Special Olympics of New Jersey Volunteer Opportunities

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all staying cool in this weather and looking forward to enjoying the holiday tomorrow!

For the past few years, PNRA/Mercer has partnered with the Special Olympics of New Jersey to help them in running Camp Shriver. Camp Shriver is a 4 week program run by the SONJ focused on teaching new sports and making new friends to positively impact the lives of their athletes.

We are thrilled to have been asked back for another year, and will again be working with the SONJ athletes on Mondays. Camp Shriver is held at the SONJ main facility right off Princeton Pike by the 95 interchange in Lawrence, NJ, and the dates for camp with Mercer this summer will be July 9, 16, 23, and 30. For those of you who have not volunteered before, we run 5 20-25 minute sessions on the erg for the athletes during each session, focused on teaching proper technique and having fun. I need your help in making this possible! There are two sessions each day – 1-4pm and 5:30-8pm. Usually, junior athletes work the evening session and masters focus on the earlier session.

 If you are able to volunteer, please click the link below and sign up for as many days as you can! There are tabs for each day, so please ensure you sign up for all the days you are able. I will be reaching out to everyone who has signed up by Thursday to get ready for this Monday. This is a very rewarding experience and I encourage everyone to sign up for all 4 days if they can, as it helps them form a real bond with the athletes.


 Once again, thank you for your assistance and please email me with any questions! I hope to see many of you next Monday!