Montclair State University Volunteer Resource Center

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MSU's Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) was founded with the goal to construct, improve, and nurture a lifelong commitment to service among the MSU community. The VRC actively engages the Red Hawk family-- encouraging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in local service projects on and off campus. We seek to foster social responsibility and learning through community engagement and volunteering, and we are committed to providing access to these service opportunities. The VRC is available to the entire MSU community and its participants will make a progressive impact in the local community.
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Rape Care Advocate
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The Essex County Rape Care Center is looking for advocates to serve in the Essex County Area.

Patient/Family Hospice Volunteering for Saint Barnabas Health Care
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Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center is always in need of Patient/Family Volunteers to support the families they serve.

Superheroes For Hospice Volunteering
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This is a comic book themed fund-raising effort for St. Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, a non-profit agency that provides quality advanced disease management and end-of-life care. Volunteers are needed to help process new donations (organizing the comics by title) and to assist at the sales they host.

Elderly Assistant at Mi Casa Adult Day Care Center
Opportunity

Volunteer with elderly adults at the center.

Elder Helpers Friendly Visitor
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Many elderly Bloomfield residents have little to no human contact. Friendly visitors provide companionship and a listening ear to homebound elderly residents who lack the support of family and friends.

West Orange Senior Living Elderly Assistant
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The West Orange Mental Health Facility is looking for volunteers to assist their patients.

GED Prep Tutors for Paterson Great Falls YouthBuild
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Paterson's YouthBuild is looking for college students to help people prepare for the GED exam!!

Pet Partners at JERSEY ANIMAL COALITION
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Pet Partners are looking animal lovers to help out and volunteer their time at the Animal Shelter.

Web Designer for Montclair Counseling Center
Opportunity

Currently this organization is in need of an updated website and facebook page and would like a member of the MSU community to volunteer to complete these very important projects.

Cope Center File Organization
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To create an on going opportunity for volunteers with The Cope Center.

First Seventh-day Adventist Church
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The First Seventh-day Adventist Church of Montclair has faithfully served the community for over a decade. To combat local hunger, the church manages its own soup kitchen - open every Sunday from 12 to 2:30PM - and food pantry, open two or three Sundays a month from 12:30 to 5PM.

AD House
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The AD House provides a safe haven for youth after school. Volunteers will focus mainly on homework help, elevating literacy skills and basic discipline to get their work done, and act as mentors. The students in this program are on various educational levels and some may have learning or behavioral challenges. As a volunteer, you can make a profound difference in students’ lives by giving them the courage and confidence to succeed and become future leaders.

The Jersey Explorer Children's Museum
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The Jersey Explorer is looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in assisting us with a number of short term and long term projects. If you are a student we guarantee that you will have the opportunity to become creatively involved with projects that will build both your experience and your resume. If you are already in the work world or if you are retired we promise you a chance to make a difference and to utilize your creative talents.

Translators for The Human Needs Food Pantry
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Human Needs Food Pantry: the largest suburban food pantry in suburban Essex County is seeking a Montclair State student to translate between Spanish-speaking clients and English-speaking staff.

HomeCorp Survey Facilitator
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HomeCorp is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide safe, permanently affordable homes in Montclair by assisting families who are largely disenfranchised from Montclair’s vibrant housing market.

Precious Littles Early Childhood Development Center, Inc.
Opportunity

Precious Littles Early Childhood Development Center, Inc. is dedicated in the development and upbringing of children.

Goodwill Rescue Mission
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Goodwill exists to provide help and hope to the urban corps of northern New Jersey

Apostles' House
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The mission of The Apostles’ House (TAH) is to provide comprehensive social services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in the Newark area in an environment that encourages and enables self-sufficiency.

Vision of Hope Community Development Corp
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Vision of Hope is a non-profit agency that addresses the social, economic and spiritual needs of Newark and the surrounding municipalities by empowering and strengthening the lives of underserved individuals and their families through an array of supporting services.

Playworks Newark
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To demonstrate first-hand the difference that play can make for a positive school climate and learning environment. Playworks is the only organzation in the country focused solely on maximizing the educational impact of recess and play.

Wynona's House
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The mission of Wynona's House is to promote justice and healing for child victims of abuse and violence by coordinating investigation, prosecution, treatment, and prevention services for children and families throughout Essex County, NJ.

SOPAC
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A non-profit, Performing Arts Center located in South Orange, NJ, is built on the shoulders of those dedicated community members who generously give their time and experience in service of a common interest.

Literacy Volunteers of America
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LVA is a national network of locally based education programs committed to increasing literacy for adults and their families.

Montclair Public Library Opportunity
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Founded in 1893, the Montclair Free Public Library serves the 38,977 citizens of Montclair New Jersey. There are two facilities. The Main Library has been at its current location at 50 South Fullerton Avenue since 1955. Since the remodeling of 1997, it has 55,000 square feet on three floors.

Montclair Historical Society
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The Montclair Historical Society (MHS), a nonprofit organization that promotes the preservation, study, and appreciation of local history. Founded in 1965, the MHS manages and oversees the Israel Crane and National Crane historical homes, which together serve the public as historic house museums, museum shops, and spaces for demonstrations, lectures and classes interpreting this area's past. Volunteers are ALWAYS needed to assist the MHS in the daily operations of both homes, educational programming and house museum tours, and in local research.

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In Her Shoes Workshop
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In Her Shoes is an interactive presentation that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence. Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of battered women. It is the experiential nature of In Her Shoes that allows participants to understand the severe challenges faced by battered women and to answer for themselves that enduring question: Why doesn't she just leave?

University-Community Partnership Fair
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The University-Community Partnership Fair is a unique opportunity for Montclair State University students, faculty, and staff and non-profit community organizations to meet and network for future partnerships, including volunteer opportunities, internships, and graduate work. WHEN: March 27, 2013, 2:30-4:30PM WHERE: University Hall Conference Center **FREE AND OPEN TO THE ENTIRE CAMPUS COMMUNITY.

3rd Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence
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Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services, and referrals for temporary housing to “At Risk” women and children of Domestic Violence. Through the Walk, we hope to... -Raise funding to support the emergency needs of Domestic Violence victims & families. -To encourage others to support Domestic Violence awareness, prevention, and healing. -Secure funding to expedite the opening of the S.O.F.I.A. Success Center and SAFE House. For more info about S.O.F.I.A. or this fundraising event, visit supportsofia.org.

Trash Clean-Up Day
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The Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization (also known as MEVO) is looking for volunteers for a HUGE clean-up event at Stagg Hill, Mahwah, on Saturday, August 3 from 10am-4pm. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. 75 - 100 volunteers are needed. This is a great opportunity to give back to the environment and connect with an environmentally-focused nonprofit, so consider joining the crew today! To learn more about MEVO, visit http://mevoearth.org/about/.

Foodtown Food Show Pick Up
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Help FoodBank staff pick up/pack up donated food samples at the conclusion of the show. This is a physical activity where you will be on your feet for the event. Kids as young as 13 with a parent are welcome!

Hackensack River Cleanup 7/28
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A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 28 from 1-4pm at Foschini Park in Hackensack, NJ. For more information about this opportunity, and for a complete listing of cleanups from the Hackensack Riverkeepers in the Fall, 2013, visit www.hackensackriverkeeper.org

Hackensack River Cleanup 8/4
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A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013 from 10-2pm at Staib Park in Hackensack, NJ:

Hackensack River Cleanup 9/14
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A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 from 10am-2pm at the Oradell Reservoir in Oradell, NJ. For more information about this opportunity, and for a complete listing of cleanups from the Hackensack Riverkeepers in the Fall, 2013, visit www.hackensackriverkeeper.org

Hackensack River Cleanup 10/20
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A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 20 from 10am-2pm at Overpeck County Park in Palisades Park, NJ. For more information about this opportunity, and for a complete listing of cleanups from the Hackensack Riverkeepers in the Fall, 2013, visit www.hackensackriverkeeper.org.

Hackensack River Cleanup 11/3
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A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, NOV. 3 from 10am-1pm at Van Saun Mill Brook in Paramus, NJ. For more information about this opportunity, and for a complete listing of cleanups from the Hackensack Riverkeepers in the Fall, 2013, visit www.hackensackriverkeeper.org

4th Annual HIlltop Grasshopper Bike Race for Kids
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The Hilltop Conservancy's 4th annual Grasshopper Bike Race for Kids is almost here! This local fun race will be held at Hilltop Park in North Caldwell; the spectator-friendly course is located next to the sports-field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue. This is a VOLUNTEER-managed event, so race organizers are looking for locals to help run the event that morning, assisting with on-site registration or playing the role of course marshal to ensure biker and spectator safety. All volunteer assistance is GREATLY appreciated! Interested volunteers should email the conservancy's Vice President and race organizer Geordie Smith at vicepresident@hilltopconservancy.org to participate.

2013 National Day of Service
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Join us as we celebrate the 5th annual National Day of Service at Montclair State University! This on-campus event is held annually in September, in memory of the heroes of 9/11 who came together in response to the Twin Towers attacks. Program participants are invited to register for any of our two- or three-hour service projects based in the local communities. Transportation will be provided, and work-appropriate clothes are a MUST! For more information about this year's Day of Service, visit www.montclair.edu/day-of-service. We hope to see you there! (Service-verification forms can be provided.)

CFBNJ Mobile Pantry
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The Community Food Bank of New Jersey operates three mobile pantries in the local communities, including Paterson, NJ. Their mobile pantries are managed by CFBNJ staff, who rely on the assistance of volunteers to help feed hungry families, who have been referred by local clinics or hospitals. Date, Time & Location: every Thursday from 10:30am – 2pm at St Agnes Church (681 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503) Opportunity: Assist CFBNJ staff with unloading, packing, and redistributing food to pantry clients. These clients are generally families who have been referred by local hospitals or clinics, and whose basic needs are great. The mobile pantry is conducted rain or shine. Dress is comfortable and casual and closed-toed shoes are required.

Bulb-Planting at Liberty State Park!
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Join the Friends of Liberty State Park for their Saturdays-only volunteer program! Volunteers are needed to assist with planting flower bulbs, in anticipation of next spring, from mid-October to the end of November (and sometimes the beginning of December). Bulb-planting sessions are on Saturday mornings, 9:30am-12pm, at the Liberty State Park. Interested volunteers MUST contact the program coordinator with interest; participants will receive a followup email detailing the exact location for the plantings, as well as any other relevant information. *Again, these plantings will occur EVERY Saturday morning from mid-October to the beginning of December. Contact Maria DeWakefield to participate today!*

Annual Halloween 5K to End Cervical Cancer
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WHO: New Jersey chapter of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 WHERE: Just Jake's, Montclair, NJ The NJ-NCCC needs you! Race organizers are looking for volunteers to assist with registration, a 50/50 raffle and prize distribution, and help out along the raceway as course marshals, who ensure racer/spectator safety and cheer on the runners as they race by! (Course marshals are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes!) A volunteer photographer is also needed. If interested, please contact Sandy Fischer to participate: sfischer@nccc-online.org. *This is a great way to earn community service hours AND give back to the community in a fun but meaningful way!*

Tutoring for Succeed2gether
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Succeed2gether is looking for volunteer tutors in Mathematics and Language Arts! Just an hour of your time, once a week, will make a difference. Tutoring sessions are held Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Montclair Public Library (50 S. Fullerton Ave.). Training and on-site support are provided! Help a child succeed at school. Contact Rabiye Hamade with interest at rhamade@succeed2gether.org, 973-521-1366 or visit www.succeed2gether.org to download an application (under "Forms").

Tutoring for Succeed2gether
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Succeed2gether is looking for volunteer tutors in Mathematics and Language Arts! Just an hour of your time, once a week, will make a difference. Tutoring sessions are held Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Montclair Public Library (50 S. Fullerton Ave.). Training and on-site support are provided! Help a child succeed at school. Contact Rabiye Hamade with interest at rhamade@succeed2gether.org, 973-521-1366 or visit www.succeed2gether.org to download an application (under "Forms").

Tutoring for Succeed2gether
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Succeed2gether is looking for volunteer tutors in Mathematics and Language Arts! Just an hour of your time, once a week, will make a difference. Tutoring sessions are held Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Montclair Public Library (50 S. Fullerton Ave.). Training and on-site support are provided! Help a child succeed at school. Contact Rabiye Hamade with interest at rhamade@succeed2gether.org, 973-521-1366 or visit www.succeed2gether.org to download an application (under "Forms").

Tutoring for Succeed2gether
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Succeed2gether is looking for volunteer tutors in Mathematics and Language Arts! Just an hour of your time, once a week, will make a difference. Tutoring sessions are held Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM at the Montclair Public Library (50 S. Fullerton Ave.). Training and on-site support are provided! Help a child succeed at school. Contact Rabiye Hamade with interest at rhamade@succeed2gether.org, 973-521-1366 or visit www.succeed2gether.org to download an application (under "Forms").

Mentoring at Side Door
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Side Door, a Fridays-only after-school program in Montclair, provides a safe space for middle-school students to hang out after 2 o'clock. Side Door volunteers assist from 1-5pm as mentors, providing conversation, playing games, and leading group activities with middle-school participants. Interested volunteers should contact director Susan Johnson at sidedoorucc@gmail.com to get started.

Kickoff to Rebuild
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Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization and we are organizing a project known as Kickoff to Rebuild-- mobilizing hundreds of volunteers, past and present NFL players, community leaders, well-known celebrities, and local and national sponsors.Together we will renovate 10 Sandy-damaged homes in Moonachie, NJ.

Hillside Elementary School
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Re-create beautiful gardens outside the school.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Blood donors needed. Volunteers needed to help register donors prior to drive and day of. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

National Kidney Foundation Northern NJ Kidney Walk
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Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.

CFBNJ Turkey Drive
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Donate food for Thanksgiving or money to the Community Food Bank of NJ. CFBNJ is hosting its annual Turkey Drive on November 23rd throughout multiple sites in northern NJ

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