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Employment / Volunteerism Resources in New Jersey

The following list is just a small sample of organizations that need your help or that offer stipends for volunteers.


Runnells Specialized Hospital
40 Watchung Way
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

— Runnells Specialized Hospital is staffed with qualified physicians and registered nurses 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Services include: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, Nursing Care - providing Long or Short Term, and Hospice care, & Cornerstone Psychiatric Care. Please phone us if you would like additional information, to arrange a tour or to join the Volunteer Guild.


The American Red Cross in Metropolitan New Jersey
2 Gardner Road • 973-575-0880

Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Jersey
400 Morris Ave. • 800-883-1180 •
— Volunteer opportunities are available in the Chapter office helping with programs, services, and special events.

Better Business Bureau of New Jersey
1700 Whitehorse Hamilton Square, Ste D-5 • 609-588-0808 •
— Volunteer opportunities for answering telephones, complaint handling, mediation and arbitration, public speaking, data entry, receptionist and clerical duties.

Foster Grandparent Program
Statewide: 275 Green Brook Road • 908-968-5531
Essex County: 45 Central Ave. • 973-623-5959, Ext. 218
— Low income volunteers age 60 and over commit themselves twenty hours per week to give affection, understanding, and stimulation to handicapped and special needs children. Benefits: tax exempt stipend. Stipend doesn't affect subsidized rent, SSI, food stamps.

Goodwill Industries
4-21 27th Avenue • 718-728-5400

League of Women Voters
204 West State Street • 609-394-3303 •

Meals on Wheels
Bergen County: 201-336-7420
Essex County: 201-673-4860
Hudson County: 201-656-6001
Union County: 201-527-4865
— Volunteers can be drivers, deliverers, kitchen helpers, bakers, and Steering Committee members. Volunteers do much more than prepare and deliver meals. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, observe the well being of the client and handle emergencies when necessary. Commitment can range from several hours per week to 2-4 hours per month.

The Volunteer Center of Bergen County
64 Passaic Street • Hackensack, New Jersey 07601• 201-489-9454
— The Volunteer Center of Bergen County sponsors the Retired & Senior Volunteer Services (RSVP) (call 201-489-9939), which is a nationwide program to recruit and involve individuals 55 years of age or older in meaningful volunteer community service. They also sponsor the Chore Service (call 201-489-7790), which provides simple household repairs that help keep elderly and disabled persons safe in their own homes. Anyone with basic knowlege of minor repairs in the home is needed to join the crews.

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