Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson
Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Charities Developement Office
     777 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013
Opp ID51Posted on March 19, 2014
Contact Info9973-777-8818 x257

Father Lambro is hoping to find a computer savvy individual who will manage our Catholic Charities Facebook and Twitter presence on the web.  High School through retired persons may volunteer.

Duties would include updating information about Catholic Charities events and alerting this office of items which require a personal response from him.  The ideal person is someone who enjoys social networking, has the appropriate computer skills and is interested in making a contribution in this way to the work of Catholic Charities.  Work from home.

Please call Ruth Saginario for details at 973-777-8818 ext. 257

Catholic Family & Community Services

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Department for Persons with Disabilities
     1049 Weldon Road (1 Catholic Charities Way) Oakridge
Opp ID40Posted on March 19, 2014
Contact InfoRoy DeFranco
  • 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. 

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

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 19, 2014
Contact InfoVinnie Torres
973-279-7100 ext. 22
  • 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 19, 2014
Contact InfoVinnie Torres
973-279-7100 ext. 22
  • 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 for the AIDS Center to assist in the food pantry on a weekly basis. Pick up food from food drives, organizing the food and preparing food bags for clients. Help bi-monthly with the department's newsletter - folding, sealing and labeling newsletter.
  • Assist with driving clients to appointments, shopping, etc.
  • Volunteers for LaCocina de Mami an adult bilingual volunteer needed to provide childcare for infants, toddlers and pre-school age cildren during drop-in center hours, Wednesday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • General office assistance, volunteers to do shredding, copying, answering phones.
  • Volunteers are also needed to assist in Food Pantry.

Opp ID52Posted on March 19, 2014
Contact InfoVinnie Torres
973-279-7100xt. 22

VOLUNTEERS - Needed for Hope House a Catholic Charities Agency in Dover to help staff in its Food Pantry. In the past eight months they have served 3,300 families and volunteers are needed to keep up with the increased need.  The volunteers will stock shelves, assist clients in making selections, assist clients with application paperwork.  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.

Hours of operation are Mon, Tues, Weds, & Thurs. from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Migrant Ministry
     44 Westminster Drive, Parsippany
Opp ID24Posted on March 19, 2014
Contact InfoLuis Arias
  • 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 19, 2014
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

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.