Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Pamela Foxx
Director of Operations & Volunteer Coordination
Call: (856) 382-1860
Email: Pamela

Those interested in volunteering must complete:

Please return all completed forms to:

Attn: Pamela Foxx
P.O. Box 1479
Camden, NJ 08105

Volunteering at UrbanPromise provides an excellent opportunity to meet and form relationships with our youth, learn more about our programs, and help us reduce our budget by providing assistance where we need it most.

Individual volunteer opportunities are available throughout the week—during the day and evening—and include tutoring teens in our job training program, assisting with administrative and clerical work in our development office, and serving as an aide in an elementary classroom. Read on for more specific volunteer needs at UrbanPromise.

Those interested in volunteering are required to complete a volunteer application. 


Primary Volunteer Needs

UrbanPromise Academy Lunchroom Aide
Assist our high school faculty and staff in the lunchroom during the school’s two lunch periods. Aides are needed to supervise students and help sell food and drink items. Time commitment: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tutors for UrbanPromise Academy (9-12), CamdenForward School (K-8), or AfterSchool Programs (ages 5-14)
Tutor UrbanPromise students or AfterSchool Program participants in reading and math in a one-on-one or small group setting. Focus will be on providing students with support and strategies to become independent learners and thinkers. Time commitment: Depends on department. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

UrbanPromise Academy or CamdenForward School Administrative Assistant
While both of our schools have administrative support staff, additional help is needed in answering the phone, inputting data, making photocopies, filing, and creating school documents such as memos, letters to parents, and flyers. Time commitment: Monday-Friday, any two- to four-hour block of time.

CamdenForward School Classroom Aide
Assist teachers in the classroom with tutoring and reading to students, grading assignments, preparing bulletin boards, copying and filing documents, and other classroom-related duties. Time commitment: Monday-Friday, any number of hours between 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

ACT Tutors for StreetLeader Teens
Prepare teens in our StreetLeader job training program for the ACT college entrance exam. Tutors are needed in math and English. Time commitment: Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Facilities Maintenance
Help keep UrbanPromise a clean and beautiful place by assisting our facilities staff with campus upkeep. Duties include lawn mowing, painting, cleaning, and minor building repairs. Time commitment: Flexible. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

Vehicle Maintenance
Provide automotive maintenance and/or repairs for UrbanPromise buses and vans. Assistance is needed in changing oil and checking and maintaining both the interior and exterior of vehicles. Please bring your own equipment and tools. Time commitment: Flexible. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

Additional Needs

Provide our AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps with the supplies they need for successful programming. Partner with your church or business and collect non-perishable materials (i.e. art supplies, fitness equipment, Bibles) for a specific camp during the school year and/or summer. See UrbanPromise’s more Wish List for more information.

Intern Hosts
Allow our college-aged interns to experience a relaxing and fun-filled evening or weekend outside of UrbanPromise. Intern hosts typically offer an afternoon at the pool, a weekend at the beach, or a meal at one’s home. Because our interns volunteer their summer or year with UrbanPromise, they have little to no additional spending money. Help us demonstrate gratitude for their service and provide them with a fun day or night out by acting as an intern host.