One of our most valuable resources is the volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to help make South Orange among the best places to live, work, and visit in New Jersey.

Volunteering Categories

Volunteering in South Orange broadly falls into three categories:
  • South Orange Statutory Boards - Boards strictly governed by State statutes and for which appointments are limited to a finite number of individuals for fixed terms.
  • South Orange Committees, Advisory Groups, and Working Groups - Enabled by South Orange's governing body, for which appointments typically are made by the Board of Trustees, Village President, or Village President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.
  • Independent Boards and Committees - Organizations operating independently of the Township of South Orange Village.
Please use this Volunteering Directory (PDF) as an easy way to:
  1. Learn about the extent to which volunteers contribute to South Orange and to the quality of life enjoyed by residents, students, property and business owners, and visitors.
  2. Identify ways in which you can volunteer, and get involved to support your community.
Due to the enormous number of independent organizations, there likely are organizations inadvertently omitted. Please direct these organizations to the Village Clerk.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to a South Orange board or committee, please complete this Volunteer Application and submit it with your resume, biography, or curriculum vitae (c.v.).

Please note that you must be a South Orange resident, business owner or property owner and at least 18 years of age to be considered. (Note: Most statutory boards and some committees are limited to residents.)