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Discover the wide range of volunteer opportunities at Family Promise – from being on a subcommittee , to tutoring/mentoring, to assisting with fundraising events. There is something for everyone!

Volunteers play an essential role in helping families experiencing homelessness

attain sustainable independence.


With the changes we have had to make during the pandemic, our volunteer needs have changed  specifically to mentoring and tutoring. If you would like to help any of our families, please contact us for more information. 

Current Opportunities


This year we decided to make reaching our goal to end homelessness more efficient than ever by creating subcommittees and delegating tasks to each! If you want to volunteer and help us out here at FPHC, then please consider joining one of our subcommittees! You can find a summary of each subcommittee and a button to submit your application for the one of your choice below!

Board (Membership)

Subcommittee Chair

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Bradley DeBose


The Board (Membership) Subcommittee’s purpose is to find people who would make great board members! To be a board member, one needs more than just passion for a cause, though passion definitely helps a lot! A board member needs to be able to bring something to the table that can help FPHC grow further to better assist the families in our care. This can be anything from experience to connections to the ability to attend events as an FPHC representative! On top of that, the FPHC Board makes critical decisions in the direction FPHC goes, so one would need to be decisive and think critically. Thus, the Board (Membership) Subcommittee plays an important role in helping decide the future of FPHC!


Subcommittee Chair

The Building Subcommittee’s purpose is to help FPHC get our first building! Thanks to the rising price of rent, a lot of research, and some great advice, we have made the decision to go in a new direction and house families in our own building. This will not only help our nonprofit financially, but it will also make it easier for us to assist the families in our care! However, before we can do all that, we obviously need a building first! Thus, the Building Subcommittee will help us make the best decision we can in regard to this for both FPHC and the families we assist!

Tonya Keyes

Vice President


Subcommittee Chair

Suzanne Goldstein-Smith


The Finance Subcommittee’s purpose is to help assist with finances related to FPHC. This ranges from helping find less costly but still high-quality alternatives for necessary items or subscriptions to creating budgets to any other finance-related tasks. As a nonprofit, we need to be extra cautious when it comes to spending the donations generously given to us, which is why having multiple extra sets of hands will be a great help! Thus, the Finance Subcommittee will help ensure all donations are used as efficiently and effectively as possible!


Subcommittee Chair

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Debra Pelto, PhD


The Fundraising Subcommittee’s purpose is to help plan and carry out FPHC fundraising events.  As a nonprofit, we don’t charge fees for our services, making fundraising an essential part of our income. Without fundraisers and the generous donors and volunteers who participate in them, we would be in big trouble! Tasks for this subcommittee can range from brainstorming ideas to finding venues and donors, to participating in person during an event. Thus, this subcommittee makes an important contribution to ensuring FPHC has the resources we need to carry out our mission.


Subcommittee Chair

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Cynthia M. Blue


The Outreach Subcommittee's purpose is to reach out to the community and raise awareness for both FPHC and homelessness. While people know homelessness exists, it is often only a fleeting thought. However, homelessness is still a prevalent problem that people need to be aware of to be able to help prevent and end it. Additionally, we find more often than not that people are not aware of our nonprofit and how they can help us make our community a better place. Thus, the Outreach Subcommittee was born to fix these problems and help bring in more kind souls in the battle against homelessness.

If any of these subcommittees piqued your interest, please consider applying for them via the button below!

Future Opportunities

Festival Participation!

This year we hope to increase our community involvement and engagement. As such, we decided to extend the offer of future volunteer opportunities to those who are interested!


We plan to sign up for upcoming festivals in Jersey City and will be providing more information on our attendance at them as we finalize the details. If you are interested in hearing more about these opportunities, please email our Research Director, Alyssa Lopez, at the following email address: Please put "Interested In Future Volunteer Opportunities" as the subject of the email.


When the information becomes available, Ms. Lopez will be sending out an email to all those who have previously contacted her. Additionally, if you are not interested now, the information will also be put up on this page in case you change your mind!

Past Opportunities

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Our Fall event, An Evening of Promise: Bridging a Better Future Together, was a celebratory fundraiser cocktail party honoring our Board Member Sister Georgette Gavioli's 29 years of service at St. Aloysius. The proceeds funded the general operating cost of our shelter locations. The celebration took place Thursday, October 28th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City. Each tax deductible ticket was priced at $65.75, the cost for one day of keeping our shelters open that temporarily house our homeless families. Our goal was to raise enough funds via tickets, journal advertisements and sponsorships to cover our shelter operating costs for one year.


Would you have been willing to help us with our event to help keep our families sheltered?


We were happily accepting volunteers and would find a way to make use of your skills, no matter what they were.

If you are interested in any opportunities like this one, please contact Alyssa Lopez, our Research Director, at

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“Each time we make room for strangers, we chip away at the fear and isolation and heartbreak in our world. We also get to participate in something that is life giving, both to us and the people we welcome.”

Volunteer from Family Promise of Beaufort County, SC

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