We are pleased to mentor students through our internship programs, and provide continued support as they pursue career opportunities, including resume reviews, references, letters of recommendation and career counseling.
We have volunteer opportunities to suit a variety of interests, skills and availability. Whether you are considering volunteering regularly or occasionally; day or weekend; using your hands, head or both; we can always use more help! Here are a few ways you can lend a hand:
Join us for our monthly Saturday morning (9:00AM-12:00PM) Volunteer Days, on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May-October. We welcome volunteers (individuals, families, clubs, scouts) to stop by and help with some much needed cleanup in our gardens and grounds. Bring work gloves if you have them.
> No registration is required, but please let us know if you are bringing a group (5 or more)
Join one of our standing Committees:
Special Events - Earth Day 2023
Gardens & Grounds - maintaining and improving our gardens, pathways and public spaces
Arts - develop our music, theatre, photography and fine arts programs and events.
We can always use a hand with:
Please Contact Us to Learn More and Join the Team!
Volunteers are critical to our success - and we have some terrific ones we'd like to thank and shine a light on!
Jeff has been working with us since winter 2016/2017, handling a wide variety of tasks. He is a retired engineering and operations executive from the consumer products industry. Fortunately, he enjoys “figuring it out”, as his previous life makes him a skilled craftsman at nothing we do here. Also fortunate: he has a lot of tools, most of which he knows how to use. (LOL) He says that it is fulfilling and fun to work with the other volunteers and dedicated staff to realize the New Weis Center’s potential. When he's not busy at Weis, Jeff would rather be flying or on his motorcycle riding roads he has never been on. Life is great!
Steve joined us in Fall 2017 after reading an article about the reopening of The New Weis Center under a new nonprofit, and learning that volunteers were needed to help repair the cabins and main building. He has fond memories of coming to Weis with his family for Scout programs, so he decided to offer his help. Steve is a retired architect who also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity doing hands-on construction work, and for JORBA working on the biking trails in the area. He has lived in Ringwood for 30 years, and loves the access to nature it provides. He especially enjoys hiking and biking in Ringwood State Park. His work at Weis has included everything from maintenance tasks in our main building, to making trebuchets for our field trips, and work around the grounds. He and Jeff Bower (above) are also helping us get one of the cabins on the property ready to house an onsite caretaker/handyman.
Maggy Rose Chamberlain
Maggy Rose is an Herbalist with a broad and ever-expanding knowledge of plants and their medicinal properties. Her education includes the Heart of Herbs Master Herbalist course. Making sustainable and accessible medicine is among her greatest passions. Maggy has a deep love for the history-rich land of the New Weis Center, and has been an active and dedicated volunteer since 2020.
Cliff & Jean Huntington
Cliff and Jean have been volunteering at Weis since we opened in 2016. They are active volunteers for many community organizations. Jean volunteers for NJ Veterans Home in Paramus, NJ, outreach and teaching Sunday School for her Preakness Reform Church in Wayne, NJ, Jean has also been active through Habitat for Humanity, and was a part of the first Women Build for Paterson Habitat for Humanity. Cliff is active Tri-County Cruisers Car Club. They have assisted at many special events and do a lot of painting and staining including recently nature house, deck basement classroom renovation. Kids were active in scouting and felt they needed to come back and support the next generation and nature ecology outdoors. Not just volunteers, but active participants in our public programs. Generous donors
Paul and his family's ties to Weis go back to the Camp Midvale days, and he remains committed to seeing the Center flourish. Paul keeps the property mowed, including the large recreation field. He has also assisted with several events, and is always ready to lend a hand.
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" ~ Helen Keller
VOLUNTEERING at WEIS!