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Photo of volunteers planting in a community garden

Spring into Action 2024 

Join us for a fun and fulfilling morning of volunteering on Saturday, April 20. 

Spring into Action brings together Domenica Foundation friends and supporters with our community partners. Together, we open the door of opportunity for underserved Camden residents.

There’s a job for everyone. Children are welcome! Please read the partner and project descriptions carefully and sign up for the project that interests you. 

We’ll meet at Cathedral Kitchen at 8 am on April 20 for a welcome breakfast. Everyone gets a T-shirt!

At 9 am, you’ll travel to the partner site you chose when you signed up. We’ll hook you up with a ride from Cathedral Kitchen if you need it.

When you arrive, you’ll get a tour of the partner site and learn about its work. Then, dig into your chosen project! Work till noon or till you get tired. You’ll find that volunteering with others is both fun and fulfilling.

Partner sites and projects

Each partner site has a set capacity for volunteers, so it’s important for you to sign up for the project you want. Children are welcome at any site, but some sites have kid-friendly projects, noted below.

Heart of Camden works to enhance the quality of life of the South Camden community through programs for housing restoration, economic expansion, and community development.

  • Volunteers: 15
  • Project: Demolition work, cleaning, trash removal–all to prepare a home for a first-time homebuyer

Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society improves the quality of life by promoting affordable housing and neighborhood development.

  • Volunteers: 20 (good for kids!)
  • Project: Beautifying Church Street: cleaning up the street, doing some light landscaping on SJCS property, installing mailboxes and flowerpots

LUCY Outreach empowers youth to form healthy relationships, make good choices, and develop into compassionate and socially responsible adults. 

  • Volunteers: 20+ (good for kids!)
  • Projects: setting up and decorating the parent/guardian alumni building, landscaping, cleaning and organizing, painting, cooking meals

Sorry, this site is FULL.  Cathedral Kitchen uses food to nourish people, train people, and employ people toward its mission to end hunger. 

  • Volunteers: 20 (good for kids!)
  • Project: Preparing meal-to-go bags, assembling utensil packets, making PB&J sandwiches, decorating placemats

Sorry, this site is FULL. The NJ Tree Foundation is dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey’s most urban neighborhoods, where the need is greatest. 

  • Volunteers: 15 (good for kids!)
  • Planting trees. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you can get dirty

Sorry, this site is FULL. Joseph’s House of Camden seeks to holistically and individually engage people experiencing homelessness in gaining stability and control of their lives. 

  • Volunteers: 10
  • Projects: Preparing outdoor gardens (Earth Day project, weather permitting), preparing and serving lunch, talking with guests, cleaning indoor spaces, sorting and organizing donations

Sorry, this site is FULL. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey provides hope, help, and home for families of seriously ill children. 

  • Volunteers: 12 (good for kids!)
  • Projects: planting, weeding, and cleaning up the outside grounds; readying rooms for guests, baking treats for guests