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Family Promise of Bergen County relies on volunteers for a variety of jobs. We keep a database of volunteers with special talents, for example: administrative, carpentry, child care, health and wellness, resume writing, etc. All volunteers are encouraged to inform us of any skills that they possess and can share, on an “as needed” basis. Family Promise is always seeking individuals with professional expertise who are willing to provide necessary services such as lawyer, dentist, pediatrician, or psychologist.

Please see the list below for ongoing volunteer needs.

  • Event Help: Help ensure the success of our fundraising events. Plan, publicize, sponsor, or help with “day of the event” responsibilities.  Learn about Family Promise events
  • Food Distribution: Family Promise currently has volunteer opportunities at our Walk-In Dinner Program in Hackensack.  The meal distribution program in Englewood ended on October 16, 2020.   Board President Paul Shackford is scheduling each week’s volunteers. Learn more
  • Home Repairs/Painting: Perform light repairs and/or maintenance work or painting projects at the Family Center and transitional apartments on an “as needed” basis.
  • Mailings: Help with special appeals/quarterly mailings done in-house. Many hands needed.
  • Marketing/Public relations: Help publicize the mission of Family Promise. Writing, graphic design, website, and social media expertise a big plus.
  • Office Support Volunteers: Answer telephones, assist with mailings, and/or assist with special projects. Computer literacy necessary.
  • Photographer: Skilled volunteer with own camera to take photos at Family Promise Programs and events.
  • Realtor: Use your expertise to work with families as they seek affordable housing.
  • Weekend Volunteers: Individuals needed on a monthly or as needed basis to staff the Family Center on weekends. Engage children in activities if needed. Morning and afternoon shifts available.
  • Workplace Readiness: Individuals needed to assist with resume building, job search strategies, interview skills, and computer training.

Click here for a printable  Volunteer Application or  contact our Director of Volunteers Margo Heller at 201 833-8009 or by email at mheller@bergenfamilypromise.org.