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Fifth Friday - Friday, May 29
Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack

Fifth Friday is a powerful networking and learning event that attracts 250 leaders from every sector in the County. The Stony Hill Inn provides the perfect venue for stimulating conversation, a delicious lunch and high profile speakers.  More >


Ready, Set, Serve
Summer 2015

Ready, Set, Serve A summer leadership experience for teens.  Read more about this unique training program designed to help prepare the next generation for leadership roles in their communities. More > 

Meet the New CEO
Lynne Algrant has been named the CEO
of the
Volunteer Center of Bergen County,
get to know Lynne is this Q&A Interview.
Click here to read.


Volunteer Opportunities

Hot Jobs! Here is a list of immediate volunteer opportunities from our Member Agencies! To find out how to become a member, click here.

Rebuilding Together Bergen County needs 3 or 4 strong adults to help demo a bathroom in Westwood this Wednesday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tools and protective gear (plus lunch if staying through afternoon) will be provided. Contact Lynn ( to volunteer and get address. 

Visiting Homemakers Home Health Aide Services
is looking for a volunteer to work as an office intern weekdays from 12-4pm.  Volunteers will assist office staff in numerous activities.  Please contact Michele Ogden at 201-488-0041, ext. 315 to sign up. 

North Jersey Friendship House is holing their 9th Annual Wellness Walk for Mental Health and Autism on May 31st.  Volunteers are needed to help support this event,volunteers will assist with set-up, clean-up, selling raffles, checking people in, taking photos, faceapainting, and so much more.  Volunteers are needed from 8:15am - 1:30pm.  Please call Kathy English at 201-488-2121 or email

Relay for Life Paramus
is looking for volunteers for their event on June 12-13th at Paramus High School.  Click here to view the flyer and read more about volunteer jobs.

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is looking for volunteer gift wrappers to wrap Father's Day gifts at the Bergen Town Center on June 19 & 20th.  Shifts are available.  Click here to view shifts and sign up.

, Paramus, is looking for an Activity Coordinator for Adults with Special Needs.  Volunteer will spend one weekday with special needs adults assist in center activities and accompany group in the community. Volunteers must be 21 and older, have effective communication skills, patience and flexibility.  Prior expiernce great but not required.  Please call Mary Lou Dawson for more information, 973-635-1705, ext. 29. 

The Southeast Senior Center is looking for a Canasta and Mahjong group leader.  Volunteer must be be knowledgeable about the games, oversee classes, and organize games once or twice a week.  Please contact Scott Reddin at 201-569-4080 to learn more.

For more Volunteer opportunities, click here.

2015 Environmental Symposium.pdf


Mentoring Moms
Mentoring Moms volunteers are role models to isolated and/or overwhelmed mothers. More >

Mentoring Youth
Trained and caring mentors help   abused and neglected children see a brighter future. More >

Business Volunteer Connect
A one-stop shop to employee volunteering and corporate community engagement.
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We offer trainings in Volunteer Management and Board Development. More >

Youth Services
We help students find interesting volunteer activities and help schools and organizations with service-learning projects. More >

Bergen LEADS
An experiential leadership program that prepares the next generation of adult civic leaders. More >

Celebrate Volunteers
A fun and fabulous salute to volunteers every Spring. More >

Chore volunteers perform minor home repairs that keep elderly and disabled safe in their homes. More >

Volunteer Center Activities

Ready, Set, Serve A summer leadership experience for teens.  Read more about this unique training program designed to help prepare the next generation for leadership roles in their communities. Click here
2015 Schedule
June 22-25, 2015
Students entering 9th and 10th grades in September 2015

August 31 – September 3, 2015
Students entering 6
th, 7th and 8th grades in September 2015

Volunteer Managers sign up now for the 2015 Volunteer Manager's RoundtablesClick here to view dates and registration information.

Looking for a Volunteer? Looking to Donate Items?  Check out the new Volunteer Center Bulletin Board.

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 pmCall Maureen McCormick at 201-489-7790 or email


Office Helpers are needed to assist in the VOAD office.  Volunteer are needed to help in the Bergen County VOAD office helping with Hurricane Sandy relief projects.  Duties include answering the phone, data entry and filing. Volunteers are needed weekdays now through April 30th. Shifts will be determined based on availability.  Please call Marisa Santiago at 201-906-6738.

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