Anchor House’s mission is to work with homeless, runaway and abused children and youths to enable them to utilize their strengths and the support of their families and communities to help ensure a stable and successful home. Anchor House offers services for children from birth to 21 years of age.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Trenton, Anchor House receives funding through city, state, deferral and corporate sources, as well as private foundation and donations from the public. The Ride for Runaways raises about a third of the funds to cover the annual operating costs at Anchor House.
The agency depends on committed members, organizations, and religious groups to help continue to volunteer with Anchor House programs. Being a part of the Anchor House Volunteer Team is an extremely rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you will give of your time and talents to help our children and youth. Training and supervision are provided to all volunteers. Individuals and groups are encouraged to make a weekly or monthly commitment during the evenings or weekends. If at all possible, we ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one 4-hour shift per month. Most volunteers find that they enjoy their time with the children and youth so much that they volunteer more frequently.
• Mentor children & youth
• Assist with recreational activities
• Provide homework help
• Help care for the children & youth
• Help with fundraising events
• Cook, paint, and do home repairs
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our youth, consider joining the Anchor House Volunteer Team. To apply to be a volunteer, please contact Emily Koper, Volunteer Coordinator at: (609) 392-6100, or visit. www.anchorhousenj.org.