Local Volunteer Opportunities
When you find a volunteer opportunity that suits your goals, it can be a satisfying experience. Answering the following questions can help you find a position that fits your needs:
- Why are you volunteering? Community service, gain experience, practice skills, meet people, etc.
- What kind of tasks are part of the volunteer opportunity? Do they match your interests and skills?
- What type of commitment is needed? Can the activity work for your schedule?
Awareness of your goals and expectations will help your chose a volunteer activity that suits your interests. The better you know yourself and your goals, the better your experience will be when volunteering.
Visit the websites below to view the most current volunteer positions, application instructions, and contact information:
- Plainsboro Public Library - Give some time to the Library and see how many lives your gift touches. Everyday, volunteers contribute to the remarkably cost effective, innovative service at Plainsboro Public Library.
- The Watershed Institute - Their goal is to improve the health and quality of central New Jersey’s water and sustain a network of protected habitats for wildlife and people.
- American Red Cross of Central Jersey - Blood Services. Volunteers welcome and register donors and provide refreshments.
- Volunteer Connect - Free online service that provides current information about volunteer work available in Central New Jersey. (Formerly Hands On Helpers)
- Habitat for Humanity - A nonprofit, Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
- Princeton Health Care Systems - Volunteers provide a valuable service to the patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
- Domestic Violence Response Team - Volunteers receive specialized training in counseling from Women Aware and Plainsboro Police personnel. Services are offered 24/7. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
- Plainsboro Police Department - Call 609-799-2333 ext. 1688 to speak with Corporal J. Dell Beni.