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Express Interest Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual FAFSA Assistance Volunteer Training Session

Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) is partnering with the United Way of Greater Newark and the Newark Public Library to increase FAFSA completion for Newark high school seniors. We are seeking volunteers to assist us in helping Newark students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via Zoom with a specific need for individuals who can speak Spanish and/or Portuguese! If you are interested in this opportunity to provide personal assistance to students, please sign up for the virtual training session here. You must first attend this training before being assigned to a FAFSA mentoring site. Need To Know The RSVP link will be emailed after you register. This is a training session, Afterwards, you will be matched to a mentor site. Quick Tips FAFSA Overview Video FAFSA Overview Website Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

Marketplace in Newark

Volunteer and make a measurable difference in the lives of many by helping sort, organize and package items for distribution to families. This volunteer opportunity is dedicated to battling hunger and poverty in our community. Some of the tasks include but are not limited to the following: Sorting & bagging food. Engaging clients in meaningful conversation Facilitating intakes. Unpack deliveries & stock shelves. Cleaning​​ Setup and breakdown Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19 Protective Equipment: Masks, Gloves, and Sanitizer will be provided Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. What to bring: Your willingness to serve with a bright smile. Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

Community Food Distribution in Newark

Volunteer and make a measurable difference in the lives of many by helping sort, organize and package items for distribution to families. This volunteer opportunity is dedicated to battling hunger and poverty in our community. Tasks may vary such as distributing food goods to Newark residents. Assist with signing in recipients before receipt of food goods, by verifying identification and receiving signatures. Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19 Protective Equipment: Masks, Gloves, and Sanitizer will be provided Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Need-To-Know Volunteers will receive a brief orientation upon arrival Volunteers should wear clothes they are comfortable working in Being flexible is a plus as tasks may change based on necessity Ability to lift and move potentially heavy boxes is a plus Your willingness to serve with a bright smile. Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

Emergency Cargo in Hillside

Marketplace in Hillside is a project dedicated to battling hunger and poverty in our community. During this time volunteers would make a measureable difference in the lives of many by assisting to sort and organize emergency boxes for the community. Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19 Protective Equipment: Masks, Gloves, and Sanitizer will be provided Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Need to know: Onsite parking available Dress comfortably Before participating volunteers will have their temperature taken to ensure safety of other volunteers and residents. Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

Mask Makers

Jersey Cares will be continuing the collection of fabric masks to assist our non-profit partners as well as the distribution of masks to schools during COVID-19. Sewing experience is not necessary but making the masks with a sewing machine is required, so that they can be washed and withstand the need to reuse, if necessary. We are asking all volunteers to complete a minimum of 25 masks. If you can help, please respond to this need. Once you register below, we will send you a Mask Makers toolkit that includes: face mask patterns, a list of acceptable materials, and where materials can be purchased online. To help us care for one another, we recommend volunteers follow these guidelines: • Please do not register as a Sewer for the Mask Makers project if you are sick or someone in your household is sick. • Please wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. For additional resources and recommendations please visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/

Mobile Market in Newark

Volunteers will assist in the unloading of food pallets and supplies as well as preparing 1100 bags of fresh produce. After the preparation of the bags of fresh produce, volunteers will help load the bags onto vans for delivery to Senior Buildings. Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19 Protective Equipment: Masks, Gloves, and Sanitizer will be provided Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Need to know: Free parking for Jersey Cares volunteers will be available in the parking lot, in the back of the building. Dress comfortably. Continental Breakfast will be provided Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

Shopping for Seniors in Gloucester County

Jersey Cares is partnering with the New Jersey Office on Aging to close the gap on a critical need during the COVID19 crisis. Volunteers are needed for grocery shopping and delivery for seniors in Gloucester County, who cannot/should not leave their house. Volunteers will be able to accept flexible assignments. COVID-19 precautions in place, all deliveries are performed using contact-less practices, including front door drop-off. Need to know: Volunteers must agree to background check Volunteers pre-pay for the groceries and are reimbursed (with proof of delivery) via online payment.

Shopping for Seniors in Somerset County

Jersey Cares is partnering with the New Jersey Office on Aging to close the gap on a critical need during the COVID19 crisis. Volunteers are needed for grocery shopping and delivery for seniors in Somerset County, who cannot/should not leave their house. Volunteers will be able to accept flexible assignments. COVID-19 precautions in place, all deliveries are performed using contact-less practices, including front door drop-off. Need to know: Volunteers must agree to background check Volunteers pre-pay for the groceries and are reimbursed (with proof of delivery) via online payment.

Shopping for Seniors in Morris County

Jersey Cares is partnering with the New Jersey Office on Aging to close the gap on a critical need during the COVID19 crisis. Volunteers are needed for grocery shopping and delivery for seniors in Morris County, who cannot/should not leave their house. Volunteers will be able to accept flexible assignments. COVID-19 precautions in place, all deliveries are performed using contact-less practices, including front door drop-off. Need to know: Volunteers must agree to background check Volunteers pre-pay for the groceries and are reimbursed (with proof of delivery) via online payment.

Shopping for Seniors in Ocean County

Jersey Care is partnering with the New Jersey Office on Aging to close the gap on a critical need during the COVID19 crisis. Volunteers are needed for grocery shopping and delivery for seniors in Ocean County, who cannot/should not leave their house. Volunteers will be able to accept flexible assignments. COVID-19 precautions in place, all deliveries are performed using contact-less practices, including front door drop-off. Need to know: Volunteers must agree to background check Volunteers pre-pay for the groceries and are reimbursed (with proof of delivery) via online payment.

Virtual ESL Tutoring Assistance

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Elizabeth, NJ, is looking for volunteers to help with remote English language tutoring for our adult clients. The IRC provides assistance to refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers by offering free English as a Second Language classes. VOLUNTEER DUTIES: IRC is seeking volunteers to provide one-to-one ESL tutoring, simple English conversation practice, and teach small ESL groups remotely. (You can choose your preference.) The IRC will provide the curriculum, class instructions, and materials. Digital literacy classes are also available to build your technological confidence and share best practices. Looking for dedicated volunteers who can commit to 2-5 hours per week. Sessions vary from an hour to an hour and a half, meeting 2 to 3 times a week, during weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Consistency is important, so dependable volunteers who will transition through learning levels with our clients are ideal. Need To Know While second language knowledge is not required, speakers of Creole, Pashto, and Dari are especially welcome. Interested candidates will be referred to IRC's Education and Learning Supervisor Orientation Video: Are you new to Jersey Cares? Watch our brief orientation video to learn more about who we are, what we do and how to sign-up for a project. FAQ’s: For answers to our frequently asked questions, please visit the Help section of our website. Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you.

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