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Getting Into the Volunteer Spirit

There are many opportunities, and we want to include yours.

The folks at know idle hands can be the devil's playground. That is why they are holding a summer volunteer meeting at 7 p.m. tonight for kids in grades 6-12.

But, our (lucky) summer vacationers are not the only ones who can get into the volunteer spirit of things in Morristown. There are opportunities for the rest of us, too, including the following five, which all can be found on this site in the "Volunteer" section above. Have a volunteer opportunity that we haven't listed? Then add it!

  1. You Need to Know About : We were surprised to learn just how many volunteers help make the hospital run day-in-day-out, from flower delivery (), to a lot of the people you see at the front desk. Ever wanted to work at a hospital?
  2. You Need to Know About the : The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey is always seeking volunteers, including for its Disaster Action Team. Training is provided free of charge, and there always is a need for more volunteers.
  3. You Need to Know About the : The Mission, providing counseling and rehabilitation programs for substance abusers, has many volunteer programs available, including food drives, coat drives, food distribution and more. 
  4. You Need to Know About : As the Spanish-language population grows, so does the need for Spanish-language translators. If you know Spanish and want to help, Family Service of Morris County would like to talk to you (in English or Spanish).
  5. You Need to Know About : Like history? Like to talk about history? Then, you might want to consider inquiring with Macculloch Hall about becoming a tour volunteer. If you're the type that loves history but actually really prefer to be an office assistant than a docent, well, they have an opportunity for you, as well.
Kathy Long June 15, 2011 at 11:56 AM
You need to know about TeenPride, Inc. We provide free social, emotional and behavioral counseling for teens. We provide after-school and summer recreational and character-building activities for teens at the Teen Center. The Teen Center programs are located at 95 Spring Street in the Salvation Army building. Visit our website for Teen Center hours. www.teenprideinc.org. We need volunteers to be mentors to the teens at the Teen Center, to supervise teens on outings and help with other teen programs. We also need volunteers to help us raise funds. Call us at 973-993-1699 or email teenprideinc@gmail.com Thanks!
Judy Martinez June 16, 2011 at 12:36 AM
Teen Pride does wonderful work at Morristown High School. Will get the word out to the parent community. Judy Martinez Co-President, PAC-Parent Advisory Council MHS
Kathleen O Margiotta June 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM
Nice article and I do hope it helps eager volunteers to find their nisch. Another opportunity to volunteer is through the Town Of Morristown's Clean Communities Program. Serve on the volunteer Board and/or Adopta-A-Spot are two way residents and all Morristownphites can get involved without committing to a lot of time.

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