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Ready, Set, Serve
A one-week summer experience for teens.

Ready, Set, Serve (RSS) is a unique training program designed to help prepare the next generation for leadership roles in their communities. Click "more" for dates!
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Bergen Bike Tour
Saturday, September 28, 2014

The Bergen Bike Tour is a fun-filled, family-oriented event that annually raises funds for two outstanding local organizations: Tomorrows Children’s Fund and The Volunteer Center of Bergen County.  Check this out for photos, video and more info >


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.

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 pm
Call Maureen McCormick at 201-489-7790 or email

NY-NJ Trail Conference is looking for Front Desk Receptionist who can help out Monday-Friday, 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm.  This indoor job is all about getting people outdoors.  Volunteer Receptionists greet people, help with answering phones and assist with other tasks important to the day to day operations of the agency. Must be 18 years of age to work alone. 11 to 17 year olds are welcome to volunteer along with a parent or guardian.  Volunteers receive an agency and position orientation.  Please contact Volunteer Manager John Leigh at 201-512-9348 or to find out more and/or apply.

Operation Goody Bag 9/11 50/50 Challenge. “Say Thanks” to Troops and First Responders!  Go to Operation Goody Bag on the web and look at the details on Color to Commit and Letter Writing.  Hold your own event at home, at school or at work.  Your event can be anytime between 9/1 and 9/11, 2014.  The cutoff date to register is August 28th.  Registration forms should be completed and faxed to 201-391-6880 by that date. This project is simple and impactful!  So get coloring. For more information, contact Jane Cosco at

Bergen County Historical Society has two, short-term volunteer opportunities available. September 6, 8 am – 11 am - Festival Groundskeeping help is needed in preparation for the September 13th Baronfest, a fundraiser to build a museum at historic New Bridge Landing. 8 volunteers, 18 years of age or older, are needed to help clean up the festival site. September 13, 5 pm – 7 pm – Festival Clean-Up help is needed after Baronfest.  5 volunteers, age 21 and older, are needed to help clean-up the site. For further information, or to sign up to help, please contact Kate Reilly at or 201-343-9492.

Operation Goody Bag. We need 100 volunteers to help us pack the goody bags after the September 11th Night of Remembrance and Hope Event.  This event will take place at East Brook Middle School, 190 Spring Valley Road, Paramus, from 7 :00 pm – 9:30 pm.  All ages are welcome. Great family opportunity. Please contact Jane Cosco at by September 2nd to register to volunteer.

United Water’s Half Marathon Event. Sunday, September 7th8:30 – 11:30 am. Volunteers are needed to work at the water tables along the route.  If you are interested, please contact Lori Murray at Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and High School students will receive a letter of service.

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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
Your one-stop shop for everything connected 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 >

RSVP helps seniors, baby boomers and retired adults find rewarding volunteer opportunities. More >

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

Volunteer Center Activities

The Volunteer Center will host Ready Set Serve, a one-week summer experience for teens. Click here to learn more about this program.

olunteer Managers sign up now for the 2014 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.


Hundreds of our Bergen County neighbors are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.  Find out how you can help the Bergen County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), which the Volunteer Center is coordinating at our Recovery Information Center in Moonachie.

Summer Interns Needed!
The Bergen VOAD is looking for some summer intern help at the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Information Center in Moonachie. Students over 18, who can work at least 12 hours a week on a regular schedule are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity for students with a background or interest in social work. Please see the job posting for details.

Ongoing Volunteer Help Needed
Bergen County Hurricane Sandy Recovery ( needs volunteers to help with home restoration projects!  We especially need people with experience with sheetrock, flooring and finishing carpentry but unskilled volunteers are also welcome for smaller jobs. You must be 16 or older and volunteers under 18 must have adult supervision. Please email Marisa Santiago at for more information.

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