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Lynne Algrant Named New CEO

Lynne Algrant  (right) has been named CEO of
Volunteer Center of Bergen County, effective April 1. She
Janet Sharma, who had previously announced her

“We are thrilled to welcome Lynne as our next CEO,” said David
Warshaw, President of the Volunteer Center Board. “Her leadership
skills, civic engagement experience and community knowledge are
an ideal combination that will help the Volunteer Center build on
its already enviable record of achievement.”

Click here for full announcement.

Celebrate Volunteers - Thursday, April 2
Bergen Community College

The evening will feature an inspiring program highlighting the ways in which volunteers enhance the community. Public & private non-profits, hospitals, schools, and religious organizations are invited to celebrate their volunteers, at this county-wide event.  More >


Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 18, 9:00am

Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to come volunteer with MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization) to help build a 1.5 acre organic, sustainable farm which will help serve hungry people in the community, as well as be a teaching farm for students, groups, and more. More > 


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.

ECLC of NJ, 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. 

Habitat for Humanity is looking for 10 volunteers (Age 16+) to assist with the Family Selection Information Sessions they have set up on Saturday, March 21, from 9am - 2pm and Wednesday April 1, 5pm - 8pm.  Volunteers are needed each day to distribute information and help answer questions at these info sessions.  The project location of this opportunity is the Ciarco Adult Learning Center in Hackensack.  Please call Angela King at 201-457-1020 or sign up online here.

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.

Two volunteers are needed to assist at the Fourth annual Todd Ouida Children's Foundation
Conference on May 1st  from 8:00am - 5:00pm at Montclair State University.  The conference is about youth dealing with anxiety and depression.  Volunteers are needed to assist registration and set up.  Please call Mr. Herbert Ouida at 201-265-7765 to sign up to volunteer.

BVMI (Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative) is looking for a volunteer Spanish Interpreter to work Wednesday from 3-5pm and Thursday from 3 - 7pm.  More then half of BVMI's clients are Spanish speaking and volunteers will work closely with the clients.  Please call Dale Mottola at 201-518-8486 to learn more.

MEVO, Mahwah, is recruiting super awesome college, graduate and select high school students for 2015 Ramapo Earth Crew members. This is a great internship program!  Click here for a full job description.

Women's Rights Information Center, Englewood, is looking for a few volunteers to work as Records Volunteers in an ongoing position beginning now.  Volunteers must be computer savvy and able to assist with event registration, database updates, and spreadsheet entry.  If you are interested please contact Suzan Burr at 201-368-1166.

For more Volunteer opportunities, click here.


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.
More >

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.

Community Blood Services is looking for a Canteen Host/Hostess, Greeter at the Lincoln Park location.  Volunteer will great donors at the door, escort to registrar, give juice and cookies to blood donors in the donor canteen.  Different shifts are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 12:00-7:30pm and Saturday 7:30am- 1:00pm.  Sign up here to volunteer.

Diabetes Foundation, Paramus, is looking for a IT/Access Database Volunteer to work on data entry in an Access based program.  Volunteer must be 20 years old and be available to see the project through completion.  Contact Julie Richards at
201-444-0337 to learn more.

Giants of Generosity, Cresskill, is looking for a volunteer Bookkeeper with knowledge of QuickBooks. Volunteer will work on bank reconciliations, matching receipts to statements, work on check entry and QB reports. Volunteer must be older then 21 and needed as soon as possible.  Contact Jane at 201-567-2622 for more information.

For more Volunteer opportunities, click here.

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