We are so grateful that you have chosen to volunteer at The Center in Asbury Park and we welcome you to our organization. We look forward to a meaningful working relationship as your volunteer efforts, big or small, have a direct impact on helping our residents and clients in need. Thank you!


Our schedule fills up quickly, so please call in advance to reserve your hours. 


The Center in Asbury Park is a volunteer based nonprofit service organization with over 120 volunteers. The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 10-4pm. Volunteers are needed for the activities listed below. Please call 732-774-3416 x115 if you are interested in supporting The Center.

Cook / Serve / Wash Dishes

Volunteers are needed in our kitchen. The Center serves light fare in the morning, a hot lunch midday and light snacks in the afternoon. Volunteers are needed to set up coffee, drinks, pastries, bagels, fruit and desserts, cook and serve hot lunch to approximately 30 people, clean the kitchen and wash dishes.

Client Intake

Two volunteers are needed daily to sit at The Center's welcome desk. When clients come to The Center, they are greeted, registered, and their daily activities are entered in our database.  


Volunteers are needed to organize our Food Pantry and make pantry bags. Each client at The Center is entitled to a monthly emergency "food bag" with some of the basics.  Pantry items are donated by businesses, schools, organizations, churches.


Volunteers are needed to organize our Hygiene room make up hygiene bags. Each client at The Center is entitled to a monthly hygiene bag consisting of toilet paper, shampoo, soap, etc. 

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Pick Up Donations

Pick Up Donations - Volunteers are needed pick up donations on scheduled days. Donations are made on a regular basis by local businesses and restaurants.

Event Volunteers

The Center has numerous fundraisers throughout the year. 

NJ AIDS Walk (May 2022) - Set up tables and refreshments, man registration table, man water stop tables

Center AIDS Ride (September 2022) - Set up tables and refreshments, Man registration table, SAG vehicle to follow and transport cyclists 

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The Center Square Thrift Shop

Volunteers perform various duties in everyday operations of the Thrift Shop.

The Center Square Thrift Shop is located at 800 Main St., Belmar, NJ 07719.  Its hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5.  Please call 848-404-9922 if you are interested in volunteering.

Please contact The Center for any of the above volunteer opportunities. We are always in need of a little help. Click on the heart below to email us or call Cindy @ 732 774 3416.