Referred by OSSR

Short-Term Volunteering and/or Student Rights & Responsibilities

  1. If you are a student looking to complete service not directly related to an Academic Course please meet with the Office of Service-Learning to discuss possible service project Community Partners and/or Locations. 
  2. Complete your service project
  3. Submit your Project Activity Log/Timesheet
  4. Complete a Reflection Activity - chose from one of the options below
    • Reflection Option 1 - Complete the online Reflection Questionnaire
    • Reflection Option 2 - Complete the online Reflection Essay or a 2-3 page hard copy essay to the Office of Service-Learning
    • Reflection Option 3 - Schedule an individual ono-on-one Reflection Meeting with Diana Strelczyk

Students may then have the option to either contact theService-Learning Staff or review the list below to find a site to complete your service.


Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City, Stockton Food Drive, the Stanley S. Holmes Village Homework Completion Program, or A Future with Hope 
Committment: not specified
Contact: F-211 609-652-4535


Absecon Lighthouse 
31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City
Needs: Docents to give tours of the lighthouse to school groups & visitors
Commitment: not specified
Contact: Jean Muchanic, 609-449-1360


The Arc, Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Rd., Ste. 101, Egg Harbor Twp.
Needs: Furniture movers to assist one or two people in lifting & moving household furniture from donors' homes to one of Arc's storage units or group homes/apartments. If possible, volunteering the use of trucks, vans, large SUVs, and hand trucks, blankets, pads, if available.
Commitment: Volunteers are especially needed weekdays from 9am to 5pm, but other times will be considered as well.


Atlantic City Rescue Mission & Hopeful Grounds Pop-up Cafe
2009 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City 
Needs: Various Needs in the field of hunger, homelessness and "providing physical and spiritual nourishment to those who are in need."
Commitment: not specified
Contact: Mike D'Aquilante, 609-345-5517, x.165


Atlantic County Animal Shelter
240 Old Turnpike Rd., Pleasantville
Needs: Animal caretaker to assist with care, feeding, socialization, and adoption of animals
Commitment: not specified
Contact: Ashley 609-485-2345


Atlantic Prevention Resources
1415 N. Main St., Pleasantville
Needs: Bilingual assistant/translator to assist with Life Skills programs in classrooms (some travel required), as well as Strengthening Families Initiative
Commitment: Life Skills programs last for 12 weeks
Contact: Kathy McFadden or Laurie Smith, 609-272-0101


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
85 Williams St., Lakewood
Needs: Mentors to provide one-on-one personal and/or academic support for a child in either school-based or one-on-one programs
Commitment: Mentoring requires a minimum commitment of one year.
Contact: Sue Sedivec, 732-905-5349


Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City(2 locations)
317 N. Pennsylvania Ave.; 215 N. Sovereign Ave
Needs: After-school assistants to help with one or more of following programs: Homework Helpers, computer lab, arts & crafts, sports & recreation
Commitment: Background checks required 
Contact: 609-347-2697


C.A.R.E. - Pleasantville 21st Century Community Learning Center
Salem United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Pleasantville Middle School
Needs: After-school tutors and mentors to help provide character education, life skills, and arts & crafts classes, as well as support for academic enrichment and homework assistance.
Commitment: Whatever you can offer
Contact: Dawn Rice-Bivens, 609-677-0800


Community Food Bank of South Jersey
6735 Black Horse Pk., Egg Harbor Twp.
Needs: Warehouse volunteers to stock shelves, sort and package food into boxes for distribution
Commitment: not specified
Contact:  609-383-8843


CONTACT Cape-Atlantic
8 S. Jefferson Ave., Margate
Needs: Reassurance callers to make weekly phone calls to elderly and homebound individuals (training provided)
Commitment: a few hours per week
Contact: Ann Magee, 609-823-1850


Eastern Service Workers Association
Washington Ave., Pleasantville
Needs: Canvassers to solicit financial, food, and clothing donations; also assist with special events
Commitment: varies
Contact: Andy 609-646-9814


(Edwin B.) Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Great Creek Rd., Oceanville (Galloway Twp.)
Positions: Visitor services, interpreters, environmental educators, tour leaders, and more!
Commitment: varies
Contact: Sandy Perchetti, 609-748-1535


Family Service Association
3073 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Twp.
Needs: Service Assistance through Volunteers for the Elderly (SAVE) volunteers to provide regular in-home visitation with Alzheimer's patients to temporarily relieve regular caregivers of duties (training provided by Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter)
Commitment: a few hours per week


Gilda's Club of South Jersey
555 Bay Ave., Somers Point
Needs: Volunteers to assist with programs and workshops for people with cancer and their families; child care assistance; general clubhouse maintenance and cleanup; representing Gilda's Club at community events; fundraisers and special events
Commitment: Varies; training required.
Contact: Barbara Ferrara, 609-926-2699


Humane Society of Atlantic County
1401 Albany Blvd., Atlantic City
Needs: Marketing & office assistance, animal caretakers to assist with care, feeding, socialization, and adoption of animals
Commitment: not specified
Contact: 609-487-2487


New Day Family Success Center
622-624 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ
Needs: Tutoring, job skill development, food pantry and more.  *Close to Campus*
Commitment: not specified
Contact: Caitlyn 609-652-0230


(The) Shores at Wesley Manor
2201 Bay Ave., Ocean City
Needs: Resident and Staff Enrichment Volunteers to share a hobby or interest with senior citizen residents. Offer to instruct, demonstrate to impaired or well elderly persons in an assisted living community. Gift shop volunteers are also needed one day a month for two hours. Flexible schedules for all positions.
Commitment: not specified
Contact: Michelle 609-391-6321


The Women's Center (Formerly The Atlantic County Women's Center)
1201 Rte. 9, Linwood (Shelter location confidential)
Needs: Workshop teachers to teach life and career skills to displaced homemakers; trained positions available (Sexual Assault Response Counselor, shelter services, legal and children's advocacy)
Commitment: Trained positions require minimum of 30-hour training (provided by agency)
Contact: Andrea Ples, 609-601-9925



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