Volunteers are the pillars of our caregivers network

Ways to volunteer

We provide educational programs for our volunteer caregivers to develop their skills in serving seniors and people with disabilities and to link them community, healthcare and social service resources. These workshops, led by experts in the field who donate their time, are open to members of the community at no cost.

  • Caregiver
  • Administrative Support
  • Volunteer Training

Caregiver

Are you a retiree looking for meaningful activities? Do you feel called to help those in need? Consider becoming a volunteer caregiver.

We need caring adults, 18 years and older, to provide non-medical support to homebound individuals. Volunteers are provided with specialized training and ongoing support to serve as caregivers. Volunteer training is offered each month with daytime and evening sessions to accommodate your schedule.

Administrative Support

Looking for work experience to build your resume?  Or a way to put your experience to work for the greater good? We need administrative support volunteers like you.

If you have experience with clerical work, event planning or fundraising – or you would like to get experience – please consider volunteering with us. We need help managing our database, proof-reading, preparing mailings, producing special events and reaching out to the community.

Volunteer Training

Consider sharing an hour of your time once a week to make a profound difference in the life of an elderly person!

Volunteers are provided with specialized training and ongoing support to serve as caregivers. Volunteer training is offered each month with daytime and evening sessions to accommodate your schedule.

Consider sharing an hour of your time once a week to make a profound difference in the life of an elderly person in your community! Call now (609) 393-9922.

Volunteer Profile

Volunteer profile - Tom

“It’s part of my fundamental belief that we should help one another,” explains Tom.

Meet Tom

When Tom retired from a long career as a commercial lines underwriter, he wanted to do some volunteer work. “It’s part of my fundamental belief that we should help one another,” explains Tom.

When Jane Latini, Executive Director of Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County, spoke at his congregation, the Church of St. Ann in Lawrenceville, he found the opportunity he was looking for.

Tom volunteered to transport care-receivers to and from medical appointments. At first he was helping several different people, but soon developed a bond with a visually-impaired woman who lived nearby and also happened to attend the same church.

 She says that her goal in all these volunteer roles is simply to be “a small light (or voice) offered in love, which brings a smile.”

Meet Mary Lou

Mary Lou has been volunteering since the 1990’s when the coalition began as a “Faith In Action” program in Trenton. About five years ago she was invited by Jane Latini, a fellow church member at St. Gregory the Great, to help launch Project Healthy Bones.

These days, Mary Lou is helping to build “Home Song”, a music ministry that is an extension of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Mary Lou, and a growing team of volunteer musicians, are sharing the healing effects of music with home-bound care receivers.

Mary Lou also lends her creative touch to decorations for the gift baskets that are distributed to care receivers for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She says that her goal in all these volunteer roles is simply to be “a small light (or voice) offered in love, which brings a smile.”

It’s no wonder that Mary Lou was named as a 2016 Mercer County Women of Achievement, which recognizes those who quietly volunteer their time, energy and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others.

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