Upcoming Volunteer Events
Library Volunteer (Special Projects) – Throughout the school year, the library needs volunteers to help with special projects such as book sales or children’s programs. We keep a list of potential volunteers and invite them to sign up for these opportunities through Signup Genius. If you have completed a volunteer application, you are already on the list to be contacted. If you’d like to join the library’s volunteer pool and receive notice of these opportunities, please complete an application with your parent or guardian’s signature and your Moorestown Library card number. To get a library card, click here.
Goodie Bag Days – To sign-up click on the dates you wish to volunteer:
February 11, 1-2:30 pm
April 15-1-2:30 pm
We are looking for students in grades 8-12 to make goodie bags for breast cancer patients. These bags will be delivered to local cancer centers. Students will also get a chance to hear from a healthcare professional about breast cancer awareness. Inspiring Life Together supports women undergoing breast cancer treatment and their families by funding and providing practical goods and services that support mental, physical, and emotional needs of the individual and/or household.
Inspiring Craft Days – To sign-up click on the dates you wish to volunteer:
March 18, 1-2:30 pm
We are looking for youth volunteers in grades 8-12 to lead groups of children as they create crafts for our Inspiring Craft Day. The Crafts that will be created with breast cancer patients in mind. These crafts will be delivered to local cancer centers along with goodie bags we will create at a later event. Inspiring Life Together supports women undergoing breast cancer treatment and their families by funding and providing practical goods and services that support mental, physical, and emotional needs of the individual and/or household.
Another way to volunteer and help the Moorestown Community is to become a Program Volunteer where you create and present a student led program. To be a program volunteer, you must submit a teen volunteer form. Please contact Miss Jen at email@example.com with your idea for a program.
Getting Credit for Your Volunteer Work
You will need to fill out your school’s community service hours form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will check your hours and email you back a signed copy.
Looking to broaden your volunteering horizons? Here are some volunteer ideas to benefit both local and international organizations.
Volunteer to assist at a blood drive – act as a greeter, escort, or serve refreshments; help arrange appointments for an upcoming blood drive or make thank you cards for the Red Cross to hand out to blood donors. Check out the Red Cross Youth Association for more volunteer opportunities.
Help the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter by running a donation drive, running a fundraiser, or fostering a pet. Visit their website for a complete list of ways teens can help.
Collegevine offers some great online community service ideas for teens. Are you fluent in a second language and are interested in humanitarian aid? Check out Translators Without Borders. Volunteers can perform online community service by translating texts for a variety of international organizations focused on crisis relief, health, and education. Tarjimly is an organization looking for teens to provide on-demand translation services for refugees, asylees, and immigrants. Operation Gratitude would like to collect thank-you letters from “regular” people to send to first responders, troops, and veterans – people serving our country. Teenangels provides an opportunity for students who are interested in cybersecurity or are simply interested in computers to run programs in schools that teach teachers, parents, and kids about the responsible and safe use of the internet. These are just four of the fascinating volunteer opportunities listed. Check it out!
Horizon Networks is an organization dedicated to tackling the senior loneliness epidemic by connecting a diverse body of high school students to our elderly population, facilitating meaningful interactions. Two core aspects of our organization are service and outreach, and we are in need of highly dedicated volunteers in the New Jersey area to help us expand our organization. As an outreach officer, you will be in charge of sending emails to senior centers/nursing homes/retirement centers and accumulating volunteer interest in our organization. As you grow and become more experienced, we will offer opportunities for mobility within our organization: if you are motivated, we will have you move up in the ranks, helping out with management, media, and more! As we mentioned, we are looking for highly motivated individuals with around an hour of daily time to spare. We are looking for individuals across New Jersey who are dedicated and interested in making a positive impact on their community. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have specific questions, or visit our website at thehorizonnetwork.org for more info!