CONTACT of Burlington County offers volunteer opportunities in several areas.You can be a Call Specialist responding to people in need on our 24/7 Crisis Helplines.You can choose to be an advocate assisting sexual assault victims in our Rape Care/Sexual Assault Program.If you are a teenager looking for community service,our TeenLine may be just the thing.If you would like to volunteer right from home,then serving in our Reasurrance program would work for you.No experience is necessary—excellent training is provided in all areas.
We also need volunteers for short-term projects, such as staffing tables at community fairs or assisting on a fundraising event committee. Or, you may have a special skill that could benefit CONTACT.Please call us—we need you!
GIVE BACK WITH PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT CONTACT.
CONTACT of Burlington County has been assisting the residents of our community since 1972. Our volunteers are people who genuinely care about their fellow human beings… people like YOU!
YOU GIVE… Caring, compassionate support to people who have an immediate need.
YOU GET… Incredible fulfillment and enhanced communication skills you will use throughout your life.
Our volunteers represent a wide range of diversity and backgrounds. What they share in common is the willingness to help others. To volunteer, you need have no previous training or experience. Training is provided in all areas.
Become a Crisis Helpline Volunteer!
More than just a voice… CONTACT of Burlington County’s trained volunteers often talk with people who say they have called many places trying to find a resource that might help them. Callers may not be sure what their next step should be in handling their situation. Sometimes they are not even sure what questions to ask. Our trained volunteers assist callers in sorting through complex or confusing situations and share with them resources that are available in the community.
Our volunteers are students, retired individuals, homemakers, business and professional people. A volunteer must be 18 and a high school graduate at time of application. To volunteer on our 24/7 Helplines, you must complete our training where you learn and practice special techniques for responding to people in crisis. Training sessions include information on listening skills, depression, suicide, referral assistance, community resources and data. CONTACT training is registered with the New Jersey Department of Education as Professional Development for New Jersey Educators.
Become a Reassurance Volunteer!
CONTACT Reassurance volunteers are special people who wish to be of service to others. Reassurance volunteers remain anonymous and make five to ten minute calls from their homes to check on the well being of a homebound, usually elderly person. A Reassurance volunteer can have a single client to call each day but can be assigned more than one client if they wish.
People interested in becoming a Reassurance volunteer participate in a four-hours Reassurance training and agree to attend one in-service each year. The training helps volunteers understand the needs of the elderly, handicapped and/or home-bound persons and ways to meet these needs.
Become a Sexual Assault Services Volunteer Advocate!
CONTACT Advocates receive 50 hours of training specific to sexual assault issues. Through this specialized training, a volunteer learns how to provide supportive phone counseling and can accompany sexual assault victims to hospitals, police stations or court. The volunteer acquires continuing education and knowledge pertaining to drug-facilitated rape, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual assault.
Bilingual volunteers are desperately needed!
Become a TeenLine Volunteer!
CONTACT TeenLine volunteers must be high school students, 14 years of age or older committed to providing a safe place where other teens can call and talk confidentially. TeenLine volunteers remain anonymous and receive 20 hours of training with topics covering issues relevant to today’s teenagers.
Teen volunteers commit to four or more hours a month during the school year when TeenLine is operational. A CONTACT Crisis Helpline Specialist is always available to provide support and guidance to the TeenLine volunteer and assistance, if needed, for any crisis intervention. When on duty, TeenLine volunteers also provide response to CONTACT’s KidsLine, a warm line for elementary school children.
CONTACT of Burlington County serves a diverse group of callers whose needs extend from emotional support or basic life necessities to individuals in crisis situations such as suicide, abuse or homelessness. Callers range in age from the elementary school child to the frail elderly including everyone in between, crossing gender, economic and social backgrounds. Our services are confidential and free-of-charge to our callers. When you don’t know where to turn…call CONTACT.
Call our 24/7 Helplines: 856-234-8888 or 866-234-5006