Crossroads Programs, Inc.

Crossroads Programs, Inc. provides abused, abandoned, and homeless youth (including teen mothers) with opportunities for positive growth and development through residential and community-based programs.  Use your skills creatively!   Volunteers are needed for mentoring; teaching and tutoring; motivational workshops; recreation, transportation, or child care aides; fundraising and clerical assistance; arts & crafts and other group leadership; landscaping; facility maintenance; etc.  United Way Agency.  Call (609) 880-0210.  info@crossroadsprograms.org , crossroadsprograms.org

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CONTACT TeenLine

CONTACT– TeenLine – 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, ext. 214. email:  scapano@contactburlco.org; website:  www.contactburlco.org

Our Lady of Lourdes Foster Grandparent Program

Our Lady of Lourdes Foster Grandparent Program is looking for volunteers (60+) to serve as mentors and tutors to children and youth with special needs in schools, hospitals, Headstart and daycare programs throughout the area.  Eligible volunteers serving 20 hours per week can receive a monthly non-taxable stipend.  Call 856-757-3389.

 

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – Burlington and Mercer Counties

is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.  CASA works through trained community volunteers to insure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.  CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the family court judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.  For further information on CASA and how to volunteer visit www.casamercer.org, call 609-434-0050 or email lklionsky@casamercer.org.

Burlington County Feral Cat Initiative (BCCI)

 

Burlington County Feral Cat Initiative (BCCI) is a volunteer, non-profit agency serving the Burlington County area.   Our program is endorsed by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Health Department.  In order to achieve our mission of a feral-free future by neutering and inoculating feral (wild) cats and educating the public about rabies and the importance of spaying and neutering their cats, BCCI is seeking adult volunteers for:  secretarial duties (copying, mass mailings, phone calls, form preparation, database maintenance), fund-raising events, volunteer recruitment, help with mass spay/neuter events, educational seminars, and development of brochures/pamphlets and promotional events to spotlight BCCI.  To volunteer, call 609-261-8312 and leave a message.  To learn more, visit our website at www.njferals.org.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. The distinctive feature of ECF’s program is the tailored package of support provided to the family. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, privately funded by the contributions of individuals, corporations, foundations and community groups. Volunteer Opportunities include: clerical support , organize a food drive, speaker’s bureau, assist with special events, organize a local fundraiser , deliver food to area families, or pack, shelve, and inventory the Food Pantry, track and acknowledge patient and sibling birthdays. Southern Regional Center, (856) 853-4803. laurie@emmanuelcancer.org, www.emmanuelcancer.org

In 1981, seven-year old Emmanuel Vizzoni was diagnosed with Burkett’s lymphoma. His parents, Susan and Joseph Vizzoni, experienced the enormous emotional and financial hardships that families endure when a child is diagnosed with cancer. In 1983, two years after Emmanuel’s death, the Vizzoni family established the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) to as sist other families experiencing the trauma of childhood cancer.

The Fatherhood Connection, Inc.

 is a 501(c)(3) faith-based, non-profit organization of men and women who support the institution of fatherhood.  We are committed in our efforts to re-establish fatherhood in the families of our community. Our aim is to improve the well-being of children by getting fathers to financially support and actively participate in raising their children.  We teach and discuss, mentor and motivate men to become responsible fathers.  We do this by offering parenting classes (we also have a teen parenting course for young dads), Workshops, Co-parenting Support Group, Supervised Visitation program, and we also have several events throughout the year that are designed to give fathers an opportunity to spend time with their children.

 

The program currently in need of volunteers is the Supervised Visitation program.  This program is run by Mount Holly Superior Court, at the court building.  The Fatherhood Connection Inc. in collaboration with the court runs the same program at the Kennedy Center in Willingboro.  Supervised Visitation is a weekly program and refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved.

Volunteers are needed to be observers.  The duties of the observers are to watch the interaction, listen to the conversation between parent and child, and make note of their observation.  The visits are for one hour weekly and training will be provided.

Volunteers may apply online at http://fathersandchildren.org/volunteer.html or call (609) 877-1076 and say I’d like to be a volunteer.  Thank you for your support in helping us help our community.