Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of every strong non-profit. We are aiming to build a volunteer program at Freedom House. A volunteer program will help relieve pressures on staff resources, financial resources, broaden client based life skills programs, engage more people with Freedom House, and increase financial support.

Below is just a sampling of volunteer opportunities; have an idea please contact Dawn Knill at dknill@freedomhousenj.org or 908-617-5492.

General

  • Professional background in any type of life or social skill that may benefit our residents (e.g. basic budgeting, job searching, interviewing, cooking, public speaking, etc.)
  • Tailors/seamstresses to do alterations on the professional clothing we are collecting
  • Drivers to take residents to and from work and appointments during the day or on weekends. These volunteers would be using Freedom House vehicles
  • Administrative help with filing, organizing and answering the telephones
  • Special event committee volunteers for events throughout the year – 5K run, golf outing, awards luncheon
  • Photographer – to take professional headshot photos of our residents; photos at our special events
  • Video – knowledge and equipment to create some videos which can be used for marketing purposes as well as a donor thank you
  • Literacy volunteer; English as a second language
  • Grant writer/researcher – can work remotely or in the foundation office. Would work closely with the director of marketing and development to identify potential funding sources and write proposals. One or two days a week.
  •  General construction for special projects
  •  Licensed plumbers and electricians
  •  Mechanic to do vehicle repairs
  • Arts & Craft activities

Halfway House

  • Contractor to pave the entire driveway
  •  Landscaper to re-grade side hill to create additional parking spaces and fill in dirt along driveway

The Family Afterward

  • Landscaper – yard clean-up, landscaping and shoveling
  • Dumpster and volunteers to clean out basement and garage