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Hockey in New Jersey Volunteer Opportunities

The hard work and support of Hockey in New Jersey Volunteers have made it possible to provide an opportunity for boys and girls to play hockey for free over since 2003. With over 1,000 current participants in Belleville, Englewood, Jersey City, Newark, and Montclair, Hockey In New Jersey is looking to grow our dedicated volunteer coaching staff! 

HNJ depends on volunteers to be positive role models for participants and to create a fun filled safe environment for children to learn and grow through the sport of hockey. 

All potential volunteers are subject to HNJ’s screening process, which includes a background check, phone screen, and required certification courses.

How To Volunteer

If you would like to become a Hockey in New Jersey Volunteer, please fill out the following: 2022- 23 Volunteer Waiver/Registration Forms and HNJ will schedule a phone screen to discuss ways to volunteer.

Lead Coach

The role of Lead Coach will serve as the main point of contact for each site. Lead Coaches will serve as a mentor to participants and promote a positive culture on and off the ice. Tasks include supervising On-Ice Volunteers, creating and executing practice plans, overseeing the site’s House League, and coaching Semi-Travel teams. Previous coaching experience is required.

On-Ice Volunteer

Hockey in New Jersey On-Ice Volunteers are essential to reinforcing the positive life skills ice hockey provides. In addition to assisting Lead Coaches in all aspects of on-ice practices, On-Ice Volunteers also coach House League teams, semi-travel teams, and chaperone locker rooms. Hockey experience is required and previous coaching experience is a bonus. 

Tutors & Mentors

Tutors: Providing instruction, educational counseling and support, analyzing skills assessments, and developing student-specific action steps based on results. Additional SAT Prep tutors are needed to implement and teach SAT prep lessons to prepare high school HNJ members for college entrance tests, including SAT and ACT tests.

Mentor: Giving young persons in need of social, developmental and emotional support the companionship of a caring adult. Mentors will be responsible for meeting with assigned mentor group, organizing monthly outings, working closely with HNJ staff utilizing the Restorative Practices circle framework and serving as a role model to members of HNJ. 

Off-Ice Volunteer

Off-Ice Volunteer responsibilities come in different forms, but are essential to HNJ. Duties include team management; scorekeeping games; working registrations/equipment handouts; equipment maintenance, organizing, and inventory; administrative tasks; locker room supervision, and more. 

Youth Volunteer

Hockey in New Jersey Youth Volunteers have a passion for hockey and giving back to the community. Youth Volunteers assist On-Ice Volunteers during practice sessions and Off-Ice Volunteers equipping participants. Those Youth Volunteers with USA Hockey Referee Certifications also can referee House League games. HNJ works with volunteers who need community service hours.