News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director
Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul Drake, Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2023
Somerset County Seeks Volunteers for Fall Leaf Clean-Up Project
Help the Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities Prep for Winter
SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services seeks individuals and groups to volunteer for its annual Fall Leaf Clean-Up project. Volunteers will rake leaves for elderly and disabled homeowners who are unable to do their yard work. Volunteer Services encourages residents to sign up early so they can serve as many people as possible. The project will take place on Nov. 18.
Volunteering allows residents an opportunity to give back to their communities. Friends, families, church groups, sports teams, Girl Scouts and Boy Scout Troops, 4-H Clubs, high school clubs, or other groups are welcome to sign up for the annual tradition.
All volunteers must register as a team of at least four adults or the youth-strength equivalent. Any group containing youth must include at least one adult. A group can consist of people who form a temporary team for this event, even if they are not a formal club or organization.
Details About the Fall Leaf Clean-Up Project
The annual leaf clean-up project is a one-day event that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18. Anyone who would like to volunteer but cannot make it on Nov. 18, is welcome to schedule an alternative date and time through the Office of Volunteer Services.
Volunteers MUST provide their personal tools for this event. Leaf blowers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Rakes and tarps are required.
Individuals Who Need Volunteers Services
Elderly Somerset County Residents or individuals with disabilities who need leaf raking services can call the Office of Volunteer Services AFTER Oct. 2 at 908-704-6301 or email VolunteerSvs@co.somerset.nj.us.
About the Office of Volunteer Services
The goal of the Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services is to make an impact and strengthen communities by assisting residents to improve their quality of life.
# # #