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Community Service Opportunities for Metuchen's Teens


Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department

Junior Firefighter Program (ages 14-18)


(The page directs you to the 'Recruitment Page' where there is an application online)


Metuchen First Aid Squad

Cadet Program (high school students, ages 16-18)


(Click on 'Join' on the top menu bar; from that page you can download an application.)


Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

ZAMbassordors Program  (grades 10-12)


(The page directs you to join by clicking on 'email.')


Helping Hands for Helpless Paws, Inc.


Volunteers for the Edison Animal Shelter

Volunteers walk and play with dogs, run drives to collect blankets and towels for the shelter, or raise money.

Contact Barbara to volunteer: Kismet346@cs.com; 732.572.7637

JFK Medical Center


Junior Volunteer Program (grades 10-12)

Contact Christine Piterski for a Junior Volunteer application.

Call: 732.321.7083

Junior Independent Volunteer Project (age 13+)

(See flyer)


Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center

Volunteer Program (grades 10-12)


(The page includes "Volunteer Services: Orientation Manual" and a downloadable application.)



Junior Volunteers (age 13+)


Volunteers are needed with swimming lessons, the pre-school program and summer camp. One day opportunities exist to help others in the community and with events like the Tot Trot and an annual 5K event. For more information about various opportunities and an application, write Pat Colandra at pat.colandra@ymcaofmewsa.org.


Borough Improvement League

Junior Volunteer (grades 6-12)


Volunteer opportunities include art curation, yard work and gardening, helping at historic house tours and serving events, and helping at the annual Metuchen Zombie Walk in late October.

(See attachment for application)


The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

Junior Volunteers (high school students)


Volunteer opportunities include photographing buildings along assigned streets and special sites, conducting and documenting interviews with long-time residents (oral history) and preserving and maintaining the Colonial Cemetery.

(See attachment for application)


Metuchen Public Library


The TAB: Teen Advisory Board (grades 6-12)

TAB members attend monthly decision-making meetings to plan and promote Young Adult programming and initiatives like author visits, book groups, the Garden State Book Awards, and the annual YA Library Scavenger Hunt. TAB members also assist at the Friends of the Library's annual book fair, the Library's booth at the Country Fair and other events. The TAB meets September - May. (See attachment for application)

Book Friends (grades 8-12)

Volunteers meet weekly in July with a 1st or 2nd grader in a supervised program with varied reading and word fun activities and crafts. There is a mandatory training session in June. Applications become available in early June.

Game Partners (grades 8-12)

Volunteers organize a Wii tournament for younger kids.  The group meets in August for two planning sessions and the tournament.  Applications become available in early June.


The Metuchen Municipal Alliance


Youth Alliance (grades 8-12)

Youth Alliance members attend bi-monthly meetings on Saturday mornings to plan the promotion of programs and initiatives for a drug-free community among their peers, e.g. National Medicine Chest Challenge, Metuchen Town Talks, and a Recovery Month event. In addition, members are encouraged to attend adult Municipal Alliance meetings to share their teen perspective on the discussion. Volunteers help at sponsored events like National Night Out and the town's Halloween Parade, and they help put up Safe/Sober Prom/Graduation signs throughout the town in May.  (See attachment for application)

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