Get Involved

Join Acenda in moving lives forward by supporting our mission and amplifying our impact.


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, 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 Twelve Counties in New Jersey

Over 500 Passionate Volunteers


Join our wonderful team of volunteers, lead a collection of items, or attend an event 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.

Spend the Day With Us

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, spring clean at our Community Care Day, and more. Volunteers make our work possible!

Attend an Event

Join Acenda throughout the year at one of our unique events: Circle of Impact, Community Care Day, Annual Golf Outing, Backpack Drive, Fall Gala, and Spirit of the Holidays. Your support furthers our mission and impact throughout New Jersey.

Share Your Skills

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, and so much more.