Fair Lawn for All Ages is looking to empower our young residents and provide them with the opportunity to help our older adult residents, veterans and disabled individuals with basic needs services. Providing an invaluable service while learning the power of giving back is the primary focus of this program.
Fair Lawn for All Ages will confirm volunteer hours for faith-based or school-related community service requirements. Any youth 14-18 years of age interested in joining, may register using the link below. Questions can be directed to Lisa MacClements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Scholarship opportunities are now available for graduating high school seniors who meet the program eligibility requirements.
Register here: https://forms.gle/qk8huvNoLZg7iCB16
Our projects include but are not limited to:
- Snow Shoveling & Leaf Clean Up for seniors, vets and disabled FL residents
- Weekly meal deliveries
- The Potted Plant Project (beautifying the porches of our seniors with colorful potted plants: we need volunteer hands to help plant flowers and prepare flower pots)
- Light yard clean-up (weeding, raking, small plantings)
- Chaperoning for elementary school (after school events run by the PTA/PTO's)
- Community event staffing assistance
Seeking mentors, CHORE and CHEER volunteers, skilled volunteers and volunteer counselors for retirees.
CHORE is a dual impact program, helping Bergen County senior and disabled residents remain safe in their homes, as well as providing a satisfying experience for the programs talented volunteers. All CHORE service labor is performed free by other volunteers; clients only cover the costs of materials.
CHEER provides a helping hand to seniors and those with disabilities to enable them to live safely and independently in their homes. Volunteers and clients forge lasting relationships by offering companionship, and whenever possible, create opportunity for their CHEER clients to be engaged in their communities. CHEER volunteers visit weekly to help homebound seniors with tasks such as grocery shopping and light errands, such as prescription pick-ups, library book returns or post office visits.
Interested in volunteering for CHEER? Click HERE .
Interested in CHEER services? Click HERE to complete their application.
The Successful Families mentoring programs serve youth and parents in Bergen County. Our team enlists, trains, matches and supports volunteer mentors to provide supportive relationships with mothers and other parental figures involved with the Department of Children and Families or other community support agencies. Our volunteers are also trained to partner with youth who need a trusted adult who can be a positive role model in their lives. The Successful Families team understands that anyone can become distracted or overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. Our staff and volunteers offer support without judgement and resources to help mentees tap into their strengths to identify and strive towards specific personal improvement goals.
Interested in mentoring? Click HERE for an application. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5011418/Improving-Lives-Volunteer-Application
Redefining Retirement is designed to help Bergen County understand and benefit from the asset and valuable resource older adults are and will continue to be. By engaging this population locally in meaningful volunteer work, Bergen Volunteers hope to encourage and support retirees who want to age in place — in towns where they have lived for many years. Redefining Retirement works with interested nonprofits to identify their volunteer needs and connect them with retired volunteers who have the specific skills needed. There are two ways to get involved:
Redefining Retirement Volunteers are interviewed by liaisons who recommend them to the appropriate nonprofits, based on coordinating individuals’ skills, experience, and interests with the nonprofits’ requirements. All final volunteer engagement decisions are made by the nonprofits. Click HERE to learn more.
Meals on Wheels North Jersey provides more than a meal to their home-bound neighbors, nourishing both the body and mind through the delivery of nutritious food and a daily well visit. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) that services 30 towns in northern Bergen County. They are looking for volunteers to deliver meals on weekdays between 10:30am-12:30pm to seniors who are home-bound due to age or disability. Visit their website and download their volunteer application at www.mealsonwheelsnorthjersey.org or call 201-358-0050 for more information.
Volunteer opportunities cataloged by AARP
SHIP is a Medicare Counseling Service. Must be people-oriented and have computer skills.
Looking for medical professionals, administrative help and volunteers that are bilingual in Spanish.
Volunteer to drive for ITN and help seniors and the visually impaired stay connected, healthy and independent.
All Wrapped Up is the Bergen Volunteers holiday giving program for low income individuals and families. The Holiday Hotline officially opens in November 2020. Contact Debbie Emery at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteers needed to read to children in day care centers; help with special events; help with acquisition; sorting and shelving of books, mainly for preschool children; people to collect books.
The Fair Lawn Youth Volunteer Corps is available for students ages 14-18 and provides them with opportunities to help older adult residents in need.