Volunteer for Homeless Solutions

Explore the volunteer opportunities that will help us further our mission to offer shelter, services and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. We look forward to working with you to make the world a better place. If you are interested in volunteering with us complete the form below to register. If you need additional information, please contact Tamala Reynolds at tamalareynolds@hsinj.org.

Homeless Solutions Volunteers


Volunteer Opportunities

Buddies Mentoring Program

Become a mentor to one of the children in our programs. Click here to find out more.

Moving Solutions

Commit to just a few hours a few times per year and virtually watch a family’s homelessness end right before your eyes. Click here to find out more.

Young Professionals

A group of 20 and 30 something’s that offers volunteers hands-on opportunities to learn about Board service, work as a group to plan projects, and network with other young professionals. Click here to find out more.

Game time with kids

Just like the job says – come and show the kids a fun time with games, arts, and crafts or outside play. This is an evening opportunity.


Help entertain and look after our children while parents attend monthly meetings and workshops.  Days vary but typically Wednesdays from 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm. Should be 16 yrs. or older, will consider 14 & 15-year-olds with an adult, must enjoy working with children, no experience is necessary.

Evening greeter/host – List Closed

If you enjoy talking to people and have an upbeat attitude, this may be for you. This is an evening opportunity where you’ll greet volunteers coming in to work with the children; you’ll also stay with the volunteers to offer assistance as needed. Days will vary, times would be from 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm. Must be 15 yrs. or older.

Run a Donation Drive

Organize a donation drive for needed shelter supplies.

Kitchen Trainer

Show new lunch or dinner volunteers the “ropes.” We’ll train you. Must be outgoing, 16 yrs. or older will consider a mature 15 yr. old. Lunches are weekends only, while dinners can be any day of the week.

Office Assistant – List Closed

Daytime hours available. The volunteer would work with shelter and Transitional Housing staff. Duties would include, but not limited to filing, computer input, shredding, bulletin board design.

Dinner Prep and Serve

Prepare and serve dinner for approximately 75 guests at the shelter.

Share Your Time and Knowledge

Lead a workshop on a relevant topic – reading comprehension, budgeting, stress management or another topic in which you have expertise.

Host a cookout

Host a cookout for our main shelter, Transitional Housing Program, or The Mt. Kemble Home in the summer. You would provide the food, prepare it here and serve our guests. The number of guests varies by program.

Birthday Buddies Host

Help the children of the Shelter or our Transitional Housing facility celebrate their birthday with fun, games and happy memories.  Learn more about our Birthday Buddies.

Lunch Prep and Serve

Prepare and serve lunch to approximately 25 guests. Not a good fit for groups larger than 3 people.