Category Archives: Volunteer


Crisis Hotline Volunteers needed for CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ training beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018, once a week for 12 weeks from 6:30-9:30 P.M.  Training will be held at The Chelsea in Brick. CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline that also provides information & referral to community resources.  All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.  Training is free.  BECOME A VOICE TO THOSE IN DISTRESS–Make a difference in your community! – call 732-240-6104 for additional information and registration.

Volunteers needed to help at blood drives

NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The blood mobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, perform canteen duties and make appointments for their next donation. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741.

Blood donation opportunities available throughout New Jersey

New Jersey residents have the opportunity to help local hospitals and residents in need this month, with assistance from Community Blood Services.

The Bergen County-based organization will hold 49 community blood drives throughout November, in 10 different New Jersey counties, and 2 in New York. The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, and in addition will be given access – exclusively on the day of their donation – to the online “Donor Express” health questionnaire, which helps to streamline the actual blood donation process. Continue reading Blood donation opportunities available throughout New Jersey

Community Blood Services Urges Donors to Make Future Appointments Due to Shelf Life of Blood

Following an overwhelming response this week from blood donors across the nation to support victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the immediate blood needs have been met. Donors came out in large numbers to give blood following the tragedy; however, they won’t be eligible to donate again until early December.  Since blood has a shelf life of just 42 days, Community Blood Services is urging donors to make future appointments to ensure that patients have an ample supply of lifesaving transfusions going into and through the winter holiday season. To make a donation appointment, visit <web site> or call (201)251-3703. Continue reading Community Blood Services Urges Donors to Make Future Appointments Due to Shelf Life of Blood

NJ citizens urged to donate blood in response to national blood supply

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria have worsened already critical shortage

The need for blood doesn’t stop for hurricanes. In fact, it becomes far more intense.

Given the catastrophic tropical storm season of 2017 – with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico – Community Blood Services’ parent organization, Blood Systems, is providing support on multiple fronts in the mainland U.S. and the Caribbean. Continue reading NJ citizens urged to donate blood in response to national blood supply


 If you can volunteer a few hours to help us clean out….
As we find ourselves wrapping up and reflecting on a successful summer, we realize there is much to accomplish before we are fully buttoned up and ready to go into Winter Hibernation.
We all love what LBIF offers our community – arts, science, friendship & happy memories –  so, we are hoping you will help give back a little “love” to LBIF with a community “PIZZA PITCH-IN” on Monday, September 18th from 9AM – 4PM.
After 70 years (and still standing), we have accumulated our fair share of not only great memories, but also unclaimed art work, equipment, decor, stationary, and a whole host of other items.
We would greatly appreciate your pitch in to help on Monday, September 18th. If you can volunteer a few hours or even the whole day, please do let us know in advance for scheduling.
We will be ready for your arrival with smiles, gratitude, projects and pizza! Lunch which will be served in our gallery at 1:00PM. See you then.

Blood Donations needed pre and post Labor Day Holiday!

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of  New York Blood Center (NYBC), is urging the public to donate blood as we head into the Labor Day holiday.  New Jersey roads are packed with cars heading to the beach and the mountains. With so many people on vacation, blood donations drop significantly the last week of August into the first ten days of September as parents and students prepare for the start of the school year.

The need for blood never takes a holiday.  Blood donations are urgently needed this time of year.  Not only do we see fewer blood donations, but fewer blood drives are scheduled during this two week period. Patients in local hospitals still need blood for emergencies and regular treatments, however.

Continue reading Blood Donations needed pre and post Labor Day Holiday!

Immediate Care and Central Jersey Blood Center to Host Blood Drive

On August 24, Immediate Care Medical Walk-In will host a blood drive at their Lacey and Brick locations. Due to the critical need for blood each year in July and August, Immediate Care has collaborated with Central Jersey Blood Center, a nonprofit blood collection and distribution organization, to contribute to the urgent need of blood in New Jersey.

The blood drive will begin at Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Lacey, located in the Lacey Medical Arts Building, at 833 Lacey Rd, Forked River, from 9AM-11:30AM and will then move to Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Brick, located at 8 Brick Plaza from of 2PM-4:30PM. Each person who makes a blood donation will receive a $10 Exxon Mobil gift card. Continue reading Immediate Care and Central Jersey Blood Center to Host Blood Drive

Blood Reserves Challenged by Patient Demand

Tuesday, July 18, 2017   JCC of Monmouth County, 100 Grant Ave., Deal 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday, July 21, 2017   St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, July 27, 2017   Howell Elks, 84 Ramtown‑Greenville Rd., Howell 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 30, 2017   Deal Community, 54 Roosevelt Ave., Deal 11:00 am to 6:30 pm

Monday, July 31, 2017   Whole Foods Market, 471 State Route 35 North, Red Bank 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Continue reading Blood Reserves Challenged by Patient Demand