Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson
  
Volunteer Opportunities
Department for Persons with Disabilities
     1049 Weldon Road (1 Catholic Charities Way) Oakridge
Opp ID40Posted on March 17, 2017
 
Contact InfoRoy DeFranco
973-406-1103
  • Locations in Passaic, Morris and Sussex Counties in Jefferson, Sparta, Lake Hopatcong, Wayne, Butler, West Milford, Clifton, Pompton Lakes and Parsippany.
  • Volunteers enrich the life of one or more of the people in our homes or center. The "People Need Friends" program has different areas for you to get involved.  Volunteers are matched with an individual as a friend or are general friends of all residents in the home.  The opportunities that can foster a friendship are based on the volunteers' and residents' specific interests, skills and talents and also the time they can share.
  • Volunteers also needed for our C.A.R.E.meetings, one evening each month at St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Oak Ridge.  This program provides adults with developmental disabilities to join a beautiful community of faith and have the chance to meet socially, to express their feelings about their religion, sing songs, crafts, express grief and pray together.  General volunteers go to the homes and help with any activity that will be helpful or enjoyable.  Also assist with fundraising activities and some work "behind the scenes" helping with landscaping, mending and doing things for the people.  We also always can use extra hands at our Adult Training Center in Lake Hopatcong to help with lunches and with recreation after lunch.  Anyone who has a Pet Therapy dog with certification from a program would be warmly welcomed in any of our homes where our residents love to see their four-legged friends come to visit.
  • We require a Volunteer Application,  interview, orientation, electronic fingerprinting, references and two evenings of volunteer training and the Protecting God's Children Training required throughout the Diocese. 

Father English Community Center
     435 Main St., Paterson
Opp ID64Posted on March 13, 2017
 
Contact InfoSr. Maureen Sullivan, SC
973-279-7100 ext. 2203
msullivan@catholicharities.org
Volunteers are needed for a minimum of 2 hours or longer any tine M-F from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The volunteers will stock shelves, assist clients in making selections, assist clients with application paperwork and some will pick up donations from food drives. The need is for volunteers that can commit to once per week during hours of operation. They can work the whole day or any portion of it. Spanish is helpful, but not required.

Hispanic Information Center
     186 Gregory Ave., Passaic
Opp ID20Posted on March 19, 2014
 
Contact InfoAna Rivera
973-330-0640

Volunteers needed Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12 noon (hours flexible)to

  • organize clothing and food pantry
  • pick-up food from other agencies when available
  • assist in preparing food pantry bags

Hispanic Information Center - Youth Services Program
     186 Gregory Ave., Passaic
Opp ID22Posted on March 13, 2017
 
Contact InfoSr. Maureen Sullivan, SC
973-279-7100 ext. 2203
  • Volunteers needed Monday-Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm to assist teen members with tutorial services and other program activities.
  • Volunteers for the Youth Services Program must be willing to submit for criminal background checks and fingerprinting.

Hope House
     19-21 Belmont Ave., Dover
Opp ID23Posted on March 17, 2017
 
Contact InfoSr. Maureen Sullivan, SC
973-279-7100 ext. 2203
msullivan@catholicharities.org
  • Volunteers are needed for Operation Fix-It to assist low-income residents of Morris County with minor home repairs, raking leaves, installation of smoke detectors, performing safety checks. Volunteers can give as much time as their schedules will permit.
  • Volunteers needed for the Chore Program to assist low-income seniors and persons with disabilities with light housekeeping, laundry and shopping. Suggested time 2 hours every week or every other week.
  • Volunteers needed for Food Pantry on a weekly basis. Volunteers will stock shelves, assist clients in making selections, assist clients with application paperwork and some will pick up food donations from food drives. The need is for volunteers that can commit to once per week during hours of operation. They can work the whole day or any portion of it. Organizing food and preparing food bags for clients.
  • Assist with driving clients to appointments, shopping, etc.
  • General office assistance, volunteers to do shredding, copying, answering phones.
  • Help with bi-monthly newsletter - folding, sealing and labeling newsletter.

Migrant Ministry
     44 Westminster Drive, Parsippany
Opp ID24Posted on March 13, 2017
 
Contact InfoLuis Arias
973-818-0075
themigrantministry@hotmail.com
  • The Migrant Ministry works in 4 communities: Newton, Sparta, Butler, Stirling.
  • There is always a need for transportation to go to Mass or to a medical appointment or an ESL class. Bilingual does help but not necessary to volunteer.
  • Volunteers needed to help care for children during Mass on Sunday or Monday evenings. Babysitters also needed for other events so parents can participate in their event.
  • Volunteers 1 or 2 days/evenings a month to take migrants to doctors, dentists or dental hygenists.
  • Recreational Programs - If you have interest in helping with soccer or basketball programs or in being a coach please contact us.
  • If you have experience in fundraising and/or grant writing please consider sharing your time and talent with us.
  • Teachers are needed in many areas with the hopes of creating a wide-reaching educational program: ESL, computer classes, GED classes, cooking and baking classes, beauty and hygiene, dancing classes, etc.

Straight & Narrow, Inc.
     508 Straight St., Paterson
Opp ID61Posted on March 13, 2017
 
Contact InfoReina Rivas
973-345-6000 ext. 6639

Volunteers needed at Family Success Center in Paterson.  Childcare workers, tutors, computer specialists, clerical, translators/interpreters (Spanish), bakers, cooks, garden specialist, arts & crafts specialist.


Opp ID62Posted on March 19, 2014
 
Contact InfoReina Rivas
973-345-6000 ext. 6639
rrivas@straightandnarrowinc.org

Instructional Aide Experienced in tutoring and/or teaching from one to four days per week. Must have high school diploma; college degree preferable. Duties are providing one-on-one tutoring to special education students who are in recovery from substance abuse, suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder and other learning disabilities. The aide will assist classroom teacher with daily routines, e.g., handing out supplies and collecting work folders. The Adolescent Unit's population is multi-cultural; students come from a variety of social and economic settings and include recovering drug users, drug dealers, and gang members. Working with them requires sensitivity and the ability to provide structure and keep them on task.