the Office of Volunteer Services
Hunterdon County government services, the Volunteer
Services Office provides an approach to tap into the valuable resources
of talent, creativity, experience, education and enthusiasm possessed
by the citizens in our community.
currently wanted in a wide variety of positions: performing clerical
duties, helping on one day projects, driving seniors to medical appointments,
straightening and maintaining library materials and enhancing habitats
in county parks.
Volunteer for Hunterdon County Government?
provide enhanced services that otherwise might not be
possible. By volunteering you can . . .
- Gain opportunities
to learn new job skills and work experiences that may be added to
- Develop a better
understanding of county government, help your neighbors and be a valuable
- Get involved
in your local government to enhance and enrich government services
and the quality of life in this community.
- Put your experience
and skills to good use.
wanting to contribute something . . . working people, retirees, homemakers,
college students and young people ages sixteen and older. Persons between
the ages of 12 and 16 may volunteer for a limited time, such as 6 months,
the summer or a specific number of hours as required by school or other
organizations subject to County approval.
the Volunteer Services Department at 908-806-5174 or
to request a volunteer application. Applications are available as downloads
Acrobat Reader and Microsoft
Word formats for your convenience.
Feel free to call
our office and make an appointment to discuss a volunteer opportunity
that would fit into your schedule. If nothing is right for you now,
chances are there might be a position you would like in the future.
Let us know what you would like to do to help us!!!
Wanted for Hunterdon County Government Opportunities
Hunterdon County is looking for volunteers to enhance
our ability to provide a wide array of public service to our citizens.
Currently there are volunteer opportunities in the following departments:
LAND USE AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT:
CULTURAL AND HERITAGE COMMISSION
Art Goes To School Program- Homemakers, retired men and women, part-time workers, parents, singles, ages 19 to 90, are invited to teach art appreciation to schoolchildren. Learn about famous paintings and their painters in free workshops and then communicate, in your own style, to the most enthusiastic listeners ever - young children. If you (or someone you know) like art and are interested in working with children, in expanding your own horizons of knowledge and visiting art museums and galleries with our enthusiastic group of volunteers, and have a few free hours available during the school year.............WE WANT YOU!!
For more information on the Art Goes To School Program, please contact the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission at 908-788-1490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Bluebird House Monitoring: We are seeking volunteers to check bluebird houses at one or more parks to check for nesting success at the end of the nesting season, as well as to clean out old nests and repair or reinstall houses that fall down. Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com.
Survey Project: We are seeking volunteers to walk one of our parks twice a month to record what species they see each time, whether it is plants, fungi, mammals, birds, insects, etc. Volunteers do not need to be an expert on all nature topics; however, they should have a basic knowledge of at least one of the categories of plants or animals. We are building a database of all species living in our parks from volunteer and employee observations. Please contact Tom Sheppard at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Day Volunteers- (April 21, 2012) volunteers wanted for a variety of positions throughout the day- Setup/Cleanup, Parking, Clay Craft, Ticket Taker, Mural Project, Suncatcher Wreath, Announcer, Photographer, Food Booth. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
4H & Agricultural Fair – (August 2012) Volunteers wanted for: Operating a Parks Dept. Information Booth at the South County Fair in August (hours Wednesday – Saturday 10am-10pm) through Sunday, Three or four hour shifts available from 4:30pm-10:00pm weekdays, 10:00am-10:00 pm Saturday or 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday. Please contact Carol Bodder at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Lands Day – (September 2012; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM; Ages: 12 through adult) Participate in a trails or invasive species project! More information to follow at the beginning of September. Individuals and groups who would like to volunteer for Public Lands Day or receive more information should contact the Parks Department at 908-782-1158 or email@example.com
After School Program Assistant- Assist Park Naturalist with group of ten 4-6 year olds as they do nature activities. There are three seasonal programs at 3 times: Spring, Fall & Winter. Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 AM, 1:00-2:30 PM, 4:00-5:15 PM. Must be willing to commit to an entire session (8 weeks) at one of the time periods for at least one season. Program meet at Echo Hill (all three seasons) or Mountain Farm (fall/spring). Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketry Workshop- Arboretum 7-9PM Fall through Spring. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Friend-to-Friend Program- Echo Hill, Wednesday 10-2pm. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature Walk Leaders-Echo Hill or Arboretum – Volunteers to be on a call list to support requested Nature Walk at the Arboretum or Echo Hill when needed (Dates and time vary with the requests.). Please contact Tom Sheppard at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
NATURE CAMP COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING (CIT) A volunteer opportunity for teens entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Eight Counselors-in-Training (CITs) will be selected for each of our two Summer Nature Camp sites (Echo Hill and Mountain Farm). Have fun outdoors while building your resume. CITs are required to attend an evening training session on June 7 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Arboretum. Monday to Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM and must be able to commit to two weeks during the camp season. To apply: Submit an Individual Volunteer Application with a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer. Applications available at the Arboretum or on our web site www.co.hunterdon.nj.us (Click on "Volunteer Opportunities.") Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMANCE CAMP COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING A volunteer opportunity for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. We have six openings available for teens that would like to be CITs at Performance Camp for the weeks of June 25-29, July 16-20, and July 30 – August 3. CITs can volunteer from one to all three weeks. This is a great opportunity for on-the-job-experience and a boost for your resume. CITs must attend a training session on May 30, and CPR training on June 5 if not already certified. To apply: submit an Individual Volunteer Application with attached recommendation from a teacher or employer. You can pick up an application at the Arboretum or from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us (Click on "Volunteer Opportunities.") For more information about these positions please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Touch a Truck Program- Bring your vehicles to Deerpath Park on November 3, 2012 for the kids to touch and observe. To register your vehicle please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trail Maintenance Program- Volunteers wanted to assist with foot trail maintenance and gardening. For Trail Maintenance please contact Tom Sheppard at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com and for Gardening please contact Don Donnelly at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Trails Day Event- Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012, Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Location: TBA
Due to the storms that the county has experienced this past summer and fall there is a lot of damage to the county parks. Our staff is still assessing damage to determine which park needs the most help. We are asking for volunteers to help on June 9 to return our parks to the pre-storm state. Food will be available before and after the trail event. Interested individuals and groups who would like to volunteer or to receive more information should contact the Parks Department at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com.
Scout Groups - The Hunterdon County Department of Parks and Recreation gratuitously accepts the kindness of Scout Groups looking to offer community service, including those scouts working on Eagle Projects, Gold Projects and the Hornaday Award. Please contact us at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY:
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION
Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps- A local response is the first response to any disaster. The Medical Reserve Corps serves to help strengthen local communities' emergency response during large-scale local emergencies. Training programs are provided for all volunteers. To become part of the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps, please fill in the on-line application at www.njmrc.nj.gov or please contact Tom Kachnowski, Hunterdon MRC Coordinator at (908) 806-4968 or email@example.com
Mosquito & Vector Control Program- Volunteer wanted for basic office work, laboratory work and fieldwork with the Mosquito Program. Please contact Tadhgh Rainey, at (908) 806-4417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Community Animal Response Team (CART) involves a wide variety of people interested in helping animals in disasters. Email OEM Coordinator Brayden Fayhe for information email@example.com or call 908-788-1196 .
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT) consists of members of volunteers from private industry and the emergency services as well as employees of the Hunterdon County Health Department. The team is fully trained and equipped and is frequently called out for hazardous materials incidents. They also assist in training the members of the local emergency services. Email OEM Coordinator Brayden Fayhe for information email@example.com or call 908-788-1196.
Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) is a joint effort between Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Flemington – Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management. The task force was originally organized during 2004. The participating agencies have a significant investment in the task force, including highly trained personnel as well as an extensive equipment cache that is required to respond and mitigate these types of “High Risk – Low Frequency” emergencies. The HCTRTF has operated at a number of incidents within Hunterdon County, and has responded on mutual aid requests to a number of surrounding counties. Email OEM Coordinator Brayden Fayhe for information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-788-1196.
DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (R.A.C.E.S.) amateur radio operators who volunteer to provide radio communications for State and local governments in times of emergency.
HUNTERDON COUNTY LIBRARY:
Volunteers assist with shelving, shelf maintenance, displays, processing library materials and special projects.
Headquarters Library (314 State Route 12, Flemington) please contact Linda Zdepski, Extension Services & Volunteer Liaison at (908) 788-1277 or email@example.com
North County Branch Library (65 Halstead Street, Clinton), please contact Mary Noone-Kozakiewicz, Reference Librarian and Volunteer Liaison at (908) 730-6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:
DIVISION OF SENIOR, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES
Computer Lab Teacher (908) 788-1359 Volunteers wanted to teach computer or tutor one-on-one classes to Hunterdon County seniors in the state-of-the art computer lab. Please contact Scott Crabtree, Computer Lab Coordinator at (908) 788-1359 or email@example.com
Grocery Shopping Program (908) 788-1358 -Volunteer Shoppers serve those living in their own areas and grocery shop for people with disabilities and homebound seniors on their own shopping days. Please contact Dee Petitt, Volunteer Coordinator at (908) 788-1358 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DSDVS application
Mr. Fix-it Program (908) 788-1358 -The Mr. Fix-it Grant Program is a volunteer program that provides home maintenance and repair service to Hunterdon County residents, age 60 and over, and people with disabilities. Mr. Fix-it Volunteers perform those jobs that, if neglected, would adversely affect the health or safety of the resident. Volunteers choose the area of the Hunterdon County that they would like to cover and specify skills they can provide (chores, plumbing, electrical work, etc.). Please contact Dee Petitt, Mr. Fix-it Coordinator at (908) 788-1358 or email@example.com. DSDVS application
Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P) Volunteer Counselor (908) 788-1361 - Would you like to provide counseling on Medicare and other health insurance plans, or information to people who soon will be eligible for Medicare? If so, become a S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor and attend a training session that will provide all the necessary information. S.H.I.P. volunteers meet with clients every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:00. For more information please contact Pia Rey-Doklan, Field Representative at (908) 788-1361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DSDVS application
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - VITA (908) 788-1358 Program sponsored by US Internal Revenue Service, New Jersey Division of Taxation, and Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans Services, through which volunteers are trained and then offer free preparation of simple income tax returns by appointment for low-income persons of all ages. Please contact Dee Petitt, Volunteer Coordinator at (908) 788-1358 or email@example.com. DSDVS application
Volunteer Bill Payers (908) 788-1358 -Volunteer bill payers assist seniors and people with disabilities who need assistance with financial paperwork such as check writing, record keeping or budgeting. Training and basic liability insurance is provided. Please contact Dee Petitt, Volunteer Coordinator at (908) 788-1358 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DSDVS application
Volunteer Driver Program (908) 806-4194 -Volunteers wanted to drive Hunterdon County seniors or people with disabilities in County owned vehicles for medical appointments that may be in or out of Hunterdon County. Volunteer Drivers may specify where they do not want to drive. This Office requires Volunteers to have a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission background check performed by this Office prior to any volunteer placement and assignment. For more information, please contact Marian Herman, Volunteer Driver Coordinator at (908) 806-4194 or email@example.com
Volunteer Auditor- Volunteers wanted to work in Court office to review accountings regarding guardianships of incapacitated persons and conservatorships and report findings to court.
Volunteer Court Monitor- Volunteers wanted to meet with guardian and ward outside of court. Volunteers meet, observe and report findings regarding guardianship of incapacitated person to court.
Please contact Dalia E. Hoffman, Special Deputy Surrogate at (908)788-1156 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTY BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COUNCILS OR COMMISSIONS
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We look forward
to having you join our team.