Becoming a Volunteer Coach

Volunteers should take their time to review theBorough of River Edge Volunteer Handbook.

All Volunteer Coaches are required to complete the Rutgers SAFETY Certification. 

Go to for list of certification clinics in the area.  

All Volunteer Coaches are required to Undergo a Criminal Background Check! 

The Borough of River Edge Ordinance #1501 requires criminal background checks for River Edge volunteers involved with Borough sponsored programs or services involving minors. 

Follow the link to download the background check instructions.

If you have further questions contact Chief Mike Walker at 201-599-6314

All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among students athletes!

An online concussion training for coaches through the Center for Disease Control is required for all volunteer coaches

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports fact sheets specifically for coaches, for athletes and for parents are to be distributed to the appropriate group by each youth sport league every season

All Volunteer Coaches will be required to be trained in the use of the Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AED which are located at KBG Field, Little League Fields, Roosevelt School Field and Cherry Hill School Field. Click the link for this training video CardiAcademy Courses

Step 1 - click link to CardiAcademyAED Training Video

Step 2 - Enter your name at beginning of on line training video so it can be printed on your certificate upon completion.

Step 3 - Complete online training video and once completed certificate comes up on your screen, using your browser's print function, print hard copy, print to a PDF, or screenshot.

Step 4 - Upload screenshot or PDF of the completed training page to Community Pass

All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in Children Abuse and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination.  



The MEL has developed two 15 minute training videos:

    • Protecting Children from Abuse
    • Building a Safe Workspace: Anti Harassment and Discrimination

Once all Mandatory Courses are completed, you must upload to your account on Community Pass:

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General Information
Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Joseph Ricca
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
705 Kinderkamack Ave
River Edge,

Monday -Friday 8:00 - 4:00
Please make an appointment due to construction in the municipal complex