Get Involved

There are countless ways to become involved with and help out at Isaiah House. A few opportunities are detailed below, but please don't be shy! If you have an idea, please reach out to us - we'd love to hear from you at volunteer@isaiahhouse.org.

FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS

Hundreds of individuals rely on the Isaiah House food pantry for their weekly provisions. We welcome individual dry good/canned food donations as well as items from food drives run by local organizations on our behalf.Please ensure that items have not exceeded their expiration date as we cannot distribute them. No glass please. Drop offs are accepted between the hours of 9am and 4pm on weekdays. If you are unable to drop off or have a large number of items and need to request a pick up, please call Latoya Anderson X3021 to arrange a drop off or pick up.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELPERS

Bring your team or a group of friends to Isaiah House to throw a party for the young residents who have birthdays that quarter!  Volunteers pick a theme, decorate the space, bring age appropriate gifts, and participate in an afternoon of fun, games and connection. Fill the residence with love and show Isaiah House’s kids that their birthdays are worthy of a fabulous celebration.  Volunteers’ children are welcome to attend and participate!

CLOTHING, HOUSEWARES & ELECTRONICS DRIVES

Every new arrival at Isaiah House is welcomed with a brand new set of twin sheets, towels and toiletries. When we help our residents transition from our shelter into permanent housing, we provide basic household items to get these individuals set up in their new homes. Donations of good quality, new or gently used sheets, towels, housewares, and electronics in good working condition (computers, TVs, iPads, phones etc.) are gratefully appreciated.  Please contact Latoya Anderson X3021 to arrange a drop off.

CUSTOMIZED DAY OF DOING

Networking with corporate professionals is a critical experience for our residents as they prepare to transition into their own homes and begin a career.  Isaiah House crafts customized “days of doing” for up to 50 volunteers based on the interests of the clients and your employees. Whether working on building a resume, acing an interview, managing finances or speaking in public, volunteers and clients learn from one another in a facilitated, structured experience that creates lasting connections.

VOLUNTEER

Our residents and clients need your support, guidance and inspiration. Make a difference in their lives by participating in these volunteer opportunities! Please contact Julia Hishmeh, Administrative and Development Assistant, at jhishmeh@isaiahhouse.org or (973) 678-5882 ext 3018 with any questions about the opportunities listed below.

 

OFFERING YOUR SKILLS

Do you have expertise in yoga, meditation, public speaking or networking skills? Come share your skills with our residents!  Are you adept at database management, social media marketing, or operations? Volunteer your time with our administrative team!  We are always looking for passionate individuals to support and strengthen our work.

 

It is very easy to send money to causes, and that is very important to do, but it is another thing to build a relationship with a local organization like Isaiah  House and see the impact you can make first hand, donating your time and expertise. My involvement has helped me to stay grounded and has opened my eyes to some of the true life challenges that people face each and every day right in our own back yard. It has also given my two school age sons an opportunity to give back and live their lives with a sense of gratitude and purpose. I hope to stay involved for many years to come.

Kristen Beveridge, Principal at KABWORKS and Former President of the Isaiah House Board

South Orange, NJ

Working with Isaiah House was a very enriching experience. The care and attention given by the staff was impeccable and the joy on the children's faces that were served was awesome beyond words. I look forward to doing more work there in the near future.

Erica Bradshaw, Actor, Singer, Teaching Artist at ericabradshaw.com

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