Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Directory HeaderWant to give back to your community? Meet new friends, while helping others? Use your time and talent(s) to help those in need? Volunteers allow many of our Hunterdon County programs to be possible. Experience the reward, satisfaction, and fun of volunteering while meeting new people and learning new skills!

View the videos below to learn about each non-profit organization and its volunteer opportunities. Use the contact information underneath each video if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information.

Current Opportunities Available with County Departments and Agencies

Hunterdon County is looking for volunteers to enhance our ability to provide a wide array of public service to our citizens. Currently there are volunteer opportunities in the following departments:

Communications Division

Boards & Commissions

Interested in being on one of Hunterdon's Boards, Committees, Councils or Commissions?

County Library

Cultural & Heritage Commission

Art Goes To School Program

Visit the Art Goes to School page

  • Homemakers
  • Retired men and women
  • Part-time workers
  • Parents
  • Singles
  • Ages 19 to 90

are invited to teach art appreciation to schoolchildren. Learn about famous paintings and their painters in free workshops and then communicate, in your own style, to the most enthusiastic listeners ever - young children. If you (or someone you know) like art and are interested in working with children, in expanding your own horizons of knowledge and visiting art museums and galleries with our enthusiastic group of volunteers, and have a few free hours available during the school year. We want you!

For more information on the Art Goes To School Program, please email the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission or call 908-788-1490.

Emergency Management

Community Animal Response Team (CART)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT)

  • Consists of members of volunteers from private industry and the emergency services as well as employees of the Hunterdon County Health Department. The team is fully trained and equipped and is frequently called out for hazardous materials incidents. They also assist in training the members of the local emergency services. Email OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey or call 908-788-1196 for information.
  • Visit the Hazardous Materials Response Team (HAZMAT) page for more information

Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF)

  • Is a joint effort between Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Flemington - Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, Whitehouse Rescue Squad, and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management. The task force was originally organized during 2004. The participating agencies have a significant investment in the task force, including highly trained personnel as well as an extensive equipment cache that is required to respond and mitigate these types of "High Risk - Low Frequency" emergencies. The HCTRTF has operated at a number of incidents within Hunterdon County, and has responded on mutual aid requests to a number of surrounding counties. Email OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey or call 908-788-1196 for information
  • Visit the Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) page for more information
  • View and download a County Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

Health Department

Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps

  • A local response is the first response to any disaster. The Medical Reserve Corps serves to help strengthen local communities' emergency response during large-scale local emergencies. Training programs are provided for all volunteers. To become part of the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps, email Beth Schwartz, Hunterdon County MRC Coordinator or call at 908-788-1351
  • Visit the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps page for more information

Mosquito and Vector Control Program

Parks & Recreation Division

Note: The Division of Parks and Recreation has their own specific Volunteer Application form (PDF).

Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services Division

Mr. Fix-it Program

  • The Mr. Fix-it Grant Program is a volunteer program that provides home maintenance and repair service to Hunterdon County residents, age 60 and over, and people with disabilities. Mr. Fix-it Volunteers perform those jobs that, if neglected, would adversely affect the health or safety of the resident. Volunteers choose the area of the Hunterdon County that they would like to cover and specify skills they can provide (chores, plumbing, electrical work, etc.). Please call 908-788-1358 or email
  • Mr. Fix-It Volunteer Registration and Screening form (PDF)

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Volunteer Counselor

  • Would you like to provide counseling on Medicare and other health insurance plans, or information to people who soon will be eligible for Medicare? If so, become a SH.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor and attend a training session that will provide all the necessary information. SH.I.P. volunteers meet with clients every Wednesday morning from 9:30 - 12. For more information please email Pia Rey-Doklan, Field Representative or call at 908-788-1361

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

  • Volunteers coordinated through the United Way of Hunterdon County provides seniors, people with disabilities and low-to-moderate income individuals and families who need assistance with income taxes and PTR forms. Please email or call at 908-782-3414 for information

Volunteer Driver Program

  • Volunteers wanted to drive Hunterdon County seniors or people with disabilities in County owned vehicles for medical appointments that may be in or out of Hunterdon County. Volunteer Drivers may specify where they do not want to drive. This Office requires Volunteers to have a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission background check performed by this Office prior to any volunteer placement and assignment. For more information, please call 908-788-1253.
  • View and download a County Volunteer Application Form (PDF)