• Bergen Volunteers

    Bergen Volunteers turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to improve lives and strengthen the community via a three-pronged approach: Volunteerism through our own and external community programs, community engagement, and civic leadership. 

    Nina Bachrach

    [email protected]

    201.489.9399


    We provide…

    • Critical services to youth, families, veterans, seniors, and those who are economically disadvantaged in our community. We connect volunteers with our own programs and those offered by the nonprofit community. 

    • Individuals and businesses with networking and service opportunities and training that address community needs.

    • Leadership and professional development opportunities for individuals living and working in Bergen County, educating people about our community and training them to be civically active. 


    Visit us on our website at www.bergenvolunteers.org for volunteer opportunities and ways to become active in the community.


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    YWCA Northern New Jersey


    Empower women, girls and families, eliminate racism 


    Lori Murray

    [email protected]

    201.345.1888


    Clients in need of the following services: sexual violence counseling and support, job readiness, racial justice training, senior fitness and health


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    Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative


    Powered by passionate volunteers, BVMI meets the medical needs of low-income, working, uninsured adults in Bergen County by providing free, comprehensive, patient-centered primary healthcare


    Amanda Missey

    [email protected]


    • Medical professionals and laypeople who want to volunteer, especially those who speak Spanish or Korean.  

    • Individuals interested in serving on boards or committees, especially those with financial and marketing backgrounds.  

    • Uninsured residents earning up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level who do not have health insurance.  

    • Donors/funders who are interested in supporting the provision of healthcare for the uninsured.


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    Hackensack Riverkeeper


    We work to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River for the benefit of the people and wildlife that depend on it by engaging in a fourfold strategy of environmental action, advocacy, education and citizen enforcement. Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan.


    Captain Hugh Carola, Program Director

    [email protected] 

    201-403-1992 (call/text)


    • Seasonal adult employment available (April-October) at our two Paddling Centers: Overpeck County Park in Teaneck and Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.

    • Environmental Education programs – in the field, on the water, and in the classroom – available for students, groups and individuals ages 4 and up.

    • Corporate River Stewardship program offers team-building service opportunities and projects for companies large and small


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    Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Bergen County


    Mission- To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 


    Contact Information:

    Joseph J. Licata, MPA- Chief Executive Officer

    [email protected] 


    Melissa McKinney– Resource Development & Marketing Manager

    [email protected] 


    Leads that would be useful:

    • Donors/funders who are interested in supporting the mission of our organization

    • Inkind donation of goods or services

    • Individuals interested in serving on boards or committees

    • Staffing and Volunteers

    • Cost savings

    • Marketing and Fundraising support 

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    Heightened Independence and Progress (hip) Center for Independent Living


    Mission: Empowering people with disabilities to achieve independent living through outreach, advocacy and education. 

    hip offers a wide range of services in Bergen and Hudson Counties including:

    • Information and Referral

    • Peer Support

    • Individual and Systems Advocacy

    • Independent living skills training

    • Transition into the community from institutional settings


    hip participates in several government  funded programs offering services that enable people with disabilities to remain independent in their communities.


    Contact Information: Brian Fitzgibbons, MPA, CRC – President/CEO

     [email protected]         Website www.hipcil.org

                                                                                               

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    Displaced Homemakers Center @ the Bergen Job Center


    Mission:  Empowering Women through retraining and job seeking services


    Contact Information; Anne Wallman, 201-329-9600 X 5510 [email protected]


    Leads that would be useful:  Job or internship leads for clients who are looking for work.  Information about services that can help our clients with: Child care, Legal Advice (specifically Family Court), Living expenses, Rental Assistance, DV resources, Access to technology.


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    CBH Care


    CBH Care is a mental health agency with primary locations in Hackensack, Westwood and Lyndhurst.  We offer after school programs for adolescents, school clearances, day programs for adults and our senior populations, out-reach programs for people living with mental illness and the homeless  and residential services for all ages.  Our emergent mental health center for 18 years and older is located in Westwood.  Our Out Patient Department works with people of all ages.  Our mission is to provide the optimum in behavioral healthcare that is responsive to the community’s needs.


    Nikki Chiarello 201-775-6349


    Leads: Donors/funders who would be interested in our organization and mission. Collaborators.

  • Bergen Volunteers turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to improve lives and strengthen the community via a three-pronged approach: Volunteerism through our own and external community programs, community engagement, and civic leadership.