• Volunteering Opportunities in Hoboken + Jersey City {April 2019}

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    Despite the date, we’re not fooling you — April is filled with opportunities to get involved in throughout Hudson County. As the weather warms up, more activities are being held outdoors, giving you a chance to grab a friend and help the community. Here’s a list of volunteer and charity opportunities in Hoboken and Jersey City in April 2019:

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    Laundry Detergent Needed at Hoboken Shelter {300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken} 

    The Hoboken Shelter provides about 50 people a place to sleep every night as well as an often overlooked resource, a place to do laundry. This service takes a lot of detergent. The Hoboken Shelter is in need ot laundry detergent donations. Please drop off all donations directly to the Shelter. Any and all laundry items are appreciated, though dryer sheets are not needed.

    April 2nd — Shelter Night with The Rotary Club {300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

    Join the local Rotary club as they help prepare meals for the homeless in partnership with the Hoboken Shelter. Come and serve as long as you are able to. Dinner preparations begin at 4:00PM and dinner is served through 7:00PM.

    April 2nd —  Hudson County CASA Information Session {595 Newark Ave. Rm# 901 Jersey City}

    The first step in becoming a CASA Volunteer is attending an information session. CASA Volunteers are ordinary people who have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of foster children. CASA is looking for people with a desire to help children with one-on-one, specialized attention. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, attend the information session starting at 7:00PM. For more information, visit CASA’s website here.

    April 4th — Rebecca Taylor Pop Up Shopping Event {333 River Street, Hoboken}

    Shop the latest trends from Rebecca Taylor for a great cause. From 7:00PM-9:00PM, head over to the 2nd Floor at 333 River Street to check out the collection. Twenty percent of proceeds from the evening will benefit the HoLa Hoboken Dual Language Charter School. RSVP to events@rebeccataylor.com

    April 4th — An Evening on the Hudson {51 14th Street, Hoboken}

    The College Democrats of New Jersey are gathering for a fundraiser in Hoboken to raise funds for the Blue Wave Fellowship and celebrate Democratic leaders. The evening will begin at 6:00PM. Click here to purchase tickets or support as a sponsor.

    April 6th—Hoboken Shelter Back to the 80s Fundraiser {1005 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

    Grab your aquanet and get ready to dance back in time to the 80s. Join the Hoboken Shelter for a totally tubular dance party for a great cause. The night will be filled with bites from local restaurants, an open bar and a DJ spinning everyone’s favorite 80s tunes. Come dressed in the decade’s best and enter the costume contest for awesome prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Hoboken Shelter. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 6th — 0.1K Unlimited Pancakes with TPA {1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken}

    Run 0.1K and enjoy unlimited pancakes for charity. Theta Pi and The Lounge are hosting the run and pancake breakfast to raise money for muscular dystrophy research. Check out the Facebook event here for more information.

    April 6th — Jesuit Alumni Day of Service {2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City}

    In the spirit of living as men and women for others, Saint Peter’s University will participate in a day of service with fellow Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the country. Volunteer with alumni and students in the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry and Clothes Closet by distributing food, clothes, and toiletries to those in need. Volunteer efforts will begin at 11:30AM and will conclude at 1:30PM. For more information, click here.

    April 7th — Cyclegiving Charity Spin Class {720 Monroe Street, C301, Hoboken}

    Layups for Life is hosting a charity spin class at Cyclebar. All fitness levels are welcome, and proceeds will benefit the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The ride will begin at 1:30PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 7th — SASE Charity Volleyball Tournament {Castle Point on Hudson}

    SASE Stevens is bringing back the Charity Volleyball tournament this year. They’re challenging all their sister SASE chapters to see who reigns victorious. To sign up, fill out this form and make sure to Venmo your payment to @Jordan-Tantuico {$40 for team, $5 for individuals without a team}. All proceeds will go to The Asia Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation across Asia.

    April 8th—April Community Dinner {221 Jackson Street, Hoboken} 

    The Hoboken Housing Authority is hosting its monthly Community Dinner from 7:30PM-9:00PM. Volunteers are needed to bring and serve food to the community. Please visit the site here to learn more.

    April 8th — Hoboken Community Dinner {222 Jackson Street}

    Join other locals for Hoboken Community Dinner from 7:30PM-9:00PM in the Community Room at 222 Jackson Street. Attendees can help out at the dinner by bringing food and more. Get more information about the event here and sign up to bring food here. If you have any questions, call {201-744-5388} or email {grant@connect-us.net} Grant Sahag.

    April 9th—From A Mother to Another Baby Clothing Drive {407 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

    JoJo Maman Bébé’s From a Mother to Another campaign aims to reduce clothing waste while helping families across North New Jersey. JoJo is collaborating with local charities, Oasis NJ and Human Needs Food Pantry. Donations will take place fromApril 19th – May 12th 2019. JoJo asks customers to put the utmost thought into their donations by putting together beautiful outfits of preloved clothing, from any brand in 0-6 years. Each outfit should be packed into a see-through plastic bag, such as a food bag and labelled with the size, sex and season, for example 2T/Boys/Winter. The outfits can be dropped off at JoJo Maman Bébé stores on Washington Street, Hoboken. In return for the donations customers will receive a $10 voucher to spend in store. For full details of how to donate visit the site here. 

    April 10th — Wine Tasting Fundraiser {1316 Washington Street}

    The Helping Angels is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit “Give Children the World Village.” The event will begin at 7:00PM and tickets are $60.  Tickets include a night of delicious wines to taste and appetizers as well as access to the cash bar. For more information and to purchase tickets, please message The Helping Angles on their Facebook Page here.

    April 10th—Hudson County CASA Information Session {100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

    The first step in becoming a CASA Volunteer is attending an information session. CASA Volunteers are ordinary people who have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of foster children. CASA is looking for people with a desire to help children with one-on-one, specialized attention. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, attend the information session starting at 7:00PM. For more information, visit CASA’s website here.

    April 11th — Bike Hoboken Community Meet-Up {1422 Grand Street, Hoboken}

    Bike Hoboken has been an active community organization in Hoboken for over 10 years, working with city officials, local leaders, and businesses to encourage more residents to consider bicycling as a mode of transport and to advocate for safer street infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is an opportunity to learn more about Bike Hoboken and its mission and get to know the leaders of Bike Hoboken. If you’re interested in getting more involved in safe streets and bicycle advocacy efforts in Hoboken, this is a great way to get plugged in. For more information on Bike Hoboken, click here.

    April 11th—Women and Housing Panel {89 York Street, Hoboken} 

    The Young Professionals Board is hosting a Women and Housing Panel on April 11th. The event will start with the opportunity to mix and mingle with other like-minded individuals from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.  The panel will be from 7:00 to 7:45pm and is being moderated by local business owner and real estate agent, Michelle Mumoli of The Mumoli Group. A $10 donation at the door is suggested. Wine and appetizers will be served.

    April 11th — Paint and Sip Benefitting WomenRising {201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City}

    Join WomenRising on April 11th from 6:00PM-8:00PM for a Paint and Sip. Take home a beautifully painted wine glass handcrafted by you. Tickets are $45 per person or two for $80. All proceeds will be donated to WomenRising. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

    April 12th— Cosmetology and Culinary Arts Gala {60 Cresent Avenue, Jersey City} 

    Lincoln High School is celebrating 48 years of Cosmetology and Culinary Arts with a Gala. Tickets to the Gala are $25 and include dinner and access to raffles for sale as well as the ability to participate in the silent auction. The Gala will recognize students in the cosmetology and culinary programs. The evening will begin at 6:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 12th — Annual Spring Auction {33-41 Newark Street, Hoboken}

    Each spring, All Saint Episcopal Day School hosts an auction that has become one of the most anticipated events of the season. Family and friends gather to celebrate its success and enjoy an evening of bidding on silent and live auction items. The funds raised at the Spring Auction supports a new initiative at the school.  The event will be held at Antique Loft and will begin at 7:00PM with an after-party immediately following. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 13th — Stev’s Wish Happy Hour {120 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}

    Head to Wicked Wolf from 4:00PM-9:00PM for a happy hour benefitting Stev’s Wish, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for medical research for Cancer of an Unknown Primary {CUP}.  Stev’s Wish wants to ensure a future where patients diagnosed with CUP are less frightened due to more accurate detection and game-changing treatment. The happy hour will run from 4:00PM-9:00PM and the $10 cover charge give guests access to food and drink specials as well as a live performance by The Fez. For more information on Stev’s Wish, click here.

    April 13th — Got Dirt? Community Compost Sale {440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City}

    Sustainable Jersey City is partnering with Community Compost Company to bring bags of rich Hudson Valley compost to Jersey City for residents to purchase. The 35lb bags are available for $10.00 each. Place a pre-order here. Pick-up will be in the parking lot behind St. Paul’s Church on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Purchasing the bags will help feed tree pits in Jersey City. Get more information about Tree Pit Compost here.

    April 13th — Court Street Wine Tasting  {61 Sixth Street, Hoboken} 

    Court Street is hosting a Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 13th. All proceeds will benefit the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The tasting will feature California Wines. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.

    April 13th — Great Jersey City Clean Up {City of Jersey City}

    On April 13th, join the city-wide effort of making Jersey City and even better place to live. The 4th Annual Great Jersey City Clean-Up is made possible by volunteers. Visit the City Government’s website here to learn more and sign up as a volunteer. Volunteer efforts to clean up the city will take place at various parks around town from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

    April 13th — The Grand Gala {479 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City}

    St. Peter’s Prep School’s biggest night of the year is happening this month. Bid in live and silent auctions hit the dance floor, enjoy cocktails and carving stations, and celebrate Saint Peter’s Prep. To learn more and purchase a ticket, click here.

    April 13th — Family Bowling at Hudson Lanes {1 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City}

    Join the JCPRHAC team and the 2019 Royal Court for a fun day at Hudson Lanes. The festivities will begin at 2:30PM. Tickets are $20 per person and include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pi, za and drink. One hundred percent of all proceeds benefit the 59th Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival + Parade. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 15th—Cuts for a Cause 

    DIEMLife is hosting Cuts for a Cause, which gives the homeless community in Hoboken access to hair cutting and grooming services for a day. Having the ability to look and feel presentable is something that provides self confidence and self esteem. The program pairs top barbers and hair-stylists with those who rely on the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and the community is encouraged to donate. To make a contribute and to learn more, please click here.

    April 16th—Hudson County CASA Information Session {1500 Hudson Street, Tea Building, Hoboken}

    The first step in becoming a CASA Volunteer is attending an information session. CASA Volunteers are ordinary people who have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of foster children. CASA is looking for people with a desire to help children with one-on-one, specialized attention. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, attend the information session starting at 6:30PM. For more information, visit CASA’s website here.

    April 16th — HDSID Meeting {280 Grove Street, Jersey City}

    Join the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for its monthly meeting on April 16th at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 10:00AM and will last until noon. Come prepared to talk about improvements you are looking to see around Jersey City.

    April 16th — Growing in Jersey City + Crystal Letters Open Mic Night {107 Bowery Street, Jersey City}

    Head over to Bowers Gallery + Art Space and join Growing in Jersey City and Crystal Letters to take your talents to the stage at their open mic night. An evening of music and poetry will begin at 7:00PM. The suggested door donation is $5 and proceeds will benefit Thinking In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color. Thinking In Full Color {TIFC} is an award-winning organization focused on empowering women of color through education and the arts. The Open Mic night will be run on a first come-first served basis and light refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.

    April 17th — Making a Difference Fundraising Dinner {61 Jackson Street}

    Community Lifestyle is hosting the Making a Difference Fundraising Dinner. This year, Community Lifestyle has received a record number of requests for summer camp financial aid and is counting on funds raised during this event and donations from friends and family to help with the increased need. The dinner will be held at G Millz Boken Roadhouse from 7:00PM-9:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 17th—Hudson County Climate Town Hall {280 Grove Street, Jersey City} 

    The Climate Mobilization Hoboken Chapter is hosting a Hudson County Climate Town hall in Jersey City. The mayors of Hoboken and Jersey City will both be there to give remarks, as will Sierra Club and Sunrise Movement Leadership. One of the big issues on the agenda for discussion is the fight for the Union Dry Dock, and our hopes to turn that land into a public park. For more information, click here.

    April 18th — Autism Awareness Dinner Fundraiser {145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

    Smile Preschool and Nursery + HDSID invite you to join them for a night filled with music, food, and fun. The event will take place at The Ashford and tickets are $75. For more information, click here.

    April 19th—Card Making to Remember Columbine 20 Years Later {720 Monroe Street, Suite C504 & 312-314 Pacific Ave} 

    Please join Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action of Hudson County on Friday, April 19 as they remember those impacted by the tragedy at Columbine High School 20 years ago. Please come by the Monroe Street Movement Space (5th Floor Monroe Center) in Hoboken from 5:00PM-6:30PM or 5:00PM-7:00pm at The Cove in Jersey City (312-314 Pacific Ave). Feel free to join us at either location to make cards or drop them off and we will ensure they are delivered. Children are welcome. For more information, click here.

    April 24th — Stand Up Comedy Fundraiser {285 West Side Avenue, Jersey City}

    The NJCU Theatre is hosting a night of comedy to raise funds for college scholarships for high school seniors. Acts include Nigel Dunkley, Ray Gibbs, Ace Brown and more. The doors will open at 6:30PM and the show will start at 7:00PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

    April 25th — Take Back the Night at Stevens University {1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken}

    Since the 1970s in the United States, Take Back the Night has focused on eliminating sexual and domestic violence in all forms. Thousands of colleges, domestic violence shelters, and rape crisis centers have held events all over the country. Join the Stevens Community, CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Hospital at its 5th Annual Take Back the Night. The event will begin at 6:00PM. For more information, click here.

    April 26th — StevensTHON {1 Castle Point, Hoboken}

    StevensTHON is a year-long philanthropy effort that leads up to a twelve-hour dance marathon on April 26th. The dance marathon program is run through Miracle Network Dance Marathon, the fastest growing peer to peer fundraising programming in the country. The money that raised goes to Children’s Specialized Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The StevensTHON will begin at 6:00PM in the Walker Gymnasium. Fore more information, click here.

    April 27th — Layups for Life 5th Annual 3v3 Charity Basketball Tournament {33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany}

    Since 2014, Layups 4 Life has raised OVER $76,000 for cancer research and clinical trials supporting one of the leaders in cancer research and innovation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 Layups for Life invites you to take the courts in the fight against cancer. Gather up your friends, family members, co-workers for a great cause. Registration will be open until April 22nd and tickets are $45 a person. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    April 27th — Spring Fling 2019 {239 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}

    Spring Fling 2019 will begin at Fleet Feet on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken at 12:30PM with a fun run. Immediately following the run, stop by Cork City for half priced beers and pizza with a $15 ticket purchase. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit local pets with significant medical needs. For more information, click here.

    April 27th — Reusable Bag Demo {435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

    Stop by Sustainable JC’s table at Mother Earth Festival to learn how to make reusable bags from old t-shirts. They will have all you need to make your bags as long as you bring your own t-shirt. Learn a new method for creating your own bags while also up-cycling old textiles.  Making a bag should only take about five minutes.

    April 27th — Hoboken All Start Music Jam {1005 Washington Street, Hoboken

    Hoboken All Star Music Jam is looking to cross over the $100,000 total for funds raised with its 5th Jam. Enjoy an evening of food, music and fun while raising money to make a difference in the lives of children with life-altering illnesses and conditions. The event will last all day starting at 2:00PM and running through 10:00PM.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

    April 27th — Sparrow Wines Presents Latin Night {1005 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Show off your salsa moves at the Sparrow Wines Latin Night. The event will benefit High Tech High School. Dance the night away with a live salsa band while enjoying foods from a Hoboken favorite, La Isla. The event will be held at the Hoboken Elks Lodge and will begin at 7:00PM. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

    April 27th — Eco-Ambassador Training Session-Plastics and Materials Recycling {615 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City}

    Sustainable Jersey City invites you to become an Eco-Ambassador by attending a session to learn more about what can be done to recycle and reuse many of the materials we use daily. Pledge to participate in a start-up audit of your waste footprint and then over the next year devote 12 hours {one hour per month} to speaking with friends, family, and neighbors about how can reduce the amount of waste they generate. To sign-up and learn more about the program, click here.

    April 28th — Tree Mapping Meet-Up {Exchange Place PATH Station}

    Sustainable JC is hosting a tree mapping session at Exchange Place. The event will help the City of Jersey City care for the trees it already has, and identify new sites for greener infrastructure, like rain gardens/bioswales, and more trees. The meet-up will begin at 10:00AM.

    April 30th — Community Blood Drive {1-14th Street, Hoboken}

    The Shipyard Hoboken is hosting a community blood drive this month. Save a life and donate blood. Appointments are preferred and can be made by clicking here and using the sponsor keyword The Shipyard Hoboken. The drive will run from 3:00PM-8:00PM.

    Ongoing Opportunities:

    St. Mathew’s Trinity Lutheran Church — Stop in to help serve lunch Monday through Thursday 8:00aAM-12:00PM.

    TRUEMentors — Join Jersey Cares in Mentoring + Enrichment in Hoboken every Tuesday from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Volunteers are asked to spend time with, mentor and manage children ages 7-17 on a weekly basis.

    Hunger Helpers in Hoboken — Join JerseyCare at the Hoboken Shelter every Thursday to serve dinner. Volunteers are asked to dress casually and come excited to serve and engage in conversation with dinner guests. All volunteers must bring one of the following items for donation: garbage bags, coffee, hot/cold cups, paper/plastic plates, toilet paper, napkins, utensils {especially forks} and/or laundry detergent. Volunteers are needed from 11:00AM-3:00PM daily.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters — If you have interest in fostering an on-going relationship with a local student, Big Brothers Big Sisters has the perfect opportunity. To start, head to their site to fill out an application before the interview process to ensure that you are a good fit. Time commitment is at least one year.

    America Needs You — Apply to be a 2019 America Needs You {ANY} Mentor Coach today. ANY Mentors are dynamic leaders in their respective fields willing to help first-generation college students through their higher education and early careers. As a Mentor Coach, you attend Saturday Workshops and form a long-term, one-on-one mentoring relationship with a first-generation college student, while becoming part of a vibrant network of industry-diverse professionals. Click here to fill out an application.

    Liberty Humane Society {235 Jersey City Boulevard} — Join the exemplary staff at Liberty Humane Society as an LHS Ambassador. Ambassadors are asked to assist in ensuring the shelter facility is organized, clean, and welcoming as this is imperative for placing animals in forever homes. Volunteers are needed morning, afternoon and evenings. Click here to start the application process.

    Deliverance Children’s Ministry {3 Armstrong Avenue, Jersey City} —Deliverance Children’s Ministry is looking for volunteers in various capacities including Activities Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, Carpenter/Painter, Maintenance/Housekeeping Assistance, Community Beautification Coordinator, and more. DCM was founded out of the desire to develop Leadership and Activism in children and youth. For more information click here.

    Better Tomorrows {471 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City} — ESL tutors are needed at Better Tomorrow. Better Tomorrow is asking for mostly Spanish-Speaking individuals who are looking to improve their English skills to use published curriculum materials to match students’ reading, speaking and writing skills. Visit the website for more information and a volunteer application.

    Young Cosmetologist Program {70 Pamrapo Avenue, Jersey City} — The Young Cosmetologist Program is free and open to all students who have an interest in cosmetology as a career option. Volunteers are needed on Friday evenings from 4:00PM-6:00PM to facilitate tutor sessions and help with homework.

    Jewish Institute for Global Awareness {80 Grand Street, Jersey City}—The JIFGA is looking for a volunteer to enhance the organization’s visibility and its ability to get the mission out to the general public. Position involves writing, editing, marketing, and public relations efforts. Material to be produced may include press releases and other marketing collateral. For more information, visit the website.

    Family Promise of Hudson County {324 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City} —Family Promise of Hudson County provides temporary homes for Hudson County families experiencing homelessness. Day volunteers are needed from 7:00AM-6:00PM and Evening Volunteers are needed from 6:00PM-6:00AM. Day tasks include assisting in the office and managing the needs of the families while evening tasks include spending time with the families, cooking or bringing dinner and even sleeping over. Background checks for volunteers are provided by Family Promise. Visit the website for more information.

    Jersey City + Harsimus Cemetery — Volunteers are needed at the Jersey City + Harsimus Cemetery to assist with grounds beautification. Tasks include pulling weeds, assisting with the ANGELS Garden and caring for the goats on the grounds. Visit the site for more information.

    Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp {707 Clinton Street, Hoboken}—As the only all-volunteer ambulance corp in Hudson County, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp truly values support from the community. Get involved with this great organization that helps to save lives daily. Check out their site here for more opportunities to volunteer as an EMT or in the administrative office or to donate monetarily.

    Have a volunteer opportunity you’d like shared? Want to get involved? Email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com. xo


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    Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!


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    • Hello,

      Great opportunities here. Would you please add the link for Deliverance Children’s Ministry, it is not available.

      Reply

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