Mission Statement

To identify volunteer opportunities, coordinate events, and create a network of organizations to build relationships with the County’s diverse communities.

Contact the Office

The Office of Community Engagement & Diversity of the County of Union is located within the Department of Economic Development. If you have any questions regarding requesting volunteer services or partnering up with our Office for events, please contact Nathalie Hernandez.

Nathalie Hernandez, Coordinator
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 3rd Floor Elizabeth NJ 07207
908-527-4880 nahernandez@ucnj.org

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Provide outreach to local community based groups and volunteer organizations to create a network and directory of same.
Coordinate countywide community events and programs which foster and promote volunteerism in Union County.
Reinforce strategies for building relationships with the County’s diverse communities to include culture, lifestyle, ethnicity, and race.
Bring communities together on issues important to them and find creative & innovative solutions to ensure inclusion and collaboration on a multi-faceted vision for the County’s diverse communities.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.  For More Information on how to volunteer. More Information.

American Cancer Society One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment is transportation. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. And they need your help.  Their volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate. More information on how you can volunteer.

CASA of Union County Since 2005, CASA of Union County has been recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting community volunteers to advocate for the needs of children from birth to age 21 removed from home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and placed in foster homes or residential facilities. CASA volunteers ensure children’s best interests remain the priority while working toward establishing a safe, stable and permanent home for each child served. Become a volunteer: Be a voice for a child who needs you. Lives will change, including yours. More Information