Supporting community & outreach activities is an important part of our AAUW program.
Members (Only) – Password Required: Please see our Community and Outreach (Members Only) Page
Freehold Soup Kitchen
Members volunteer to work at the Freehold Soup Kitchen on the third Monday of the month (November to April), from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Freehold Area (NJ) Branch Human Trafficking Awareness Initiatives Our branch arranged for our local communities to adopt proclamations regarding the problem, and declare January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Open Door After School Program
Members take part in the Open Door After School Program, in St. Peter’s Church Parish House – 33 Throckmorton Street in Freehold, on Mondays to Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM, working with children from Freehold Borough in grades 3, 4, & 5 whose teachers have recommended them as needing help, Volunteers pick one day per week that is convenient for them.
Thank you cards from the children
Reading Buddies engages senior volunteers in promoting childhood literacy in underserved Monmouth County public schools. It currently serves over 1,600 students in 79 classrooms in 16 Monmouth County public elementary school (including Freehold Borough, Marlboro, and Keyport schools). Today nearly 200 Retired and Senior Volunteers read to the same small groups of students each week throughout the school year using a read-aloud format that augments the school’s regular reading curriculum. Reading Buddies remains the only in-school program of its kind in Monmouth County.
It’s once a week and times and days are different at each school. The program usually begins in October and ends in May, with a number of days off because of school holidays and half days. They need substitutes, if you can’t commit to every week.
See the Family & Children’s Services website for more information, or call: 732-222-9111.