The following agencies seek volunteers:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s El Centro Program seeks volunteers for its mentoring program. Potential volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment requiring at least two hours a week.  Founded in 1999, El Centro has been a trusted resource in the Spanish-speaking community for those seeking help with basic needs, job training, English as a Second Language, parenting classes and immigration services. For more information, call 609-394-2056, ext. 3301.

Family & Children’s Service, Long Branch,has a volunteer opportunity for adults who will read to kindergarten and first-grade students during school hours for one hour each week. The organization provides outreach to 18 public schools in Monmouth County. No previous teaching experience is required; training will be offered and books are supplied. For more information, call 732-222-9111, ext. 151.