GIVE OF YOURSELF,

BE A VOLUNTEER
For more information please call 201-848-8005 ext 230
or email info@eccretreat.org

WHAT IS A VOLUNTEER?

1.  A person who offers herself/himself for a service without obligation to do so.
      2.  A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers give our residents the extra one-on-one time that is so important. 
If you have any time to give, please contact the volunteer office, 201-848-8005 x230

Our volunteer opportunities include:
      
One-To-One Visitor
      
Reading
      
Recreational Assistant
       Swimming Partner
      
Fair Committee Member
      
Special Friend
      
Musicians
      
Special Events Assistant
      
Spiritual Services Assistants
      
Gardening
      
Maintenance & Upkeep
      
Laundry

Do you have a special talent to offer the residents of the E.C.C.R.? 
Contact the volunteer office to see how we work together.
 

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER
  • Apply in person at our volunteer office.

  • Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 201-848-8005 x 230 or info@eccretreat.org

  • Complete a volunteer application.

  •  Arrange for a tour of our facilities

  • Volunteer placement will be made based upon your interests and availability.

All volunteers are required provide to:
1.  Signed statement from a physician. 
     If you have not recently seen your physician, the E.C.C.R. will arrange an appointment for you.
2.  A Mantoux (TB) test.  If you prefer, our nursing department will administer the TB test free of charge.

All volunteers, over the age of 18, are also required to participate in a criminal Background Check including fingerprinting.

The Eastern Christian Childrens Retreat will cover the costs involved with all of the above requirements.  There will be no expense incurred by a volunteer.
 

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer opportunities are available for groups. If your civic organization, school club, church group, business or other group would like to help the E.C.C.R. please contact us.  We look forward to working with you.
 

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS

The Junior Volunteer program is for individuals' ages 13 - 17.  The program provides participants with the opportunity to volunteer in a residential care environment as part of a team committed to exceptional care.

Junior volunteers are welcome at any time of the year.  We have opportunities available everyday of the week; days and evenings.

Please contact the volunteer office for additional information, 201-848-8005 ext230.
 

SERVICE HOURS

Are you a student who needs to have volunteer hours for high school graduation or confirmation?  Volunteer at the E.C.C.R.!
 

INTERNSHIPS

Are you currently in college pursuing a degree to work with developmentally disabled individuals, speech therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, occupational therapy or non-profit administration?  Consider the E.C.C.R. for your internship placement.
 

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

Thank you for all you do.  Your selfless acts of kindness enhance the lives of the residents.  Thank you for caring.