There is no greater reward than knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer with the Food Pantry, the Thrift Shop, our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mentoring Program, and fundraising events. From teens to seniors, all ages are welcome. Whether you have special skills to offer or you simply want to lend a hand, we help you help others by offering volunteer training and ongoing support.

Grateful for Our Volunteers

For more than 100 years, NFSB has relied on the commitment and compassion of volunteers to improve the quality of life for people in the Nutley community.

Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to operate the NFSB Thrift Shop and Food Pantry and support fundraising events and community outreach initiatives.

How to Get Started

Attend a Volunteer Information Open House, held on the second Monday (11 am) and third Tuesday (6 pm) of the month.


Please fill the Volunteer Application online here.

Other forms can be completed in person during the volunteer interview or filled out and mailed to
Nutley Family Service Bureau, 169 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ 07110, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator.

You may also scan your completed forms and email them to volunteer@nutleyfamily.org.

After receipt of your volunteer application you will be invited to meet with the volunteer coordinator for a brief interview.

*A paper application may be picked up in the reception area of the NFSB Office or can be requested from the Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Volunteer Liability Waiver & Photo Release FormDOWNLOAD
  • Confidentiality Acknowledgement FormDOWNLOAD
  • Registry Of Offender FormDOWNLOAD
  • Volunteer Information & Application FormDOWNLOAD
  • Youth Volunteer (under 18 years old)
    Liability Waiver & Photo Release FormDOWNLOAD
  • Confidentiality Acknowledgement FormDOWNLOAD
  • Registry Of Offender FormDOWNLOAD
Cheers to NFSB Volunteers!
We Appreciate All You Do!

Volunteers play a key role in supporting NFSB’s dedication to community service. The essential qualification for NFSB volunteerism is a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the community through the agency’s social service operations.

The Thrift Shop is always in need of help for retail sales, merchandising and inventory. The Food Pantry requires much assistance for food drive collections, stocking shelves, and distributing goods. So many opportunities to get involved!

NFSB appreciates the time and energy that every volunteer puts forth to helping the agency make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and families in the community! If you wish to volunteer, please download the appropriate forms above.


The NFSB Thrift Shop and Food Pantry run on generosity. The generosity of those who donate goods and the generosity of time and energy from the cadre of committed and enthusiastic Thrift Shop and Food Pantry volunteers. Without their service, the Thrift Shop and the Food Pantry operations would not be possible. Volunteers enjoyed a lovely outdoor appreciation luncheon at the home of Taji Karim-Reisch, NFSB Trustee. Peg Conca, Pantry/Shop Manager, and Katherine Carmichael, Executive Director, lead the effort to thank Thrift Shop and Food Pantry volunteers for all their dedication and energy.