On Monday February 8, East’s and West’s PTAs organized the 2010 Volunteer Fair at the Cherry Hill Library. Over ten volunteer organizations held booths to recruit teen volunteers for their services. From Bancroft to the Camden County Animal Shelter, various organizations are looking for devoted students to help with their causes. If one is interested in taking part in a great community serve opportunity, then contact one of the groups below to get started.
Sickness and Mental Health:
1) Alice Rose “Victorious” Foundation
Bio: A program that reaches out to teens with long term illnesses
Needed: Teens who want to help organize gifts and presents for sick teens and children in hospitals
Bio: Runs nine campuses in New Jersey that serve children and adults with mental disabilities
Needed: Teens who wish to spend time talking, playing, and assisting those in the schools and homes
3) Lions Gate
Bio: A retirement physicality that provides a lively community for the elderly
Needed: Volunteers who wish to play games, talk, read, and just spend time with the elders.
4) Voorhees Pediatric Facility
Bio: A children’s hospital for children suffering from illnesses
Needed: Volunteers who wish to play and spend time with the children.
5) Cathedral Kitchen
Bio: A culinary school that provides a fresh start for the unemployed and homeless living in Camden
Needed: Volunteers who wish to make meals and assist cooking classes.
Contact (e-mail): firstname.lastname@example.org
6) Latin American Economic Development Association
Bio: A marketing and business school that offers learning opportunity to the underprivileged living in Camden
Needed: Students who are interested in managing events, organizing pamphlets, and making videos that assist the program.
7) Voorhees Pediatric Facility
Bio: A children’s hospital for children of all ages who are suffering from illnesses
Needed: Volunteers who wish to play and spend time with sick children.
8 ) Camden County Animal Shelter
Bio: An animal shelter in Blackwood
Needed: Volunteers who are interested in playing with and taking care of animals
9) New Jersey Academy for aquatic sciences:
Bio: An organization that promotes appreciation and preservation for marine life
Needed: Volunteers who would be interested in hosting inactive water life exhibits for guests
10) Quixote Quest
Bio: A group of dedicated teens that take part in an array of volunteer opportunities.
Needed: Motivated teens who wish to make a difference through a variety of community outreach programs. The teens also discuss their volunteer experiences with each other every other week.
These are just a few of the rewarding community service programs in the area. Give back to the community and take part in an organization.