Union County, NJ – Students looking to get more involved with businesses, organization and institutions in Union County must while burnishing their skills can apply for volunteer positions through SHOUT, the Students Helping OUT program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

“If you are looking for a position that enables you to sharpen your academic skills and work habits while helping to affect positive change in our community, the SHOUT program can connect you with opportunities for a productive volunteer experience,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the Workforce Investment Board and the Labor Advisory Board.

“A healthy, thriving community depends upon our ability to forge bonds between one generation and the next,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “This program involves our citizens, parents, schools, community leaders and business owners in a collaborative effort to provide students with valuable experiences they can draw upon throughout their lives.

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SHOUT offers a wide range of resources to help high school students complete their required high school community service hours, develop new relationships with local businesses, and network with people who are committed to ensuring that students are prepared for the future.

To begin the application process for a volunteer position through SHOUT, use the online form at ucnj.org/youth or call the Office of Youth Services of the Department of Human Services, 908-558-2520.