Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
Phone: 610-436-0042
Fax: 610-436-2874

Community Service in Gloucester Co, New Jersey

Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)

The ARC is a national organization that has a rich history of improving the lives of people with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities and their families. The ARC also has led the way in stimulating research and has educated millions regarding prevention of one-half of the known causes of mental retardation.

Location: 1555 Gateway Blvd., Woodbury, NJ 08096

Contact information:

Kathy Cannone, Team Leader

Phone: 856-848-0896

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to assist with residential and day programs, summer camp, and other programs for developmentally disabled adults.


Center for Independent Living of South Jersey (CILSJ)

The CILSJ is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting disabled people live independently. The Center provides freedom of choice to work, own a home, and raise a family. CILSJ also promotes general participation to the fullest extent possible in day-to-day activities.

Location: 1150 Delsea Drive, Plaza DelGolfo, Suite 1, Westville, NJ 08093

Contact information:


Phone: 856-853-6490

Fax: 856-853-1466

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to assist the disabled in daily activities such as, cooking, reading the mail, and light labor. Most importantly, volunteers are needed as positive role models.


Clayton Place

Clayton Place is a school-based youth service program, located at Clayton Middle/High School.

Location: 350 E. Clinton Street, Clayton, NJ 08312

Contact information:

Tracy Moore, Program Coordinator

Phone: 856-881-8701 ext 3053



Community Service Activities: Clayton Place offers students tutoring, recreational activities, and counseling. However, volunteers are mainly needed for tutoring.


Glassboro Child Development Centers (GCDC)

G.C.D.C. is a state licensed, private, non-profit childcare agency that provides year round childcare programs for infants, toddlers, elementary, and teens.

Location: 31 S. Main St. (Main Office), Glassboro, NJ 08028

Contact information:

Regina Panetta

Phone: 856-881-3331

Fax: 856-881-0788



Community Service Activities: Volunteer opportunities include tutoring, reading books, computer education, arts & craft instruction, sports, and classroom aides.


Gloucester County Historical Society

The Gloucester County Historical Society consists of a museum and library.

Location: 17 Hunter St., Woodbury, NJ 08096

Contact information:

Patti Hrynenko, Collections Coordinator

Phone: 856-848-8531



Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to catalog artifacts, give tours, research, install exhibits, take photographs, and work with the public.


Gloucester County Parks and Recreation

Gloucester County Parks and Recreation is responsible for the organization and development of the recreational environment within the County.

Location: Shady Lane Complex 254 County House Road Clarksboro, NJ 08020

Contact information:

Patrick R. Rose, Director

Phone: 856-251-6710



Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects throughout the year.


HollyDELL School

HollyDELL (Development, Education, Leisure, Life Skills) is a private, non-profit facility serving students from birth through adulthood with physical challenges including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and developmental delays with or without secondary learning challenges. 

Location: 610 Hollydell Drive, Hurffville, NJ 08080

Contact information:

Dawn Gardner

Phone: 856-307-0323




Kids Alley

KIDS ALLEY is the main program of One Accord Inc., non-profit faith-based organization reaching out to inner-city children and their families with weekly programs. Our children live in the city of Camden, New Jersey considered to be the most violent and impoverished city in our country. 65% of its population is at-risk children. Kids Alley has been reaching out to the children in Camden, New Jersey since 1998 with a mission, a vision, and a promise.

Location: Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian 1300 Newton Avenue Haddon Township, NJ 08107

Contact information:

Vivian Tan, Director

Phone: 856-854-8323

Kids Alley Phone: 856-340-1710



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Learning Stages

Learning Stages is a non-profit theater community located in Gloucester County, whose mission is to educate and entertain South Jersey youth and their families through quality performing arts experiences.

Contact information:

Location: Learning Stages 618 Ardmore Avenue Pitman, NJ 08071

Phone: 856-430-3145





Community Service Activities: Volunteer positions are available from May through August during our workshop, rehearsals and productions. Volunteer positions are available to people ages 12 and older and include all theater production positions


Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County ( LVGC) is the only organization of its kind providing free, one-on-one adult tutoring to those with the lowest level of literacy-below a 5th grade level.  For over 25 years, it has served over 200 Gloucester County residents per year with an all volunteer cadre of individuals.  It is accredited by ProLiteracy America, the only national accreditation system in the adult education and literacy field

Location: P.O. Box 1106, Turnersville, NJ 08012

Contact information: 

Phone 856-218-4743



Community Service Activities:  Interested individuals have an array of volunteer opportunities at Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County.  Volunteers assist with student support and tutor support. Volunteers can also assist with tutoring.  Interested individuals who would like to assist with student support will lead a student conversational group on financial and/or health literacy as well as interview and test new students entering the program.  Those individuals who are interested in assisting with tutor support contact current tutors on a regular basis for information, follow-up, and support, facilitate and assist with quarterly "Let's TAlk Cafe" tutor meetings, and assist workshop leaders in preparation for workshops.

Volunteers can also become tutors for adults.  Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County offer two programs, including Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language.  In the Basic Literacy Program, tutors are matched with adults who need reading, writing, spelling and comprehension instruction.  In the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, tutors provide conversational English to foreign speaking adults. 

Tutors are trained to develop personalized instruction plans for their students.  Tutoring is designed to meet the needs of the students, and instruction is held one-on-one or in small groups in a public place.  Training is required and provided through a 15-hour training class.  The training class is usually held one night a week for 3-hours over the course of 5-weeks.  Tutors are also asked to commit to tutor their student for 1 ½ -2 hours  per week for a year to show student progress.


Post House

Post House provides assisted living for senior citizens.

Location: 540 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Contact information:

Norma Santiago

Phone: 856-307-0617

Fax: 609-582-4471

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are needed to spend time with senior citizens playing board games, crafts, or for casual conversation.


Robin's Nest

Robins' Nest is a private, nonprofit, children's services organization dedicated to ensure the safety of children and enhance their well-being in a family setting. This is accomplished through a wide array of quality community-based residential and in-home services, which encourage and empower children to become responsible members of the community.

Contact information:

Lauren Jones, LSW, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 856-881-8689 ext. 227



Community Service Activities: Volunteers will assist tutoring a child, adolescent or young adult, share a special skill or talent such as cooking, resume writing, money management and budgeting, exercise class, or other life skills for our adolescent or young adult residents, or mentor a child, adolescent, or young adult.

Interested individuals need to complete a volunteer application which can be found on the website listed above.