Anchor House welcomes individuals interested in becoming volunteers at all of our Anchor House programs.

Volunteers are needed to make a difference in the lives of our youth, who greatly benefit from the connections they get from caring adults. There are many different ways to volunteer – from one day service projects (minimum of 4 hours), to becoming a certified volunteer working directly with the youth. Volunteers can also provide assistance on bigger projects, such as fundraising events and/or renovations. The options are endless. Whatever your skill, talent, hobby or expertise, there are many ways you can help young people to grow and thrive. Certified volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and complete an application with references.

Qualification for Certified Volunteers

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have completed an application, including three personal references (no family members), a medical reference as well as a TB (PPD) screening
  • CHRI and CARI criminal background checks; volunteer assumes the cost of the CHRI (fingerprinting)
  • Must submit a copy of a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance card

Volunteer Projects

Janssen creating a labyrinth in the shelter backyard.
TAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. made a delicious meal for our youth.
Individual volunteers who share their time and talent with our youth.
Anchor House Board Members volunteer their time & talents to help lead the organization.

Apply to Volunteer

Please complete both forms below:

Email completed applications to kmcnear@anchorhousenj.org or mail to 482 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

If you need help, call us at (609) 396-8329

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week