Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
610-436-0042
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in Cape May County, NJ

4-H Youth Development Program

The 4-H Development Program is a part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  This program offers educational programs to all youth.

Location: 4 Moore Rd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Contact Information:

Phone: 609-465-5115 ext. 605

Email: capemay4h@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://www.capemaycountygov.net/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=5&TPID=10285

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are essential to the program’s growth and success through their help in teaching youth important life skills, which including goal setting, decision making, and competing fairly.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including 4-H Club Leaders, School-Age Child Care Provides, Teachers, Camp Counselors, Parent Helpers, and Mentors.  For more specific information, contact the 4-H Development Program directly. 

Cape May County Zoo and Park

Location:  4 Moore Rd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Contact Information: Michael Laffey, Parks Director

Samantha Shaw, Volunteer Services

Email: sshaw@co.cape-may.nj.us

Website: www.capemaycountygov.net

Community Service Activities:  Interested individuals have the opportunity to volunteer is many positions at the Cape May County Zoo and Park.  For instance, volunteers are needed as Zoo Keeper Volunteers, where they would walk around the zoo and interact with visitors.  Education Volunteers are needed to answer questions for visitors, discuss particular animals with visitors, perform educational programs, assist with enrichment programs such as crafts and painting, and assist with special events.   

Interested individuals should call the Park and Zoo or print and complete the volunteer application that is found on their website.  The Cape May County Zoo and Park is asking interested individuals to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months or 100-hours.  Also, volunteers are subject to background checks when working in the zoo.

 

Cape Regional Medical Center

Location:  2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Contact Information:

Phone: 609-463-2367

Fax: 609-463-4044

Website: http://www.caperegional.com

Community Service Activities:  There are many opportunities to interested individuals.  Some volunteers may work directly with patients, whereas others may choose volunteer opportunities where they can support and help patients’ family members.  Additionally, volunteers have the opportunity to help “behind the scenes” and care for patients such as through helping to feed patients or reading to a sick child.  

Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application found online and submit it by mail or fax. To submit the application via fax, please fax to (609) 463-4044.  To submit the application via mail, please send to: Cape Regional Medical Center, ATTN: Director of Volunteer Services, 2 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Wetlands Institute

Location: 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

Contact Information:

Phone: 609-368-1211

Email: education@wetlandsinstitute.org

Website: http://wetlandsinstitute.org/about-us/help-us-grow/volunteer

Community Service Activities: There are various opportunities available for individuals, specifically leading salt marsh, bird, or beach walks, helping with the summer Nature Classes, working directly with visiting school groups, helping with special and holiday events, and assisting with children’s arts and crafts programs.   

Interested individuals should contact the Wetlands Institute and complete the volunteer application found on their website.