Centenary University Alert

Centenary University Alert: Please visit the Centenary University COVID-19 area of the website to learn the latest updates.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Centenary University Programs:

Contact Rachel Danitz for more information or to sign up! When your done volunteering, make sure you report your hours here.

Vote Early Day Couch Party: October 23rd, 3pm on Teams

Join your fellow students on October 23rd for a campus wide text banking event. We will be texting friends and family to make sure they have all the resources they need to vote this year. Grab a snack and a blanket and get ready for the comfiest volunteer experience you have ever had!

Veterans Day Thank You Card Campaign: November 11th, 7-8 pm 

​Join fellow students for a card making party/class where we will create special cards to thank our veterans. Materials will be provided and can be picked up in Community Engagement (Seay 102), in Student Activities, or mailed.  Please contact Rachel.Danitz@CentenaryUniversity.edu to sign up and let us know ahead of time if you need your kit mailed. 

Soles4Souls Club

Virtual and in person members needed to join Soles4Souls club! Soles4Souls is an international organization that helps people in need with shoes and clothing, and students can have a global impact by being involved in a Soles4Souls campus chapter! Check out Soles4Souls.org for more info, or reach out to Rachel.Danitz@centenaryuniversity.edu to join.Soles4Souls Club

Mentor a High-School Student

Apply to be paired with a high school student that is interested in your field of study and help them learn about what it is like to study that subject, share any experience you have from working in the field, and help them prepare for college by sharing your experience with the university application and selection process. Open to Sophomores and above.

Intergenerational Connections

Older adults are among the most isolated citizens during the pandemic, and in general. Help them make social connections by becoming a pen-pal or engaging over video call. Some in person opportunities available upon request. Background check may be required, but will be provided for free by community partners.

Skill Share Video Program

Do you have a special skill, a class project, or a topic you would like to share? Local non- profit partners are seeking educational or instructional videos to help their clients continue education during the pandemic. You can create a 5-15 minute video on an approved topic and receive verified volunteer hours. Some examples of an instructional video: How to make a monthly budget, starting a journal, technology how to’s for older adults, etc. Examples of an educational video: Presenting a project you researched for class, or demonstrating math or writing techniques for elementary school students. You can also make entertaining video’s for seniors or children, for example reading a storybook or performing a dance routine. Be creative! All topics must be approved by the Community Engagement Coordinator before submission. Visit this link to upload or for more information.

Community Virtual Volunteer Opportunities:

Contact Rachel.Danitz@centenaryuniversity.edu for more info on contacting community partners

Abilities of Northwest NJ

Seeking social media, graphic design, communications, and video production help https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3309713.jsp

American Cancer Society

Virtual volunteer options available online https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html

Father Johns Animal House

Donation drives or fundraising opportunities.

Soles4Souls

Make an impact virtually by hosting a virtual walk, writing letters to shoe recipients or raising awareness on social media. Visit this link to sign up or for more info https://soles4souls.org/virtual-volunteer/

Check out more local virtual volunteering here

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

All opportunities subject to change based on the universities COVID-19 policies.

Contact Rachel Danitz for more information or to sign up!

Midnight Run

Sorting and packing donations of clothing, toiletries and other supplies to be sent to the Midnight Run organization in NYC and distributed to people experiencing housing insecurity. On select days, volunteer shifts will be offered at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm on the Smith Hall Porch.

Friday, October 16th

Thursday October 22nd

Wednesday October 28th

Habitat for Humanity Build: TBA in mid November

Join a group of Centenary students at a local build site to help put the finishing touches on a house for a local family. Students will be helping with siding and windows (indoor and outdoor options available). No experience is required, but volunteers should be able to lift heavy objects.

In Person Opportunities with Community Partners

Contact Rachel.Danitz@centenaryuniversity.edu for more info on contacting community partners

American Christian School

In person tutoring available for elementary aged students. School located in Succasunna NJ.

Community Food Bank of NJ

Groups of up to 10 volunteers permitted in the warehouse, located in Hillside and Egg Harbor. https://cfbnj.org/volunteer/

Father Johns Animal House

Limited in person volunteering possible on a strict schedule, Newton NJ. Virtual volunteering available (fundraising, donation drives, etc).

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County

Open for small group construction projects in Warren County. https://www.warrenhabitat.org/get-involved/volunteer-to-build/

The Land Conservancy

Community garden volunteer hours available upon request, group limit of 6 people. Garden located in Budd Lake NJ.

The Outreach Connection

Social distanced volunteering in food pantry or community supply closets. Located in Califon and Washington NJ. https://theoutreachconnection.org/

Trinity Church 

Social distanced volunteering in food pantry, every Thursday from 9 am – 11 am on Main street in Hackettstown NJ. Volunteers must be able to lift heavy items when helping stock pantry. This opportunity is within walking distance of campus, please reach out to Rachel.Danitz@centenaryuniversity.edu in Community Engagement to sign up.

United Way

Some in person opportunities available upon request, Hackettstown NJ http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/volunteer/volunteer.php

Warren County Aging and Disability Services

Grocery Shopping for local older adults, meal delivery for older adults. Car required to participate, training will be provided and opportunity is socially distanced. Hackettstown and surrounding area.

Winter4Kids

Be a volunteer winter sports instructor and mentor for elementary or high school aged students. Operates out of Vernon NJ. Visit for more info https://winter4kids.org/

YMCA Camp Bernie

Seeking a volunteer Nature Assistant. Contact Allison Galvin

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities, animals, and equipment in the nature program area.
  2. Conduct a 3 times/ week check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
  3. Maintain the nature center and its inventory. Conduct care for all animals kept within the nature program area.
  4. Volunteer will need to be available 3 times/ week for about 1-2.5 hrs each visit.

Waivers

COVID In-Person Waiver

Volunteer Waiver