Volunteer  Center of Burlington County
News Brief
September 6, 2018

Since 1996 

"Your Partner in Volunteerism"    
(856) 222-9311 x 1492

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2018 Joseph M. Laufer Scholarship Recipients

L to R Caroline O'Rorke , Alona Crenshaw, Laura Boyajian, Olivia Felcia, Abbey Salerno

Olivia Felicia, Holy Cross Academy - $5,000 
Alona Crenshaw, Burlington Township High School - $5,000 
Abbey Salerno, Cinnaminson High School - $5,000
Laura Boyajian of Lumberton 
Home Schooled/Rowan College at Burl. County - $7,500 
Caroline O'Rorke, Shawnee High School - $7,500 


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Help Your Community Take Charge of its Health

Burlington County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
is proud to announce three health related programs for which we are recruiting volunteers. Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. Our programs help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs. Mutual support and success builds participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Chronic Pain Self-Management and Chronic Disease Self-Management meet one time/week for 6 weeks.  Fit & Strong! is an award-winning, multi-component, evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. This eight-week program targets older adults with osteoarthritis and has demonstrated significant functional and physical activity improvements in this population.
If you are 55 + years of age, and would like to learn more or receive free training to lead these classes, please contact RSVP at  rsvpoff@rcbc.edu or call 856-222-9311 x 1583.  Membership and training FREE!

2018 NJ Governor's Conference on Volunteerism and Service
October 31, 2018  | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

For more information and conference details please visit:  www.volunteerism.nj.gov
To register please visit: 

Shout out to SNJ Millennials a bold and unique nonprofit comprised of young business professionals engaged in uniting, introducing networks and providing tools for a successful future.  #businessnetworking  #millennials  #networking

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties

Learn how to become an Advocate for abused and neglected children in Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. 

Burlington County Parks - adult volunteers needed for September 22nd's orienteering program at Amico Island Park in Delran. If you are available to stay & help during the program, that would be wonderful. After the orienteering lesson, participants will be divided into teams with a map and compass and they will need to find specific locations in the park.

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Rowan College at Burlington County's Fall 2018 Television Field Production Students are looking for Veterans to share their stories about survival, bravery, sacrifice and family on film. We will be producing a documentary short and having a film screening in December. The student filming will take a place on Wednesdays (selected times between 11:00am - 4:00pm) and some additional weekdays during September 2018 through November 2018. 

You must be able to share your story, be open in front of a camera, and be filmed at your location or a specified place within Camden and Burlington County. Students will need to gain access to any personal historical or archival photographs, video or audio you may have to support your story. 

You will need to sign an RCBC Filming Consent Form to participate.

Please select a time slot for an open casting interview via this SignUpGenius link:

For more information please contact:

Brooke Mailhiot, Program Coordinator, ET Video & Digital Media
Erica Franklin, Service-Learning Coordinator

Acacia Hospice is a small non-profit, end of life care organization located in Burlington County and serving patients and their families across the region. Our volunteers are treasured members of our hospice family and we are incredibly grateful for the love and support they bring to our work. We are always looking for community members who want to take part in the care we provide and there are many ways to do so. 

Burlington County Superior Court conducts nine volunteer programs: Juvenile Conference Committees, Supervised Visitation, Child Placement Review Boards, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Courthouse Visitors Assistance Program, Docent Program, Municipal Court Mediation, Small Claims Mediation, Parenting Mediation. Volunteers under age 18 are invited to join Juvenile Conference Committees and Docent program. 609-288-9500 ext. 38105, email: frank.carr@njcourts.gov for details on programs. Website www.co.burlington.nj.us

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The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is a library that serves New Jersey residents of all ages (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a visual impairment. We offer no cost delivery of an Audiobook player, headset, Audiobooks, Audio & Braille Magazines, Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD) and Braille Books.

Volunteer opportunities include (Ages 18+) 

September 11th is a National Day of Service.   Join millions of people across the country i n helping others in need. 

Find inspiration at   NationalService.gov/911Day

Please consider hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive at your school, church, apartment complex, business, or retail establishment.  Items collected are sold in Goodwill's local retail stores with revenues supporting job training programs and career services that help individuals with disabilities and disadvantages get to work.  For more information on hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive, please call 856/439-0200, ext. 99224 or 

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If you are interested in helping after a disaster strikes, it is best to be affiliated  with an emergency response and/or recovery organization in advance. For more information and to register contact:

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Volunteer Center of Burlington County is providing you with new perks to show our appreciation for your interest in volunteerism. 

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