Volunteering as a family is something you all can do together. Whether it’s two of you or an extended family, make it a family tradition to always do something special for others.


Benefits of Family Volunteering:

  • Adults seen as positive role models
  • Family learns a new skill
  • Kids learn the importance of compassion, sacrifice and teamwork
  • Family meets new people in the community
  • Life-time memories are created
  • The community is stronger


Check out our Family Volunteer Day event on May 21. Click here for more!


Volunteering gives a family the chance to work together toward a common goal.


Family Volunteering Ideas:


Shelter Our Sisters

405 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-836-1075, ext. 233

  • Adopt-a-Room

       Groups can adopt a room to decorate and paint for a family moving into transitional housing

       or into their new home.

  • Gardener

      Families can help plant a garden for the emergency shelter or one of the housing facilities.


55 Kip Center

55 Kip Avenue Rutherford, NJ 07070


  • Errand Runner

      Visit and go shopping for clients who are unable to go out for themselves.


Bergen Family Center

44 Armory Street Englewood, NJ 07631


  • After School Program

      Assist in Day Care Center and/or After School Program reading to children, playing games,

      assisting with homework, doing arts/crafts, and planning events or parties for children.


Bright Side Manor

300 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ 07666


  • Friendly Visitor

      Visit with your family and socialize with clients.  Bring a treat, arts/crafts project or entertainment.

    Families must plan with Joanne O’Neill before coming.






Contact Us


Bergen Volunteer Center

64 Passaic Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601




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