Thinking about doing some volunteer work, but don't know where to look? Whether you're looking to gain experience or learn new skills, help others in the community, meet new people, fulfill community service hours or simply have some fun, there is a volunteer position that's right for you.
Every local government depends upon the support and volunteer services of residents and other persons who have a personal interest in their town. The Borough of Hawthorne is fortunate to have a large pool of civic minded volunteers who tirelessly give thousands of hours of time and services to various boards, commissions, and advisory committees.
If you are interested in volunteering, please initiate the process by completing a volunteer form
Committees / Commissions / Boards
A number of committees, commissions and board have been established to serve the needs of borough residents. All members serve without pay. Appointments to committee or board vacancies are usually made at a Council Meeting.
Shade Tree and Environmental Commissions
Offer opportunities for people to actively participate in programs aimed at improving the quality of our natural areas and to encourage environmental stewardship amongst other residents.
Board of Recreation
The Borough's recreation program depends upon volunteers for support through booster clubs and coaching. Certification is required for all coaches.
Assistance for Senior Citizens
Many of our seniors need rides to appointments and shopping. Time commitment varies with the volunteer's availability. Seniors also need assistance with small household chores, leaf pick-up and snow removal.
Qualified volunteers are always needed by the Ambulance Corps, Fire Department, Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Auxiliary Police. Training will be provided.
The Hawthorne Police Department is currently recruiting new volunteer members for its Auxiliary Police Force. Volunteers may be male or female, 18 years of age or older, with a high school diploma and a valid NJ Driver's license. There is a need for individuals who are bilingual.
The next Auxiliary Police training class is scheduled to begin in March. For more information, or to register, contact Sgt John Carbone at 973-427-1800.
Municipal Alliance Committee and Domestic Violense Response Team
The Municipal Alliance Committee is comprised of volunteers whose efforts fight alcoholism and drug abuse in the community.
The Domestic Violence Response Team (D.V.R.T.) is made up of community volunteers that assist victims of domestic violence during the initial phases of the crisis. The volunteers are trained in a mandatory course.
Cable TV Coverage
Hawthorne's Public Access Programming consists of two separate areas, the community bulletin board and the coverage of meetings and events. The basics of community access television production are quite simple and fun to learn as you go. Most people are able to operate the equipment with an evening or two of training.