The Pride Center is a special
place to volunteer. Through the Infoline, the dozens of support
programs, and the social activities
at the Center, we make it possible for people just “coming
out” to feel less alone and frightened. For those of us who
are already “out,” PCNJ provides a wealth of information,
programs and services.
When you join our family of
volunteers at PCNJ, you help everyone along this spectrum. Whatever
for volunteering – to meet new people, gain work experience,
or give back to the community – giving your time to PCNJ
can be a richly rewarding experience.
Several volunteer opportunities
are available. See below for a full listing.
If you are interested in volunteering,
please fill out and submit our online application. You may also send
or phone us at 732-846-2232.
Opportunities! Make A Difference!
ATTENTION CURRENT VOLUNTEERS!! The New and Revised Volunteer Handbook is now available online. Click here to read or download the handbook!
Board of Trustees – The Board is the
governing and decision-making body of PCNJ. Trustees are expected
to bring a strong commitment
to the organization, play an active role in fundraising and serve
on a board subcommittee. Terms are three years. Attendance at monthly
board meetings is expected. The Board is particularly interested
in applicants with a background in mental health fields or social
work, community activists, seniors and those with previous non-profit
experience, including fundraising and marketing/promotions. Interested
applicants should send a letter or interest and resume to the attention
of the Board Secretary, care of PCNJ.
Shift Volunteer - (We always need Shift Volunteers!)
- Shift Volunteers are responsible for greeting and assisting our
visitors, as well
as assisting our callers on the Infoline. Friendly, personable people
needed! Becoming a Shift Volunteer is a great way to learn about
PCNJ, meet new people, and become familiar with the LGBTIQ community
in New Jersey. You have the added benefit of knowing that you personally
help people on every shift! A great entryway into LGBTIQ volunteerism!
Volunteer Coordinator - Responsible
for maintaining the Shift Volunteer schedule, hiring and coordinating
the training for Shift Volunteers,
scheduling and facilitating volunteer meetings, and generally managing
Shift Volunteers. An important job for a great people person! Works
closely with the PCNJ Executive Director.
Fundraising Committee – Lend your time and energy to keeping
PCNJ financially strong! Our committee tackles fundraising from all
angles – special events, membership, and grantwriting.
Help manage an event. Find sponsors. Write a fundraising appeal.
a membership drive. Help maintain our growing database of supporters.
Research grant prospects. There are many, many opportunities
to help in this area.
Marketing Committee – Our Marketing
Team oversees the website, e-news, PCNJ ad placement and sales, and
our Quarterly Newsletter and all other printed promotions
and displays. We look for writers, editors, graphic designers,
and volunteers proficient in website design, management,
and internet communications.
Program Committee – This committee
supports and develops all Center programs, including support
activities, health/wellness services, advocacy efforts,
and outreach activities and group recruitment to bring
a variety of new programming into PCNJ. Oversees the InfoLine
Maintains the PCNJ calendar of events.
Helpers – Help move us into the 21st
Century with our technologies! We need assistance with
the general upkeep of our computer systems and databases, as well
as a guiding
hand to help us modernize and keep pace with our organization’s