Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Dedicate time to facilitate a lasting impact through a weekly or monthly commitment to volunteering. The descriptions below are our volunteering opportunities for individuals who are available to volunteer on an ongoing, frequent basis.

Activity LeaderApply Now

Do you have a skill or hobby that you are interested in sharing with the community? We are in need of volunteers to lead activities or lend their skills at both our Family Success Centers and residential programs.

The Family Success Centers, located in Clementon and Camden, are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information, and services. Through the Family Success Center, we provide families with convenient access to a wide array of services and family friendly activities offered on a daily basis.  Here are a few ideas  of activities that can be led by volunteers in our Family Success Centers:

  • Tutoring children
  • Coordinating arts and crafts activities
  • Leading workshops
  • Offering computer skills training

Our residential programs provide safe and supportive housing to children and teens in need of a safe place to live. These programs in Camden and Gloucester Counties provide young people with a stable foundation and strengthen their ability for self-sufficiency. Here are some ideas  of activities that can be led by volunteers in our residential programs:

  • Baking cookies every Sunday
  • Leading a sewing or tailoring workshop
  • Leading a workshop for poetry, creative writing, singing, or another form of artistic expression
  • Creating and leading a fitness, wellness, or nutrition  class

Baby's Best StartApply Now

We are in need of volunteers to assist the Baby's Best Start program with a variety of tasks while the sessions are taking place on Saturday mornings in Camden and Clementon. Tasks include:
  • Cooking Breakfast 
  • Leading themed activities 
  • Translating sessions and materials to Spanish 
  • Reading with one child or a group of children during childcare session as part of our Born to Read initiative
  • Cooking Lunch 

Born to ReadApply Now

Born to Read includes a high impact volunteer component.  We are training and placing volunteer readers in our Head Start classrooms to read with children one-to-one. Reading volunteers help increase exposure to literacy among our preschoolers. As a Born to Read volunteer, you can play an integral role in improving grade level reading outcomes for children in Camden City.

If you love reading, enjoy working with children, and can commit to one hour of volunteering per week, then this is the perfect volunteer position for you....and your time and energy will make a real difference in the lives of the children we serve!  Reading Volunteers are placed in the same classroom for one hour a week for the course of the school year.  Volunteers read with children one-to-one promoting literacy skills and encouraging a love of reading.

We are currently recruiting parent volunteers and community volunteers to commit to one hour a week of volunteer time in one of our Head Start classrooms (we have 9 different Head Start locations in Camden City and Camden County) to read one-to-one with children.  A one hour volunteer training is provided and background checks are required for all volunteers.

Helping Hands Serenity Homes Foster ParentingApply Now

The Helping Hands Serenity Homes program is actively recruiting families that meet our caring provider requirements and are ready to change the odds for children in need.

By opening your home to a child or teen (age 9-18) in need, you can enrich your life while enriching the life of a young person. As a caring provider, you can provide comfort, security, and hope to a young person in need of a safe place to live. Our team provides the training and support to help you work through the challenges and celebrate the joys of being a caregiver.  It's a journey that will change your life and the life of someone in need of your support.

We actively recruit caring providers dedicated to working with children, from 9 to 18 years of age. A competitive stipend and intensive support services are offered for the caregivers including 24-hour availability, training, and help with meeting licensing requirements. Adults interested in opening their home and becoming a caring provider must meet the following Helping Hands Serenity Homes program requirements:

  • must be 25 years of age
  • a legal US citizen or legal US resident
  • possess a valid NJ driver's license, with an insured vehicle
  • complete an extensive background check (be clear of convictions for crimes or disorderly person offenses)
  • have income sufficient to meet your family's needs
  • be in good general health
  • have stable housing
  • successfully complete interview screenings
  • successfully complete home study
  • successfully complete extensive training program

Living Proof Recovery CenterApply Now

Living Proof Recovery Center is in need of volunteers who can assist with a variety of tasks including:
  • Telephone & Community Outreach
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Support Group Leader
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Front Desk Assistance
  • Greeter
  • Office Maintenance

Mentoring with the STEP Program Apply Now

STEP is a supportive workplace mentoring program that provides youth with a caring, adult who encourages and prepares them for success in a career oriented environment. The program pairs Camden County probation teens, age 16-19 with a working professional providing the opportunity to learn based on practical experience. Youth participate in this program for a minimum of 4 hours per week. 

Through the STEP program, the working professional establishes a relationship with the youth and models behaviors, attitudes, and skills needed for transition from school to employment.  The professional serves as a coach, role model, and advocate providing youth with an opportunity to contribute in a positive way. 

Teens participating in the program gain valuable workplace experience and learn firsthand the general work expectations of promptness, commitment, reliability, and quality work. 

SERV Sexual Violence AdvocateApply Now

SERV Sexual Violence program Volunteer Advocates residing in Camden, Cumberland, or Gloucester County are needed to accompany sexual violence victims to the hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and courts. Volunteers assist with crisis intervention, advocacy, and hotline calls. Volunteers also attend community and health fairs representing CFS and the SERV program.

Volunteers must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • complete 40 hours of training
  • pass the Sexual Violence Advocate training test.

 Center For Family Services provides the volunteer advocate training program several times throughout the year. For more information or to register for the next training session, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. 


SERV Domestic Violence AdvocateApply Now

SERV Domestic Violence program Volunteer Advocates residing in Cumberland and Gloucester County are needed to accompany domestic violence victims to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and courts. Volunteers assist with crisis intervention, advocacy, and hotline calls. Volunteers also attend community and health fairs representing CFS and the SERV program.

Volunteers must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • complete 40 hours of training
  • pass the Domestic Violence Advocate training test.

Center For Family Services provides the volunteer advocate training program several times throughout the year. For more information and to register for the next training session, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Quixote QuestApply Now

Quixote Quest provides high school aged teens ages 14-18 living in Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Gloucester, and Middlesex Counties with the opportunity and the support to make a difference in their community through volunteering. Through a unique approach, which bonds young volunteers together in a club atmosphere, QQ exposes teens to positive experiences that affect their view of community service... now and in the future.

Quixote Quest seeks members that have the desire to be dependable volunteers, volunteering once per week, and being an active part the club, attending two evening club gatherings each month with other teens who feel the same way about the importance of community service and helping others.

Quixote Quest maintains strong relationships with community organizations needing quality and committed volunteers. QQ helps each teen member to connect with a good cause, causes focused on urban children, abandoned animals, senior citizens, and those with disabilities, while taking into consideration the time and location of the community service, in order that it fits their schedule and transportation needs.

Members also have the option to join with other Quixote Quest clubs once a month to do a large Group Service Project that benefits an important local, state, national or international cause. Group Service Projects are not mandatory but nearly half the of the members enjoy doing the large service events.

SERV Anti-Human Trafficking AdvocateApply Now

SERV Human Trafficking is in need of volunteers to provide companionship and advocacy to victims of human trafficking. Our volunteers will be providing direct-care services, accompaniment to social service agencies, translation (if possible), support, advocacy, technical assistance, and a variety of other tasks. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to 5 hours or more each week.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have access to transportation
  • Must be compassionate, empathetic, and victim-centered    
  • Undergo a background check

21 hours of training are required for this position and training will be held in Vineland, NJ. The opportunity takes place in Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland counties.

LifelineED Volunteer Recovery SpecialistApply Now

Volunteers are needed to support and empower individuals on the path to recovery who are being supported through our LifelineED program. Recovery Specialist Volunteers will travel to hospitals in Camden City to provide advocacy, non-clinical assistance, and recovery support for individuals reversed from an opioid overdose. The Recovery Specialist will provide follow up for 8 weeks via phone call and some in-person meetings to guide survivors and ensure that recovery is possible. The volunteer will communicate with staff to assist the survivor in accessing resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery.

Volunteers will be on-call for at least one 12 hour shift each week (2 or more preferred). Available shifts are Thursday night through Monday morning. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one year of service.

Volunteers must have:

  • Associate's Degree preferred. High School Diploma or equivalency required
  • Minimum of two years' experience in the guiding principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve the health and wellness and live a self-directed life.
  • Knowledge of community and statewide treatment and recovery options.
  • Ability to travel to hospitals in Camden in 30 minutes or less.
  • Comfort using technology, especially tablets and smartphones.
  • Personal cell phone.