Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital

Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital located in Marlton, NJ seeks volunteers Requirements: Be at least 16 years of age; Commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week, duration of 3 months; Complete the application process in full which includes a: Health clearance, Background check,  Fingerprint clearance (for Medical Daycare Volunteers only), and a Volunteer orientation.  Volunteers work hands on with children in the Medical Daycare Center or Therapeutic Recreation Department playing games, reading stories and/or providing TLC to infants!  We also seek assistance in clerical support for the nursing, social work and medical records departments.  Opportunities are also available in the therapy departments, providing clerical support and observing therapists!  Volunteers must be able to commit to 2 hours a week!

Contact: Saliha Farooq – volunteer coordinator Email: volunteerservices@weismanchildrens.com

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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.

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.

Bridge of Hope Burlington County

a Christian non-profit ministry, working to end and prevent homelessness for single women with children, needs church partners, volunteers in fund raising and grant writing.  We are looking for the following: Join us for our Third Annual “Sleeping Out” Event on August 20, 2010 starting at 5:00 pm at Faith Presbyterian in Medford NJ ending the following day.  Project Team Leader needed for Christian based non-profit organization. Serving South Jersey and Burlington County. Estimated at 2-3 hours per week. Requirements: An extensive knowledge of multi-level fundraising, event planning, and may also including letter writing, personal contact, grant writing, and other duties. Having a current database to pull from is a plus.; 6-10 Team Members to act as salt & light in planning, executing, and following up with 2 major events each year – Winter Gala & Spring outing. Other smaller events or town sponsored fairs also in need of support workers.; Grant writer is needed to help our cause acquire available grants to expand our ministry and help as many moms as possible. Experience a must!;  Christian churches of any denomination with a small group of volunteers that we will train to act as mentors for a homeless mom and her children. These partnerships are instrumental to our success! Please contact  Melissa Young, MSW Program Director, Melissa@bridgeofhopeburlington.org, (609) 864-6277.
 www.bridgeofhopeburlington.org

Burlington County Superior Court

Burlington County Superior Court conducts nine volunteer programs: Juvenile Conference Committees, Supervised Visitation, Child Placement Review Boards, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Courthouse Visitors Assistance Program, Docent Program, Municipal Court Mediation, Small Claims Mediation, Parenting Mediation. Volunteers under age 18 are invited to join Juvenile Conference Committees and Docent program.  Call 609-518-2517 for details on programs.

Community Development Corporation

Community Development Corporation provides child care services for children ages 10 months through 5 years.  Volunteers needed for board, classroom aides, and educational presentations. Limited opportunities for teen volunteers (16+).  Board members must be 21+.  Call 609-261-2211.