Thanks for visiting our Pioneers Chapter website. We’re excited that you are interested in learning more about the impact we make in our local communities. Our Chapter is part of the 325,000-member strong AT&T Pioneers.
The great thing about our organization is that everyone can participate, contributing the volunteer time you have available. We also have opportunities for families to be involved. Please contact me and anyone on our officer team to learn more about us. Or, click here to join today!
President, New Jersey Chapter
To be part of an organization that has been helping in local communities for over 105 years.
You may not know it but just in the past year the AT&T Pioneers led the collection of more than 50,000 pounds of food in a company wide food drive benefiting Share Our Strength.
We are also part of a Cell Phone Recycling Campaign where we collected over 25,000 cell phones that helped support Cell Phones for Soldiers.
AT&T Aspire is another important initiative for us. Bringing 100,000 high school students to AT&T work-places through the Job Shadow initiative.
Flag Day Festival
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 (rain date June 11), the Somerville Elks are hosting the Fourth Annual Flag Day Festival in celebration of the adoption of the United States Flag on the grounds of the Somerset County Courthouse in downtown Somerville, NJ, from 11:30 am to 4 pm. There will be live musical performances, a display of interesting military and rescue vehicles, patriotic art and digital image contest awards, and a street fair full of exhibitors and Americana craft vendors in one red, white, and blue festival with food and prizes that is the largest celebration of Flag Day in the region.
Project Leader: Maryann McGrath (email@example.com)
Schedule of current and upcoming volunteer opportunities both internal and outside the office, the vendor schedule and other announcements from the AT&T NJ Pioneers and ICEA KEF. Should you have any questions please contact the Project Leader listed under the specific project. Hope you have the time and interest to participate.
Pioneers Vendor Schedule (schedules will be sent separately and are subject to change without notice)
- Lillie Murray Telecom Pioneers Gift Shop Bedminster
We sell AT&T apparel, snacks, drinks, gifts, cards, balloons, books and so much more – all at discounted prices!!! Be sure to come and check out our new merchandise!! Normal work hours are 10am-2pm, on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and managed by retired employees/Pioneers. The income from the store helps support all of our AT&T NJ Pioneers projects.
- Pioneers Store Middletown
Located within the Pioneers Vendor Room, is on the 2nd Floor, Building A, and staffed by volunteers every 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday from 11:30am – 2pm. A portion of the store proceeds is returned to the Pioneers to help support our charitable activities in the local communities. If you have a local non-profit in mind to support, AT&T employees should contact a Pioneers Board member for more information.
Project Leader: Pat Hamilton (retiree)
- Chapter Board Secretary: We are in need of a secretary to record the meeting minutes and other responsibilities. If you are interested and/or have questions please contact Michael Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Chapter and Council Board Members (2017): Become the spark of change! Election season is here and if you are interested in joining the board of the chapter, the Liberty Garden Club, the Jersey Shore Club or Life Members Club please contact Michael Hickey (email@example.com). We need leadership and team work to continue the spirit of Pioneering and hope you will be part of the team.
- Liberty Garden Club Announces the Winners of our 2017 Scholarship Program
Zoee D. – $1,000 (Cornell University)
Griffin S. – $1,000 (Ohio State University)
Jeanette M. – $1,000 (Rutgers University)
Daniel S. – $1,000 (University of Michigan)
- Friends of Monmouth Battlefield Friday, June 9th and Friday, June 23rd
The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough). It is also known as the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. To most historians, it was a victory for the American Army which helped turn the tide of war towards Independence from Great Britain. It was the largest cannon battle of the American Revolution and many prominent figures of the American Revolution fought here: Washington, Lee, Lafayette, von Steuben and others played a prominent role in the battle. Today the Battlefield is managed under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a State Park, located in Manalapan and Freehold Townships.Since the beginning of the AT&T Cares project, AT&T employees, retirees and Pioneers have volunteers have assisted the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Inc. each year in the annual Battle of Monmouth reenactment which takes place in June, usually close to the actual date of the battle. This year the reenactment will take place the weekend of June 17th &18th.In order to prepare for and cleanup after the reenactment, your assistance is being requested on one of the following days:
Friday June 9th: Preparation for the Reenactment. Building of 18th century fences which will be used during the reenactment. Other activities include some possible gardening, painting of park benches and picnic tables, delivering wood to reenactor campsites and reenactor campsite preparation.
Friday June 23rd: Cleanup after the Reenactment: Breaking down of the 18th century fences and returning the pieces to storage. Cleanup of reenactor campsites and other trail maintenance and gardening activities.
It is recommended that each volunteer bring plenty of water as it will most likely be a hot day, almost the same climate as was experienced by the soldiers almost 250 years ago. Volunteers should prepare to wear long pants or spray themselves with tick spray as they will be working in the fields. Also, please wear work or gardening gloves. Please bring your lunches – or there are many places to eat lunch within a short drive (Freehold Raceway Mall is less than half a mile away). All volunteers will receive a T-shirt compliments of the AT&T Pioneers.
Without your help, this reenactment will not take place. The Park Staff, AT&T Pioneers and Friends of Monmouth Battlefield Inc. thank all potential volunteers for devoting their time towards this effort.
Project Leader: Chris Galinis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ronald McDonald House Dinner on Thursday, June 15th @ 4pm-6pm, 145 Somerset Street, New Brunswick
Calling all chefs! Liberty Garden Pioneers and you can continue to support the Ronald McDonald House Caring Cooks program and provide a nutritious meal for families whose children are receiving medical treatment at Robert Wood Johnson Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Volunteers are needed to set-up, prepare the meal and clean-up. We are looking for inspiring chefs to help and make a difference for these families!
Project Leader: Tracy Palumbo (email@example.com)
- Daughters of the American Revolution / Schuyler Hamilton House Friday, June 16th, from 12:30pm-4:00pm; 3 Olyphant Place, Morristown
Calling all gardeners! Help maintain the grounds of the Schuyler Hamilton House Museum for weekly visits from general public, scholars and school groups. The house is on US National Registry of Historic Places and part of Morristown Tourism locations. Looking for volunteers to do yard work, raking, mulching, weeding, plantings, lawn mowing and shrub maintenance.
Project Leader: Fran Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bedminster Blood Drive Zenith/Nadir Rooms: 1B115-1B117, Thursday, June 22, from 8am – 4pm
Volunteers are always needed to donate blood. Our goal is 120 donations! Your ‘1’ donation can save up to 3 lives! Volunteers are also needed to donate baked goods and recruit blood donors. Movie and free food (provided by the Pioneers) for all donors! Reserve your perfect time slot today by signing up directly online at http://nybloodcenter.org/. *Please use group code 62970 on the log in page to get to the schedule.
Project Leader: Lori Deutsch (email@example.com)
- Second Chance for Our Recreational Equipment (SCORE) – Used Sports Equipment Collection July 10 through July 21 in Bedminster
Are you wondering what to do with your kids’ old bats, gloves, lacrosse/hockey sticks, cleats, pads, soccer/football, helmets, or other sports equipment? Donate them to SCORE! This is a great way of knowing that your equipment will be redistributed to kids in New Jersey that need it. If your equipment is in good condition you can donate it. Equipment will be cleaned and delivered to kids that need it so they can play sports in their local community. Donations can be dropped off at the collection boxes located at the North/South building entrances.
Project Leader: Griffin Spielman (gs618d) or Marla Spielman (ms4562)
- Cell Phones for Soldiers in Bedminster, Middletown, Paramus and Piscataway
Your continued support of recycling your unwanted cell phones supports our soldiers serving overseas. Collection sites are located in the Pioneer Gift Shop (Bedminster); Pioneers Store (Middletown); 30 Knightsbridge, Piscataway with the box in the lobby; and 15 E. Midland Ave, Paramus with the box in the lobby.
Project Leader: John Wright (Bedminster Pioneers Gift Shop)
Project Leader: Ann Donnelly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Leader: Harry Cohen (Middletown Pioneer Store)
- Recycle for Sight in Bedminster, Middletown, Paramus and Piscataway http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/eyeglass-recycling.php
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The Pioneers are partnering with the Lions Clubs in the area to recycle used prescription, reading and sunglasses and plastic/metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed. If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need you can donate them in the Pioneer Gift Shop (Bedminster); Pioneers Store (Middletown); 30 Knightsbridge, Piscataway with the box in the lobby; and 15 E. Midland Ave, Paramus with the box in the lobby.
Become the spark of change! Join AT&T Pioneers – a volunteer network – online at https://www.pioneersvolunteer.org/join