What can you do to make our towns truly inclusive? Our committees are a great way to meet new people, be active in community life, and use your talent in support of stable integration. Become one of the 100+ volunteers that makes the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race work! 

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Willing to work with a diverse group of your neighbors? We invite you to participate on any of our committees or, if you prefer short-term commitments, to support us with your talents. There’s a job for every schedule and level of time commitment, from single projects to regular monthly meetings. Join us!

To let the Coalition know that you are a potential volunteer, complete the volunteer application here.

Visit our Committee pages to learn about how they work toward our mission of racial integration, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Schools Join this committee to work on integrated schools and classrooms, racial equity in education, and programs like Talking to Children about Race and more.
  • Community Engagement Join a group of SOMA residents to plan and oversee community programming like the Dr. King Observance, the Luminary Project, Conversations on Race, and events for Black History Month, Integration through the Arts, and more.
  • Marketing All types of marketing and communications talent is welcome to support our websites, social media, analytics, and targeted marketing.
  • Residential Work with neighborhood groups and realtors on building a welcoming, inclusive community, and support our Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan program and affordable housing work.
  • Fundraising We have multiple fundraising needs from sponsorship acquisition to grant writing to event planning and support. 
  • Research & Evaluation (demographics and more) Work on our demographics studies and reporting team using your research and analytical skills in the areas of housing, demographics, real estate, and schools.
We would love to meet and chat about how you can help with our intentional integration mission! Interested volunteers should contact Program and Volunteer Coordinator Megan Clement at [email protected]