Volunteer at PRAB

Attention! We’re looking for a few good men and women!

At PRAB, we’re always on the lookout for people and institutions that want to help others learn, grow, and thrive. Through your service, preschoolers will fall in love with learning. Grade schoolers will make positive choices and do well in school. Families will become strong and active in the community. Also, people will access community resources and address their citizenship status. In addition, they’ll maintain safe and affordable residences, reduce their energy costs, and ensure healthy and safe homes.

As a Volunteer, you may serve as a student mentor, academic tutor, professional trainer or personal coach for any of our programs. You’ll partner with our board members, staff members, interns, volunteers, and community partners. On top of that, you’ll grow both personally and professionally, even when challenges arise along the way. You’ll even learn about non-profits and how community programs work. Of course, it’s pretty much your call in terms of how much time you may offer. It could be a day, a week, a month or many months, or even a year or many years. However much it is, we’ll definitely appreciate you for it!

  • Who can volunteer?
    • High School Students
    • Families
    • Religious Groups
    • Advocacy Groups
    • College Students
    • Fraternities/Sororities
    • Retired Professionals
    • Schools
    • Corporations (Day of Community Service)
  • How may I volunteer?

    If you’re a bright, motivated, and inspired talent, with the energy to work alongside our highly interactive and diverse staff in a fast-paced, rewarding environment, we’re your volunteer place!

    Please check out our Volunteer Opportunities below. Once you’ve decided the ones you’re interested in, go ahead and fill out the Volunteer Application. Soon after, expect a call from a PRAB representative, who will discuss your desired roles and determine the one that’s right for you. Please be aware that PRAB may run criminal background and other checks.

    Board Committees & Advisory Council:
    Help shape policy and provide institutional support around programs, operations (Operations, Finance & HR), and development (Fundraising & Communications). Meetings take place periodically at convenient times in person and via conference calls.

    Programs & Services:
    Work directly with toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families, including perform outreach and carry out recognitions and celebrations.

    Administrative Offices:
    Assist with general office duties, including administrative support for operations, programs, and fiscal departments. Available daytime hours between 8am and 5pm.

    Fundraising Events:
    Assist with special fundraising and development events, including agency wide GALA, Networking and Mixers, Golf Outings, Special Appeals, etc.

    Special Events:
    Staff tables at community events held around Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey as part of our agency’s outreach plan. Also, help coordinate special agency-wide events throughout the year.

    Community Service and Special Projects:
    Help enhance the overall environment of our buildings, including special beautification and maintenance projects, community gardens, bulletin boards and program displays, etc.

    Seasonal and Holiday Drives:
    Organize special drives to collect needed items for the organization, such as newborn and baby items, school supplies, personal care items, holiday drives for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, clothing and coat drives, etc.

    Community Speakers Bureau:
    Serve as a workshop presenter and/or speaker as part of professional development training for staff or during client socio-educational groups.

    Interpretation & Translation Services:
    Interpret for families in need of additional support (primary needs include English/Spanish and Spanish/English interpretation). Also, assist with written translations to Spanish and other highly-used languages in the community.

  • Are there ways I may donate needed goods?

    Yes! Here are some items we typically need for our organization and programs:

    • Gift Cards (Any value) to local supermarkets, gas stations, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, BJ, Costco, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc. for client incentives and for emergency situations
    • Non Perishable Food Items for our Food Pantry and families in need
    • Baby Items (diapers any size, wipes, formula, baby food, blankets, etc.) for our prenatal and home visiting programs
    • School Supplies for our Early Childhood Centers and School Base Youth Services programs at the high school, middle school and elementary schools across New Brunswick
    • Paper Products (plates, cups, napkins, utensils) for client-related activities
    • Many other things that arise in the course of performing our work

    Of course, if you have other volunteer ideas, we’re all ears! Creativity is always welcomed. 🙂

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As a Volunteer, you may serve as a student mentor, academic tutor, professional trainer or personal coach for any of our programs. You’ll partner with our board members, staff members, interns, volunteers, and community partners. On top of that, you’ll grow both personally and professionally, even when challenges arise along the way. You’ll even learn about non-profits and how community programs work. Of course, it’s pretty much your call in terms of how much time you may offer. It could be a day, a week, a month or many months, or even a year or many years. However much it is, we’ll definitely appreciate you for it!