• Recreational Volunteer Help a child in foster care learn and enjoy specific recreational activities;
    • some recreational volunteers, such as fitness and pet therapy, require specific certifications.
  • Tutoring Help children in foster care realize their educational goals through one-on-one tutoring with subject-based lessons.
  • Mentoring Be a positive and consistent role model for a child in foster care; requires an 18 month commitment and completion of Mentor Training.
  • Baby Basics Assist with distribution of Baby Basics supplies (diapers and formula) to low-income families in Bergen County; distribution occurs once a month.
  • Teacher’s Assistant Become a Teacher’s Assistant in our Turrell Child Care and Early Learning Center; use games, storytelling, and other activities to help children develop language, improve their social skills, and learn basic fundamentals.
  • Life Skills Volunteer Volunteers teach “life skills” classes to our children in therapeutic foster care, such as how to maintain a budget, dressing appropriately for a job interview, and health/nutrition. These classes are held one to two times a month.
  • Special Needs Assist our staff in our Developmental Disabilities homes with weekly activities, such as arts and crafts, athletics, music or cooking. Experience and understanding of those with developmental disabilities such as autism preferred.
  • Office Assistant/Admin Act as a clerical volunteer doing tasks such as mailings, reference checks, and using Microsoft Offices; our administrative offices are located in Paramus, Ridgewood, and South Orange.
  • Depot Sales Associate The Depot is the largest all women’s exchange in North America – volunteer to staff this gift/craft shop in Midland Park; requires one shift every two weeks.
  • Special Events Volunteer Help staff during the agency’s major events, such as our annual Wine Tasting, Gala, and more.
  • Other At times, we may have differing needs for volunteers. Please specify your greatest area of interest.