Fire Department or Ambulance Corps in your town.
Free to join, free uniform, free training. What's not to love about it?
The Masonic (Freemason, F&AM) organizations are also great for volunteering and contributing to charity as well.
If you're interested in politics, you can volunteer (or perhaps even be paid) working for a political campaign. A few years ago, I got a summer job as a canvasser. With elections in November, they usually start canvassing in May or June. I've also canvassed as a volunteer in high school on Election Day.
Other than that, I've also done volunteer work at an animal shelter, a women's and children's center, a homeless shelter, and the Boys & Girls Club. Although most of my volunteering was in north Jersey, since that's where I went to college, you should definitely check out places in central Jersey such as Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick, and branches of the Boys & Girls Club in Union County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, and Perth Amboy.
I recently signed up to volunteer for the ASPCA in Eatontown, NJ ! If you're an animal lover (specifically cats), definitely a great place to volunteer your time!
Thanks for all the suggestions! I was hoping to find a group of people to go volunteer with. Up until last year there was this group called Team Charity that organized different volunteer outings and I used to go with them once a month. That group has since been dissolved and I was just wondering if there were other groups out there who organize and schedule volunteer efforts.
I guess for now, if anyone knows of a volunteer opportunity and you don't want to go by yourself, let me know and if I have nothing else going on and if it's a cause I could get behind, then I'll tag along?
Where were you on Sunday? I thought you might come out for the Freedom Run.