Recent Volunteer Projects

Knights of Columbus: Coming to Our Rescue, Once Again!Knights of Columbus

We are so incredibly grateful for the all the help the Knights of Columbus from St. Gabriel’s Church in Marlboro have done for Collier Youth Services over the past few months, and they continue amaze us!

Most recently, 6 Knights answered our last-minute call for help without any questions. These Knights did it all—from demolition to building furniture—to make sure the Collier High School S.T.A.R. program’s facilities were ready to accept students who need extra support and motivation. 

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Thank you NJNG!
NJNG Volunteers
Wow - here is a team of people that can get things done!  Thanks to all of you for taking on this project – and for meeting our time crunch!  The hard-working team built a slew of furniture pieces in preparation for a new program to support our high school students.   
Thank you for your part in supporting our mission to help young people to move beyond their challenges. Through our unique, highly regarded special education programs, residential homes for young women, and summer recreational programs for low-income children, Collier helps young people to overcome the adversity in their lives and to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity, and hope. 
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State Street Volunteers help our Campers have a sweet day!

State StreetFor the past several years, State Street employees have come to Collier Youth Services to volunteer and, as an added bonus, State Street funds a special treat for our Kateri Day Camp campers. This year we were fortunate enough (again) to have a group of wonderful volunteers not only make our campers’ day, but help spruce up our campus.

These 7 volunteers, led by Lisa Carroll, repainted the lamp posts on the pathway from Collier High School and Smith Hall, helping to create a much cleaner look for when our students and staff walk between the buildings during the upcoming school year.
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Vonage Volunteers Help Create a Winter Wonderland

carnival Nothing says “summer” more than a carnival and cotton candy, and that is exactly what our campers experienced! This year’s Kateri Day Camp carnival theme was Winter Wonderland. Campers played winter themed carnival games run by the wonderful volunteers from Vonag

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DCF--Providing fun, books, and so much more!

Ten years ago, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) was born in response to the need to improve the lives of families involved with the child welfare system. The creation of DCF has been monumental and they are now a leader in providing guidance to the child welfare system, not only in the nation, but in the world.  For their anniversary, DCF participated in community activities and events throughout the state, such as hosting book drives so that families can read together and stocking food pantries to help provide meals to the homeless, just to name a few.


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Knights of Columbus Help Put The Finishing Touches On Our New Social Services Offices!

KofCCollier High School social workers finally have their own social services wing. This renovated space is home to 13 offices, 2 conference rooms, 1 group room, and a kitchen. To help get this space ready for our social workers to move in over the summer, the Knights of Columbus from St. Gabriel Church in Marlboro dedicated 4 Saturdays—a total of 123 volunteer hours!—to putting together the finishing touches by assembling new office chairs and desks. 

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Knights of Columbus Help Collier Start Caramore Farm
Knights of ColumbusWe couldn’t have asked for a nicer Saturday or a nicer group of volunteers! We were fortunate to have the Knights of Columbus from St. Gabriel’s church in Marlboro come and help clean and prepare one of our greenhouses so that Farmer Kristin can start seeding for Caramore Farm.

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Life’s a picnic when shared with friends…or in Collier’s case, life is a picnic with Vonage volunteers!
We were thrilled to have another great group of Vonage employees come to Collier to help us get ready for the 2015 Extended School Year and Kateri Day Camp. These amazing volunteers meticulously scraped and painted 15 picnic tables to make them look better than new!

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What a great day and even more amazing group of volunteers! Employees from Vonage came to Collier to revitalize the outdoor stage and benches just in time for our High School and Middle School graduations. This fun and energized group quickly went to work scrapping and sweeping away the chipped paint and debris before adding the well needed fresh coats of paint.

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Volunteering can be a walk in the park—and with a campus as picturesque as Collier,this can be taken literally! We are incredibly grateful to have had community members from Marlboro spend the afternoon blazing trails and cleaning up our woodlands in honor of Earth Day. 

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  • Caramore Farm