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Covenant House New Jersey volunteers share their skills, passion, and experience. They send our youth a powerful message, that they are worthy of someone else’s time. They are an invaluable asset to us all!

Volunteer

Volunteering Opportunities

We ask our volunteers to commit to working with us for a minimum of a six-month period. This commitment provides a more stable environment for our young people and optimizes our resources. Volunteers for all on-site positions must be at least 23 years of age.

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Direct Service Volunteers

Our Direct Service Volunteers work directly with our young people. Volunteers can lead workshops or other fun events for our youth, such as yoga, meditation, music, art, fitness, computer technology, GED Prep, job readiness, parenting, etc.

Sharing your interests and skills with our youth is a great way to expose them to new activities and ideas, while also connecting them with more role models in the community. We ask that you lead a workshop or activity anywhere from once a week to once a month.

  


Moms and Babies Volunteers

Moms and Babies Volunteers can work in a variety of ways helping our new mothers with their babies.

On-site babysitters are needed to give moms some time to refresh. Classes are needed to teach moms how to enjoy activities with their babies.

This can be a regular weekly individual or group activity, or a one-time group volunteering opportunity for Raphael’s Life House and the Atlantic City Crisis Center.

 

  


Host a Dinner

Host a dinner for our residents! Seeking volunteers to purchase ingredients and prepare a meal for our youth.

We have designed this opportunity to provide a sense of family and community for our youth while sharing a hot meal with community volunteers.

The number of meals needed varies by site. The number of volunteers depends on the site.

 

 

  


Administrative Volunteers

Our Administrative Volunteers assist with directing phone calls, visitors, and donors. They also assist our Finance, Development, and Programs departments with a variety of activities.

These volunteers do everything from filing and data entry to creating excel spreadsheets and assisting with donations. These volunteers also help with large mailings.

This is an individual volunteer position for the Newark and Atlantic City Crisis Centers.

 

  


Development Volunteers

Our Development Volunteers assist with the various tasks associated with raising operational funds.

This includes with helping with events management for our various fundraising events including Sleep Outs, Night of Broadway Stars, Golf Tournament.

Volunteers help set-up and take down events, register guests, check coats, assist with food tables, distribute materials, and other functions. These volunteers also help with large mailings.

This is an individual volunteer position for the Newark and Atlantic City Crisis Centers.


Clothing, Toiletry and Youth Resource Closets

Our Clothing, Toiletry, and Youth Resource Closets are in constant need of loving care!

Seeking volunteers to help us sort donations as they come in and help us to keep them organized so that they are easily accessible to our youth.

This can be a regular weekly individual or group activity, or a one-time group volunteering opportunity available in Newark, Atlantic City, Jersey City, Camden, and Asbury Park.

  


Physical Service Projects

We are always happy to have groups do physical service projects, which include anything that needs to be done around our facility. This could be painting, cleaning, gardening, washing of vehicles, etc.

Generally, this is a group activity for 5 to 20 people depending on the project available at all locations. Typically, these projects are one-day events with roughly a four hour work day. It is most appreciated when the group can supply project materials.

  


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Corporate Service Days

Corporate Service Days

We recognize that successful partnerships don’t generally fit a one size fits all model. We’d love to learn about the needs of your organization and create a partnership that is meaningful, rewarding and sustainable for all involved. We can work with you to engage your employees in multiple ways including (but not limited to): volunteerism, service projects, supply drives, in-kind donations, cause-related marketing, employee giving, job creation, special event participation, sponsorship, and programmatic investments.

Please reach out to Janette Scrozzo at JScrozzo@CovenantHouse.org to start a dialogue on how your company can partner with us, while dramatically improving the lives of homeless and trafficked young people.

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Are you interested in helping us raise funds
to help us care for the young people
who come to Covenant House New Jersey?

Learn More

  


Nabijah Shabazz

Newark, Jersey City

NShabazz@CovenantHouse.org

973-286-3400

Lori Ruzich

Elizabeth, Montclair, Asbury Park

LRuzich@CovenantHouse.org

732-575-0244

Mary Ann Daly

Atlantic City, Camden

MDaly@CovenantHouse.org

609-348-2928

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