South Orange PD seeks volunteers for crossing guard duty, DVRT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is looking for crossing guards and Domestic Violence Response Team volunteers. 

The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per diem school crossing guard positions. The volunteer’s duty would be to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as they cross the street before and after school. While wearing a safety vest, volunteers will check for oncoming traffic, step into the road and direct vehicles to come to a stop before instructing people to cross. Although this job requires minimal hours, volunteers must be comfortable working outdoors in various types of weather. Volunteers will need their own vehicle and cell phone, and must meet other requirements.

South Orange police and the Rachel Coalition are seeking volunteers for the village’s Domestic Violence Response Team. DVRT volunteers are trained to provide a variety of services to assist victims of domestic violence and those living in high-conflict households. Rachel Coalition offers individual counseling provided by licensed clinical social workers; child-focused individual and group counseling; group services; legal assistance provided by highly trained attorneys to assist in obtaining restraining orders and resolving related matters; referrals for shelters, with kosher provisions; information, referral, education and outreach; and social work services at Essex County Family Justice Center in Newark. 

If interested in either of these opportunities, contact SOPD Lt. Adrian Acevedo at 973-763-3000, ext. 7802, or