Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties. A one year commitment is requested. Big Brothers/Sisters meet two or three times a month. Presently, they serve 45 young people in Somerset County, and are looking to serve more children in the coming year. If you are able to serve as a Big Brother or Big Sister, please call 908-689-0436 or e-mail info@bbbshsw.org

Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services – Tutoring Program

27 Warren Street, Somerville
call 908-704-6338 ask for Laurie Beckhorn or
email beckhorn@co.somerset.nj.us
Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors in the Somerset County Office of Volunteers Tutoring Program.  A one school year commitment is requested.  Tutors meet weekly (1-2x/week for an hour each time) with Somerset county students at local libraries.  Presently they serve more than 100 students.  County provides free background checks.  If you have 4-8  hours per month and the patience to help a child learn, pls call Laurie Beckhorn or email beckhorn@co.somerset.nj.us

Zufall Health Center (Formerly Known As Women’s Health & Counseling Center)

http://www.zufallhealth.org/

71 Fourth Street

Somerville, NJ 08876

908-526-2335 ext. 132

Contact Person: C. Howley

chowley@zufallhealth.org

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Volunteer Advocates for our Sexual Assault
    Support Services program.  This program works with adolescents and adults, no children 12 and younger.  To become an advocate, a volunteer needs to complete a 40 hours training course.  Their role is to
    answer hotline calls and be available to go to the hospital if a victim arrives and agrees to receive an advocate.

United Way

www.unitedwaynnj.org

1011 US Route 22 West, 2nd Floor

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

908-725-6640

Contact Person: Lisa Galonardo

lisa.galonardo@unitedwaynnj.org

Resource Center of Somerset

To Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Families:

www.Resourcecenterofsomerset.org

427 Homestead Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-359-0003

Contact Person: Veronica Finlay

volunteers@resourcecenterofsomerset.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents As Teachers

27 Warren Street (in Offices of Youth Services)

Somerville, NJ 08876

908-285-2951

Contact: Shipley Sanchez

www.parentsasteachers.org National Website

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Somerset Treatment Services

www.somersettreatmentservices.org

118 West End Avenue

Somerville, NJ 08876

Contact Person: Joanna Yealk

908-722-1232 ext 3013

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Somerset Community Action Program

900 Hamilton St., Somerset, NJ 08873

Contact info@somersetcap.org
732-545-1286
http://www.somersetcap.org
 
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • We need volunteers in each of our Head Start classrooms. Volunteers will work directly with teachers to feed, teach, read, play with, and nurture preschool students.

 

Middle Earth

www.middleearthnj.org

520 North Bridge Street (Near Richard Hall Community MHC)

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

908-725-7223

Contact Person: Maria Strada

mstrada@middleearthnj.org

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Volunteers to help supervise the youth that attend the Somerville or Bound Brook Community Youth Center program and help those young people who are in need of extra attention with homework, employment readiness skills, etc.
  • Work with staff to consider ways that the young people may give back to the community by doing community service and be involved hands-on in helping to make it happen.
  • Expose our kids to more creative arts and expressions by doing workshops with our youth
  • Board of Trustees membership
  • Volunteers to help with fund raising activities and special events

Jewish Family Services

www.jewishfamilysvc.org

150 W. High Street #A

Somerville, NJ 08876

Contact Person: Jerry Starr

Phone Number: 908-725-7799

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Adult volunteers of all backgrounds, male and female, are sought for matching with Somerset County families with preschool and elementary age children. The volunteer provides support by offering parenting strategies and a good listening ear. The mentor and family meet in the family’s home to build on the family’s strengths, foster positive changes, and learn new ways to interact and have fun as a family. 9 hours training (3 hours for 3 weeks) in the evenings. Ongoing supervision provided by JFS licensed social work staff. Volunteer may indicate geographic preferences.
  • Adult Volunteers to work with and mentor parents whose children have been returned to them by the Division of Youth and Family Services