Acenda helps individuals and families take their first step toward a brighter future. Because of generous supporters like you, Acenda’s impact can be felt across the state of New Jersey by thousands of children, adolescents, adults, families, veterans, caregivers and community members. We invite you to help further our mission and enhance the lives of those entrusted in our care by giving a gift from the heart.
Over 100 Programs & Services
Serving Ten Counties in New Jersey
Over 500 Passionate Volunteers
Join our wonderful team of volunteers and make a difference in the lives of children, families, and individuals in our communities! Whether you are looking for a long-term opportunity or are interested in spending the day with us, we have many different ways for you to get involved.
We offer many short-term, one-time opportunities throughout the year. Stuff backpacks for the Backpack Drive, assist families at our holiday gift-giving event, spend the day on the links volunteering at our golf outing, spring clean at our Community Care Day, or assist in our offices with mailings and other administrative duties. Volunteers make our work possible!
Help youth in our communities go confidently in the direction of their dreams by becoming a mentor. Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter
Enrich the lives of your neighbors by volunteering at one of our nine Family Success Centers. Volunteers are needed to tutor children and adolescents, assist with administrative task and event/program logistics, welcoming new members, conducting tours, and so much more.