Volunteer Opportunities

A Community of African American Leaders

The mission of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) at United Way of Greater Union County is to improve lives and build strong communities by uniting individuals and organizations with the will, passion, expertise, and resources needed to solve educational, social and financial issues unique to the African American community in Union County.

AALI consists of a network of thought leadership philanthropic volunteers who seek to develop partnerships and coalitions to drive impact through efforts that raise awareness and leverage financial resources to improve the lives of African Americans in Union County.


A Caring Community of Women

Women United is a national and local initiative of women philanthropists that are devoted to giving to United Way and committed to fighting for the health, education and income stability of women across the world. In Union County, Women United seeks to improve maternal and child health conditions. This encompasses family planning, the health of mothers before and after pregnancy, and the health of infants and children.

With the unparalleled resources of United Way, Women United members can STRATEGIZE, ADVOCATE, and MAKE LASTING LOCAL CHANGES in their communities.


Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Special Advocates of Union County

Organization: Special Advocates of Union County, currently recruiting volunteers to be child advocates for children in foster care in Union County.  Volunteers are asked to be committed for at least 18 months. Rachel White, Recruitment Coordinator, 908.527.7045, rwhite@casaofunioncounty.org


The Connection for Women and Families

The Connection for Women and Families, currently need volunteers to provide tutoring to new comers to the US.  Flexible, no experience is necessary. Flexible hours, Monday - Thursday.

Need: ESL Instructors, Drivers, Cooks Needed. Contact pathways@connectiononline.org


Caring Contact

Caring Contact, a listening community, is seeking volunteers to complete our 12 week comprehensive Excellence in Listening training program to become a hotline listener. The training includes certifications in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

  • 7 pm - 10 pm
  • One evening weekly
  • Plus one full weekend

Register at caringcontact.org/volunteer-listener-application/


The Westfield Community Center

The Westfield Community Center is in need of volunteers in the areas of clerical, programming and maintenance.  Interested persons should contact westfieldcomctr@aol.com