Volunteer Opportunities

Fair Haven 5k Volunteer Information

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The Parker Center

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Ican Swim! Program - New this year.

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Ican Bike! Program

We are thrilled to announce that iCan Bike is returning to our area this summer for our 8th year!  This program partners volunteers to help children with developmental disabilities to ride a bike.  This may seem like something small but for children with physical limitations, this helps them to get a sense of being just a "normal kid" like everyone else. Each rider needs at least two spotters, so we are in huge need of volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the attached registration form and email back to me at your earliest convenience.  Also please feel free to spread the word about our camp to your friends and family, we are accepting spotters this year starting at the age of 15 and we have other volunteer opportunities for anyone under 15.

Our camp is going to take place at Brookdale Community College from August 12-16 2019. There will be an orientation on Sunday, August 11th, also at Brookdale Community College at 4 pm.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing many of you this summer!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

 For more information on the event.  Please CLICK HERE!

 
RBC Science Department  - ***Date change to Saturday March 9th at 9am***

Since 1993, Red Bank Catholic has been maintaining and monitoring a Nest box trail at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck. All data collected is entered into a National database at Cornell University. In recent years, the RBC engineering students has designed and built the bird houses which through the spring and summer allow cavity nesting birds like Bluebirds, tree swallows and house wrens.

Once a year student, faculty and alumni volunteers  gather at the trail to overhaul the existing houses, replace those beyond repair and prepare for the migration of these birds.

This year, the date has been set for Saturday, March 9 at 9 am. We have a foul weather date of March 9th. Volunteers can pick up a Park application and Permission slip from Mrs Davis in 415 or Mrs Walas in 411. Work will begin at 9 am and is usually done by noon, Help your feathered friends!

 

Special Olympics - Swimming

My name is Karen Shearly and I am the coach of the SONJ Torpedos.  We are a Special Olympics swim team that practices at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center in Gateway Plaza in Old Bridge (off of Ernston Road).   I currently have 21 swimmers.  We practice weekly on Sundays from 5pm – 6pm and compete in 3 swim meets during the season, which runs from January 6, 2019 to June 9, 2019.

I am currently looking for volunteers to help with the practices and the swim meets.  The only requirements is that the students have to be 15+ years old, be able to swim and have the ability to work with Autistic and Down Syndrome athletes.  All of my athletes are decent swimmers and none have behavioral problems.   The rewards for both the athletes and the volunteers are numerous.

I am asking if you can get the word out to your students to see if anyone would be interested.  You can have them contact me directly at 732-925-7715 or via email, kswim61@optonline.net.

If you need more information, please feel free to give me a call.

Karen M. Shearly

 

United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is located at 9 Wall Street, Red Bank  would like to continue to bridge the gap between our senior and younger generations.  Our seniors here at the Wesleyan always enjoy youth of all ages coming in to perform or present to them.    Music is always appreciated,  it could be singing, the playing of instruments, a short skit from a play, etc.   We also are always open to ideas that you may suggest.    The students can volunteer on their own if they would like and get community service.   I am hoping we can set something up with RBC for the upcoming holiday season and set aside a date on our calendar for RBC.  Looking forward to working with you and bridging the gap, as our seniors would enjoy this extremely.

 

RallyCap Summer Volleyball League
RallyCap is a volleyball league for boys and girls with special needs. They are looking for volunteers to act as RallyBuddies to help facilitate volleyball warm-ups, drills, and games, and help create a fun atmosphere. The summer beach volleyball league is held Wednesday evenings, June 20th- Aug 8, 6:30-7:30 pm. ClickHERE for complete details.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. They are looking for volunteers for both the Fair Haven Race on June 3 and theSomerville Race on June 10.  We ask that if you are running or attending the race or would just like to help us out on race day, you BRING A BUDDY to volunteer too! It will be an experience you will never forget as our girls cross that finish line!

 

Contact Lynn.Sherman@girlsontherun.org for the Somerville race on June 10th and donna.york@girlsontherun.org for the Fair Haven race on June 3rd.

 

Steak Bake & Gift Auction

The RBC Making Wishes Come True Club will be hosting a benefit Steak Bake and Gift Auction on May 17, 2019  from 6PM-10PM in the Saint James Gymnasium.   The night will be a BYOB event filled with our amazing annual gift auction, a steak dinner, DJ and lots of laughter.  All funds raised will go to Jason's Dreams for Kid Foundation, a local wish granting organization which grants wishes for local children battling serious medical illnesses. 

Please join us the night of the event discounted pre-sale tickets will be available online via the Red Bank Catholic website as well as during lunch periods.  More information to come regarding admission packages.  

How you can help:  We are in need of gift basket donations, and sponsors in order to make this event a success.  Students interested in getting involved in this event should contact Mrs. Kennedy at kennedya@redbankcatholic.com or 732-615-7277 

 

Congressman Pallone Reelection Campaign
Congressman Frank Pallone is running for reelection this year and the campaign is looking for folks to help out by volunteering.  His campaign has worked with National Honor Society students in the past and has provided volunteer hours to students willing to go door to door and/or make phone calls alongside Pallone volunteers.  Interested students please contact:  Lizbeth Davies, Field and Organizing Director, Pallone for Congress 732.571.4141.

Parker Family Health Clinic
The Parker Family Health Clinic, located on Shrewsbury  Avenue in Red Bank, is a free health care facility, where Monmouth County residents who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay for medical care can be treated. With the support of the medical community and the community at large, the Parker Family Center assists those who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families realize optimum health.

The clinic appreciates volunteer help from the local community. Volunteer your office skills such as filing, organizing and more! Help with the behind-the-scenes work that keeps Parker in the business of helping others. For more information, please contact them at info@parkerfamilyhealthcenter.org! The patient population is largely Spanish and the clinic is looking for Volunteer Spanish Interpreters. If you are fluent in English and Spanish and have time to donate to the Parker Family Health Center, they would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like additional details, please contact Mary Nicosia, Parker Family Health Center Director / Clinic Co-ordinator, at 732-212-0777.

Red Bank Primary School Homework Club
The Homework Club is an after school tutoring program for 2nd and 3rd graders staffed completely by high school volunteers. The sessions are Mondays at the Red Bank Primary School at 3:15 and finish up about 4:15.  Primary School students who join Homework Club are selected by their teachers and are generally the ones that not only need help with school work, but need a role model in their young lives. No tutoring experience is needed and there are only a few easy to follow guidelines. It is a fun and truly rewarding experience for all volunteers and the students form an immediate bond with the volunteers, resulting in a desire to do better in school. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment for making a positive difference in a child's life.  Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Mrs. Caroline Dwyer at: dwyerc@rbb.k12.nj.us or (732) 977-5622

Grace Healthcare Memory Books
Grace Healthcare is a hospice agency servicing the terminally ill and patients with Atlzheimer's or Dementia. They are looking for volunteers to help create Memory Books to help patients and stimulate their memories by showing them familiar things from their long term past.  Click HERE for more information about the project.

Camp Oakhurst Volunteer Program
Camp Oakhurst is a local non-profit that provides year-round services for children and adults with special needs, including autism and physical and intellectual disabilities, while providing respite for their families. (Click HERE to learn more.) Camp Oakhurst is looking for dedicated and compassionate high school students to assist in facility projects, such as painting and power-washing, and/or assist their clients in recreational programs, such as crafting and games. If you are good with people, kind, and caring, then volunteering at Camp Oakhurst is the right fit for you!

Click HERE for complete information.  
Click HERE for the application.
Click HERE for the volunteer schedule. 

Little Silver Student Volunteer Snow Shovelers
This organization is seeking students who live in Little Silver to join them in volunteering shovel for seniors/disabled residents of Little Silver. Anyone interested should contact Eileen Kubaitise at kubaitise@gmail.com or 732-747-01015.  Each student will receive volunteer hours and be recognized by the Little Silver Boro Council and the Mayor in the spring.

Mental Health Association - Free Trauma Sensitive Yoga 
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is looking for a volunteer to assist with registration for their Free Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes.  

Wednesdays 3:45 - 7:00pm
Sandy Wellness and Trauma Center
103 Dr. James Parker Blvd.
Red Bank

Contact: Nancy Tighe (Coordinator, Clinician) at:  ntighe@mentalhealthmonmouth.org or call 732-383-5135   

St. Anthony's Parish, Red Bank - Food Pantry
Volunteers needed to help with distribution of food from pantry-overseeing children while families shop. Call 732-747-0813 x10 for information.

Holiday Express
Located in Tinton Falls, this organization brings holiday cheer to those less fortunate. They need help in their warehouse year round. Call 732-544-8010

Move For Hunger
Feeds those in need. Many volunteer opportunities.  Go to www:MoveForHunger.org for more information.

Challenged Youth Sports
Click HERE for information and volunteer opportunities.

Best Day Foundation 
Go to: https://bestdayfoundation.org/  for information. 

Survival Quilts
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-150 River Rd. Red Bank
Every other Thursday evening 7pm-9pm to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief that are donated around the world.
Call Anne Bakalian at 732-740-1125. 

Riverview/Monmouth Medical/Jersey Shore/Bayshore/Freehold Hospitals
Many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Must commit to a minimum of 50 hours.

Aslan Youth Ministries
Tutors are always needed. The office is located in Tower Hill Church. For information, call 732-741-7824 or go to aslanyouth.org.

Soul Kitchen
Located in Red Bank. Volunteers needed throughout the year. Call 732-842-0900 or go to jbjsoulkitchen.org for more information.

Special Olympics
Go to http://monmouth.sonj.org or call Program Director Jeri Hickey at: director-area06@sonj.org or (908)300-6095 for more information.

RBC LIFE Club
See Sister Regina or Sister Joanmarie in Room 101.