About the Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center of Burlington County is determined to be a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. It is affiliated with RSVP Burlington County, DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Associations) of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, Points of Light Foundation-Hands On Network, Volunteer Center National Network and 1-800-Volunteer.org
Volunteer Center of Burlington County – Founded in 1996
- Is a private, nonprofit volunteer organization that provides and promotes volunteer opportunities, programs and services to meet community needs.
- Is dedicated to helping individuals and groups find volunteer work that is most suitable to their interests, skills, abilities, location, schedule and age.
- Offers volunteer recruitment and support in a number of areas including; youth, workplace and interfaith programs.
- Coordinates services with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Burlington County; Directors of Volunteers in Association (DOVIA); Points of Light Foundation/Hands On Network; Volunteer Center National Network; and 1-800-Volunteer.org
- Annually presents the Lloyd Ritter Community Service Award in recognition of outstanding community service on behalf of the residents of Burlington County.
- Publishes three directories Volunteer Opportunities Directory, Youth Volunteer Opportunities Directory, and Court-Ordered Community Service Opportunities Burlington County residents; and provides Burlington County volunteer opportunities listing for the Burlington County Times and Courier Post newspapers.
- Maintains this web site.
- Publishes a bi-weekly e-newsletter.
- Travels throughout Burlington County giving presentations to student and adult groups; and hosting information tables at libraries, businesses, schools and festivals.
- Established Youth Service Initiative which sponsors the Annual Youth Service-Mini-Conference and the Annual Youth Service Conference & Expo for high school student leaders and faculty advisors; and interacts with students and advisors throughout the year.
- Established the Martin Luther King Day Challenge to encourage Burlington County residents of all ages to make MLK Day a day of service – “ a day on – not a day off”
- Member of Burlington County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (BUCOAD)
- Annually presents the Joe Laufer College Scholarship to a graduating senior, residing in Burlington County and graduating from a Burlington County High School demonstrating a commitment to community service, leadership and academic achievement
- Serves the residents of Burlington County through the support and assistance of: Burlington County College, Burlington County Freeholders Office, Burlington County Human Services, Burlington County Library System, Burlington County Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Burlington County College Office of Student Activities, Burlington County College Student Government Association, Burlington County Superintendent of Schools, United Way of Burlington County, 1-800Volunteer.org , Points Light Institute/Hands On Network and Association of NJ Volunteer Centers
- The Civility Project – to promote and celebrate civility.