All Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can be very rewarding.  You will be able to work with public professionals who are
committed to quality and excellence in the delivery of all Borough services.  Volunteering allows the Borough to utilize its citizens in a unique and challenging way.


Fair Lawn Boards, Committees & Commissions:  

Generally, these groups are staffed by dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for a Board, Committee or Commission, please contact the Municipal Clerk's office for appointment procedures. Any person interested in service on a municipal board, committee or commission shall complete a Volunteer Leadership Form.

Arts Council, Environmental Commission, Garden Club, Green Team Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, Pedestrian Safety Committee, Planning Board, Property Maintenance, Rent Leveling Board, Shade Tree Advisory Committee, Zoning Board


Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps: 

Call 201-797-5321 for more information  |  Member: (16+) 


Department Of Public Works: 

Call 201-794-5341 for more information  |  Litter Clean Up Program (Outdoors, All Ages) 


Fair Lawn Emergency Management: 

Call 201-794-5390 for additional information.


Fair Lawn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):

Call Emergency Management at 201-794-5390 for additional information. 


Fair Lawn Fire Department: 

Call 201-794-5389 for information on contacting the firehouse in your neighborhood.  |  Junior Fire Fighter: (Age 16+)  |  Fire Fighter: (18+, live and/or work in Fair Lawn)

Fair Lawn Rescue Squad: 

Call 201-794-5388 for more information.  |  Rescue Youth Squad (Age 15-17)  |  Rescue Squad (18+)


Human Services: 

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm - For more information, email or call 201-794-5333. Parents calling or emailing on behalf of their children will not be considered for a volunteer position. 

  • Food Pantry Organization (Lifting Required, Age 14+)
  • Food Pickup and Delivery (As needed/pre-scheduled, Lifting required, Valid NJ Drivers License)
  • Holiday Food Basket (18+) (November)
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping (18+) (December)


Fair Lawn Police Department: 

Call the Fair Lawn Police Community Policing Unit at 201-794-5365.

  • Explorers Program (Age 14-21) 
  • Jr. Citizens Police Academy (Age 11-14) (One week summer program)
  • Citizens Police Academy (Age 18+) (Meets once a week for 12 weeks)


Senior Center:

Available to High School Students to Adults  |  Call 201-796-1191 for more information

  • Bingo Calling (Sat & Sun Only)
  • Clerical/Receptionist: General clerical and answering phones. 
  • Host or Assist an Activity: Please call the Director to discuss. 


Veterans Affairs: 

Call 201-794-5331 or email for more information


Veteran Assistance:

Available to anyone 13+ in age  |  Assisting Veterans with minor chores such as lawn mowing, snow removal or removing an air conditioner. Some heavy lifting or physical labor is to be expected.
Transportation for Veterans: (Valid NJDL required, 18+) Volunteers who are able to drive to VA doctors’ appointments or necessary Veteran related offices at no charge to the Veteran.

Fair Lawn TV: 

Fair Lawn Television Productions, Inc. is always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist us in the production of television programs, live broadcasts and our community bulletin board. Volunteers do not need any previous television experience and will be trained by FLTV Productions. Experience with a home video camera is helpful to new volunteers. Volunteers are required to attend one meeting per month, participate in the production of at least one show and assist in the live broadcast of Borough Council meetings.  To join, please download our application and fax or mail it to us.