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Volunteer Opportunities

Hot Jobs! Here is a list of immediate volunteer opportunities from our Member Agencies!

CALLING ALL SUPERSTAR VOLUNTEERS!

Korean-English bilingual volunteer

The volunteer will be responsible for regularly checking voice messages left in Korean and relaying the information to the appropriate staff at the Volunteer Center.  Volunteer will also follow up with clients (phone or email) to ask further questions and collect any additional information, as needed.  Work can be done anywhere, as long as there is access to phone and email.  From time to time, volunteer will also work with staff to translate marketing material into Korean.  If interested, the position could be expanded to include additional outreach work to the Korean American community. 

Time commitment: it will vary, but max 2 hours / week with minimum of 5-10 minutes each day

Start: Any time between now and June 30, 2017

Number of positions available: 3

Contact Soojin Son at sson@bergenvolunteers.org or 201-489-9456 with any questions.

 

Center For Food Action - Great student volunteer opportunity!

We need a group of 6-8 volunteers, at least 16 years of age, that can help us stuff, seal and stamp about 7,500 cards.  We need them for about three hours and it can be any day next week, May 22nd including Saturday.  Please contact Kathy Mikula at kmikula@cfanj.org if you have time, need service hours and are interested. 

Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride

Benefiting: Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy, Institute for Educational Achievement and REED Academy.

June 4, 2017 - Starting and Ending at Bergen County Community College 

We need lots of extra hands to help our riders Go the Distance for Autism. We’ve got plenty of volunteer roles both at Bergen Community College and out on the routes. No matter where you are assigned and your volunteer role, you’ll be building a brighter future for children and adults with autism in North Jersey. 

 Please note: Volunteers must be 14 years of age for Site Volunteers (accompanied by an adult) and 18 years + for Road Crew. 

 For more information, please visit our website: www.gt4autism.org or email volunteer@gtd4autism.org.

 Thanks so much! We hope you will join us. 

NJAIJ Know-Your-Rights 'Train the Trainer' - The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (NJAIJ) has launched its "Train the Trainers" program to prepare leaders and organizers on best practices and standards for running Know-Your-Rights workshops in their communities. The training will teach trainers how to facilitate conversations and provide information to community members on their rights when interacting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police. Learn how to run a public education workshop on constitutional rights, current state of immigration policy, preparing families, and engaging communities in advocacy. Leaders and Organizers will learn how to run dynamic and interactive workshops, with a focus on role playing exercises that provide community members with the tools they need to prepare and organize.

This training was created for community leaders and organizers. Individual community members who need to learn their rights can attend a Know-Your-Rights Workshop (information above) facilitated by advocates in their communities. This curriculum works in collaboration with the efforts of grassroots organizations who are already organizing and preparing communities around pro-immigrant policies and community actions.

If there are any requests for a training, questions or concerns pertaining to this event, or if there is a need for translations for an upcoming training, please email Dina Mansour at dmansour@njimmigrantjustice.org.

Graphic Designer

Giants of Generosity is looking for a graphic designer who knows Photoshop, Quark, or In-Design on a Mac, needed 4-6 hours per week, beginning immediately.  Please contact Jane Albanese, Executive Director, at jane@giantsofgenerosity.org.  Requirements: 20 years of age or older, strong writing skills.  Please include a sample of design work.

Franklin Food Bank

Franklin Food Bank is looking for an experienced, part-time operations professional to supervise their warehouse activities, staff and volunteers in Somerset, NJ.

The Warehouse Supervisor (paid position) is a new position (25 hours/week) and reports to the Executive Director. S/he will be responsible for all warehouse activities including supervision of warehouse staff and volunteers; receipt, storage and distribution of food and supplies; interactions with clients; and the security, efficiency and safety of the warehouse.

Some of the qualifications for this position are:  proven warehouse supervisory experience, highly effective supervisory techniques and operational skills, knowledge of warehouse software packages and MS Office proficiency, ability to identify and implement warehouse system improvements, communication and time management competence.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a BS degree in logistics, supply chain management, business administration or equivalent experience.  Some travel is required (applicant must have a car).  An ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time is expected.

 If you are an interested and qualified applicant, please Carol McKinney, carolmck216@gmail.com.

 

Making It Home - a program of the Bergen Volunteer Center

The Making-It-Home Program delivers donated furniture to individuals, veterans and disable people moving from emergency shelter to new apartments. We need volunteers able to carry furniture as well as those with trucks so that we can transport the furniture from donors to our storage unit and from the storage unit to clients' new homes.  

This program keeps gently-used furniture from going to the landfill and helps a vulnerable population get a fresh start by providing furniture on which sit, eat and relax.

Contact cschwake@bergenvolunteers.org for more information!

 

TUTORS - Math Adventures and Word Play (MAWP)

We need tutors proficient in math, reading and writing who can work with students in grades 2 through 12. College students are preferred. Particularly students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, english or history.  This is also a great opportunity for education students who are looking for opportunities to teach. 

  • Math grades 2 through 12 — We need individuals who can help with simple number recognition, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division for the lower grades.  We also need tutors who can work with middle and high school math like algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus. 

  • Reading and writing for grades 2 through 12 - We need individuals who can help children with reading, grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking assignments and essay writing.

  • Note: The volunteer need not be proficient in all areas of math (e.g. calculus) or literacy.  We will match them according to their skills.                                                                  

  • MAWP is held on Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12 noon, St. Marks Episcopal Church, Teaneck.  Please contact Pat Phillips at patvp@optonline.net.

Maintenance Support

The Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living, (SESCIL), located in Englewood, is seeking volunteers (individuals or groups) to perform maintenance tasks at their office.
Tasks include: raking leaves, removing weeds, painting and cleaning carpets.  All supplies will be provided by the center.  Hours are flexible.
For more information, please contact Scott Reddin at 201-569-4080

GRANT WRITER NEED FOR NON-PROFIT PRIVATE SCHOOL

Han Al High School of Leonia, New Jersey is a small, yet expanding non-profit, private college preparatory school (serving grades 7-12).  Our school has historically served International Students hailing from China, Europe, Korea, The Middle East and in recent years Domestic Students.  Despite the relatively small stature of our institution, we have provided scholarships and other forms of tuition assistance for our students and their families seeking individualized and highly differentiated instruction which is most typically found in prestigious institutions.  In addition, we have worked to support families in assisting students gain acceptance to highly touted colleges and universities (100 % of our students are accepted to higher education institutions annually).

In order to bolster support for our current, and future student populations, we are seeking an experienced grant writer with a proven track record of securing grants non-profit schools.  We offer competitive compensation for all grants secured by contracted individuals. 

Position start date: IMMEDIATE

For more information about our school, please visit our website: www.hanalschool.org

 For qualified individuals interested in exploring this position further, please contact

Martin Weinstein, Principal, Han Al High School via email: Martin.weinstein@hanalschool.org

Administrative Assistant (familiar with event planning) -

Giants of Generosity is looking for a volunteer proficient in general office skills, enjoys event planning, and can work 4-6 hours per week. Minimum age requirement is 20.  You can begin immediately.  This could lead to a possible paid postion.  Contact Jane Albanese at jalbanese@giantsofgenerosity.org.

 Home Health Aides, Visiting Homemakers Bergen County - these are paid positions!  Immediate opportunities are available weekdays, weekends, hourly/live-in.  Visiting Homemakers Bergen County offers competitive pay (according to experience), benefits, paid time off, and sign on bonuses.  Contact Diana Ortiz at ortiz@vhsbc.com for more information.

CHORE Service   Volunteer Handypersons needed for the Volunteer Center’s Chore Service, which provides free home repairs that keep Bergen County senior and disabled homeowners safe in their homes.  Volunteers should be able to perform minor home repairs that any able-bodied homeowner can do,  and must be available for 1 shift per week—shifts are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Call Maureen McCormick at 201-489-7790 or email chore@bergenvolunteers.org.

The Center for Food Action is looking for a Korean speaking volunteer to help out at the Ridgefield location.  Volunteer(s) is needed Monday and Fridays from 10am - 4pm.  Please call Kathy Mikula at 201-569-1804, ext. 29 to learn more.

ITN North Jersey is looking for volunteers to help serve more members of Bergen County.  Volunteers are needed to drive those in need to appointments, errands, or any other ride they may need.  Volunteers can volunteer as little as 2 hours per month or of course spend much more time helping. Please call Mary Lyons Kim at 201-398-6885 to learn more or sign up!

Reflections teen improvisational theatre program has opening for new cast members who are currently in 10th and 11th grade.  Contact: Staci Block, Supervisor REFLECTIONS and RISE Phone: (201) 336-7361 or email SBlock@co.bergen.nj.us.

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) is looking for volunteers to work as Volunteer Interpreters at the Hackensack office.  Spanish interpreters are needed for busy healthcare center serving the medically underserved.  Some familiarity with medical terminology is helpful. Volunteers will work in shifts Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5pm. Call Dale Mottola at 201-518-8486 or email dale@bvmi.net to learn more.