year at the Lumberton Middle School. Call 609-267-PLAY or visit our website.

    The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund 
    New Jersey Branch dedicated to the non-medical, uninsured needs of families caring for terminally, critically or chronically ill children, needs volunteers (14+) to assist with office work and fundraising. Call (856) 985-8950.

    Kingsway Learning Center
    A non-profit school for children with multiple developmental and learning disabilities provides volunteer opportunities adults and teens (14 and up).  Adults and teens are needed to help with fundraising activities and office assistance.  Adults are needed to serve on the Golf Committee.  For more information call 856-428-8108 extention 369 or email

    Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County
    An acute care facility serving Burlington County, seeks dependable volunteers to provide patients and staff with extensive and diverse services. Volunteer (14+) are needed for transportation, telephone and office work, patient care, companionship, pastoral care, gift shop, thrift depot and fundraising. For more information call 609-835-3045 or email

    LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation

    A non-profit organization which encourages and supports individuals who wish to become professional pilots by awarding flight scholarships. Volunteers (14+) are needed for various tasks such as telephone and office work, event planning and fundraising.  Contact Heather Wilcox at 404-306-0844 or email

    Masonic Home of New Jersey

    In Burlington, seeks volunteers (14+) to escort residents to physical therapy, doctor appointments, hairdresser, barber, and church services, all within the Home. Volunteer assignments are available day, early evening and weekends. Lunch is provided by the home daily. Call Kathie Hancock at 609-239-3925.

    Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association
    Has many diverse and meaningful opportunities for volunteers to make a real difference in their community. Opportunities include; direct patient care in our Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, Office Support, Flu Shot Clinics, Bereavement, Special Events, Community Health Awareness, and more! Call Volunteer Coordinator Dana Mondi at (856) 552-1300 extention 2181. Opportunities available for volunteers 14 years of age or older.

    Mount Holly Center
    An extended health-care facility offering skilled nursing care, seeks volunteers (14+) for various tasks. Call 609-267-8800 or email

    Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

    Welcomes volunteers 14+ to support Sweeten the Season, other independent fundraising events in your community and interesting office orientated volunteer assignments. Volunteer hours are available for all MSAA volunteer assignments, youth clubs are especially welcome seeking community projects. For more information, call 1-800-532-7667 extension 117.

    Pedals for Progress
    Provides basic transportation to the poorest people of the developing world with the Mid-Atlantic region’s surplus bikes. More than 11,000 bikes are shipped each year to 20 nations in Central and South America, coastal Africa, the Caribbean & Pacific Isles, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Bicycle Collection Managers and Helpers are 14 years of age and older. The schedule is 3-5 hours on Saturdays through spring and fall (April and May, September and October) The task is to work with volunteer groups and Pedals for Progress staff conducting scheduled one-day bike collection events. Duties include assisting civic, church, scout or school groups in preparation of donated bikes for shipping.  Task involves rudimentary mechanical skills to remove pedals from bikes and turn handlebars sideways to make bikes as compact as possible to facilitate shipping in large numbers and controlling quality of preparation.  Call 908-638-4811.

    Riverton Free Library
    Serving Riverton and Palmyra, seeks volunteers for Board, fundraising, desk work, book/plant sales, children and adult programs, summer reading and writing programs. Opportunities for volunteers 14+. Call 856-829-2476.

    Riverview Estates (The Baptist Home of South Jersey)
    In Riverton, is seeking volunteers to serve as caregivers, shopping companions; Arts & Crafts, Ice Cream Parlor, and fitness helpers; Junior volunteers (14+) assist with wheel chair transport, activities, entertainment, one-to-one visitation. Many opportunities; weekdays and weekends. Call (856) 829-2274 or email

    Virtua- Memorial Hospital Burlington County

    Seeks volunteers to work in several areas of the hospital and thrift shop located in Holly Edge Shopping Center, Route 38 in Mount Holly. Junior volunteers (13+) are needed from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. For information, call 609-267-0700 extention 3842.

    Virtua - West Jersey Hospital Marlton
    Seeks volunteers (14+) for board service, office work, fund raising and patient services. Call Director of Volunteers Ellen Deering at 856-355-6660.

    Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley
    Located in Collingswood, provides support services that benefit the homeless. Volunteers (14+) may work in housing and corrections programs. There are also opportunities working office support, as a tutor or mentor, in fundraising, counseling, and special events. Call 856-854-4660.

    Voorhees Pediatric Health System
    Seeks volunteers 14 years and older to work hands on with children in the Medical Daycare Center or Therapeutic Recreation Department playing games, reading stories and socializing with residents.  We also seek assistance providing clerical support for the nursing and the medical records departments.  Volunteer opportunities are available 7 days a week. Volunteers must be able to commit to 2 hours a week!  Call Volunteer Coordinator Rose Lynch at 856-346-3300 extention 160 or email

    Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

    Located in Marlton, this hospital seeks volunteers 14 years and older to work hands on with children in the Medical Daycare Center or Therapeutic Recreation Department playing games, reading stories and/or providing TLC to infants!  We also seek assistance in clerical support for the nursing, social work and medical records departments.  Opportunities are also available in the therapy departments, providing clerical support and observing therapists!  Volunteers must be able to commit to 2 hours a week! Call Volunteer Coordinator Rose Lynch at 856-489-4520 extention 240 or email

    Wiley Christian Retirement Community

    Marlton provides independent living through skilled care. Volunteers (14+) are needed for recreation programs, office work and mailings, counseling, fund raising, gift shop, resident services, companionship, writing letters, transportation, and entertainment. Call 856-983-0411.

    ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
    Seeking local host families for students ages 15 to 18 coming into this area. Foreign students speak English, are bright and eager to learn and share culture and language. ASSE also seeks local high school students to become exchange students abroad. Interested families and students should call Sue Nelson at (732) 251-1517.

    Habitat for Humanity, Burlington County
    Calling for volunteers with a variety of skills and proficiencies to help to finish our current project house, and for the executive board, fundraising, and committees. Volunteers must be 15+ for general help, 16+ for construction. No experience necessary. Call (856) 303-8080 or email

    Homes of Hope 

    Purchases and renovates rundown properties to provide affordable rental housing to low-income families in Burlington County.  Volunteers (15+) are needed for painting, repairs, lawn care, gardening, newsletter production, fundraising, and Board service. Call 609-261-0220.

    The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
    Located on the Camden waterfront, we are seeking energetic, reliable volunteers. Specific training is provided, but a love of animals, people, and aquatic environments is a must. Guest Experience, Volunteers (16+) work directly with visitors to provide educational support. A full day commitment every two weeks is expected, with the possibility of extra hours during school vacations. Go to our website for a more detailed description under “Guest Experience Volunteers” and the online application. For questions, contact the Volunteer Services Manager at or call 856-365-0352 extention 7028.

    Bancroft Neurohealth
    Serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and head injuries. Volunteers (16+) needed for recreation, fund raising, companionship, office work, and Special Olympics. Classroom volunteers help teachers and children and provide assistance with arts and crafts and dance therapy classes. Call 856-429-0010 extension 273.

    Beverly Free Library
    Seeks volunteers (16+) for office work, library activities, and manning the circulation desk. Call 609-387-1259.

    Bridges Adult Medical Day Center
    In Willingboro, provides medical and social services to medically frail (primarily geriatric) adults. Volunteer positions are now available. Great learning opportunity. Ideal for students 16+. Lend a helping hand. Contact Lynn Rufo at 609-871-8881.

    Burlington Woods Center
    A skilled nursing, long-term health care facility in Burlington needs volunteers (16+) to assist with various tasks, especially for Saturday or Sunday mornings. Contact Director of Volunteers and Activities Eileen McCarthy at 609-387-3620 extention 34.

    Caring Hospice Services in Mount Laurel 
    (formerly Heritage Hospice) provides service for a 5-county region including Burlington. Adult volunteers are needed to help provide patient care, pet therapy, and office support. A junior volunteer program (16+) has formed. Orientation is provided. Call 856-439-0012.

    Community Development Corporation 
    Provides child care services for children ages 10 months through 5 years. Volunteers needed for board, classroom aides, and educational presentations. Limited opportunities for teen volunteers (16+). Board members must be 21+. Call 609-261-2211.

    The Delaware Riverkeeper Network 
    An environmental watchdog group responsible for the entire Delaware River watershed, seeks responsible volunteers (16+) to be trained to join their network of water quality monitors. Call Fred Stine at 856-854-5108 or 215-369-1188. Habitat for Humanity, Burlington County Is calling for volunteers with a variety of skills and proficiencies to help to finish our current project house, and for the executive board, fund raising, and committees. No experience necessary. Call 856-303-8080 or email

    Mount Holly Public Library

    Seeks volunteers (16+) for office and telephone work, fundraising, circulation desk, shelving and computer work, and to join the Friends of the Mount Holly Library. Volunteers also needed for Board positions. Call 609-267-7111 or email

    Mount Laurel Library

    Seeks volunteers (16+) for clerical, circulation desk, book processing and shelving, and special projects. Call 856-234-7319. Volunteers interested in Friends of Mount Laurel Library should call 856-234-1289.

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association
    Seeks volunteers (16+) to help with general office duties answering phones, preparing mailings, and organizing fundraising projects that may be held in your local community. Candidates are being sought for the Advisory Council. Counselors (18+) are also needed for one-week summer camp in June. MDA serves more than 1,200 patients in the South Jersey Area. Training provided. For more information, call 856-356-4467 or email

    PAWS Discovery Farm

    A nature education center focusing on wildlife and barnyard animals and birds, the senses and the environment of an 18th century farmstead. Volunteers (16+) are needed for tour guides, greeters, fundraising, telephone and office work. Call 856-778-8795 or email

    Perkins Center for the Arts

    In Moorestown seeks volunteers (16+) to serve in a variety of interesting jobs at the Center and for special arts and music related events. Call 856-235-6488.

    Riverfront Historical Society
    Dedicated to the proud history of Beverly, Delanco, and Edgewater Park. It maintains a historic collection in the 1806 Cooper Town Meeting House in Edgewater Park. The Society seeks volunteers (16+) with an interest in local history, to assist with preservation, public education, holiday house tours, and historic festivals. Contact Carol Donahue at 609-871-3892 to apply.

    Senior Community Independent Living Services (SCILS)
    A program of Family Service Association, provides companion services to blind and visually-impaired adults in Burlington County. Volunteers (16+) are needed to share the gift of sight for a few hours each week. Help with mail and errands. Call 856-963-0477.

    Special Olympics of Burlington County
    Helps individuals with intellectual disabilities participate in an athletic training program. Volunteers are needed for counseling, recreation, telephone work, and fundraising. Opportunities for volunteers 16+. Call (856) 985-1722 or email

    Trinity Hospice
    Two types of volunteer opportunities available: Patient Care Volunteers provide companionship to a patient and respite for patients caregivers. To do this, the volunteer typically makes friendly visits, reads to the patient, runs errands, and sometimes prepares light meals. Many times the most important service that a volunteer offers is simply being there for the patient and caregivers to listen, or to share quiet moments; and Administrative Volunteers provide volunteer services for specific assignments in the hospice. Examples are special projects, office filing, copying, computer work, letter writing or for those who choose, could be trained to provide bereavement support. Volunteers must be least 16 years of age, emotionally mature and compassionate. The volunteers must be able to work as a team player must demonstrate commitment to the hospice philosophy of care. No experience is necessary as training and ongoing education is provided. Call Linda Goldberg at (856) 667-1681 or email

    Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Inc. 

    Educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.  Its curricula address business and economic concepts, and workforce skills that build in intensity from Kindergarten through grade 12.  Volunteers (17+) are needed to teaching class one hour per day, once a week for approximately five weeks.  Contact the Program Manager at 609-419-0404 extention 106.

    US Coast Guard Auxiliary
    The civilian arm of the US Coast Guard, seeks volunteers (17+) to assist in boating safety programs. Volunteers do not require special skills, but must be boating-oriented. Special training available. Call Philip Walmasley at 856-728-8345 to locate the flotilla near you.