SHOUT Union County seeks out volunteers

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Students Helping OUT Union County is an organization searching for high school volunteers this summer to help around Union County. The skills acquired in this program will help prepare them for future career and volunteer opportunities. This opportunity will provide young people with a safe way to spend their time this summer while adding another opportunity to their resume to impress potential employers.

“If you are looking for a position that enables you to sharpen your academic skills and work habits while helping to affect positive change in our community, the SHOUT program can connect you with opportunities for a productive volunteer experience,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados in a recent press release, who is the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the Workforce Investment Board and the Labor Advisory Board.

“A healthy, thriving community depends upon our ability to forge bonds between one generation and the next,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board in a recent press release. “This program involves our citizens, parents, schools, community leaders and business owners in a collaborative effort to provide students with valuable experiences they can draw upon throughout their lives.”

The program is currently accepting applications from high school students looking to improve their skills, knowledge and experiences. There are a variety of opportunities open to volunteers at this time. Another benefit of the program is a chance to develop new friendships and relationships.

Applications are currently being processed for a volunteer position through SHOUT. Use the online form at ucnj.org/youth or call the Office of Youth Services of the Department of Human Services, 908-558-2520. This program offers a way for students to get involved and network with businesses. It also provides them with a chance to complete any community service hours that may be required. This will ensure that all high school students in Union County are prepared for the future and have built relationships with local businesses.

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