Buddies has a professional staff providing specific services to each client and the community at large. It is impossible to carry out our mission to the full without our volunteers. Your efforts will help provide support services to people with or affected by HIV/AIDS.  People who receive services are more likely to stay in treatment for HIV and less likely to progress to AIDS.   Additionally, people in treatment, able to suppress their viral loads are much less likely to spread the virus.

You become this difference for our clients… whether it’s organizing the pantry, using computer or phone skills to promote events, or educating people how to stay uninfected!   All volunteers must be a least 18 years old unless working a special event with accompanied by parent.

Become A Volunteer Today!

How can you help Share your talent with us…it will go a long way! The Franklin Smith Resource Center Center is open Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.  Your time, no matter how much or how little, is appreciated and needed.

For more information on becoming a volunteer: Please fill out our Volunteer Application and we will contact you.
Click here for a list of our volunteer opportunities.

Ways To Participate

Office Volunteers & Interns:

All Volunteers Must Be At Least 18 Years of Age, fill out contact information, and Sign Confidentiality Pledge Sheets.

Student Intern/Volunteers

Adult College Students may volunteer or have a volunteer internship that focuses on: social services; community engagement; event marketing; and HIV prevention and education.

Event Volunteers

Each event is unique in nature and needs volunteers in the following areas: planning (start to end), promoting under direction of event manager, donation and prized organization, ‘day of’ set-up and clean-up, ticket collectors, greeters, raffles sales, table organization, cooks, servers, performers and artists, security and other misc. These are pretty much staples at our events.

Yearly Events:

  • Kickoff Party for NJ AIDS WALK  March/April
  • The New Jersey AIDS WALK  1st Sunday in May
  • Jersey Pride 1st Sunday In June
  • Volunteer Appreciation  NJB and Harrison House
  • World AIDS Day December 1
  • Tom Hayes Holiday Brunch Sunday in December
  • HIV Awareness Days Monthly

There are other annual events held ran by other organizations with or for Buddies of NJ, Inc. We need help with these events as well.

Identify the talents you have and let us know in an email to:

We will call you when the event(s) roll around.

Talents Needed:

Business Owners, Sponsors, Telemarketers, Envelope Stuffers, Organizers, Follow-Up Callers, Computer Geeks, Networkers, Money Askers, Poster Hangers, Brainstormers, Set Up Crews, Clean Up Crews, Cooks, Handy Workers, Skilled Tradesperson, Builder, Painter, Artist, Entertainer, Ticket Saler, Table Sitter, Team Leader, Phamphlet/Card Distributor, Connecting to my civic community, Connecting to my company, Connecting with celebrities, Connecting with my faith community, Connecting in my university, & More.

Organizers Needed:

We could use an organizer in every single town in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson Counties for the NJ AIDS Walk; we could use people who know how to reach members of specific ethnic communities i.e.: Latino, Asian, Arab, etc…