Jersey Cares
The Volunteer Voice

Vol 5, Issue 5                          Be the change. Volunteer.                              May 2016
It's not too late,  .
It's finally here! Jersey Cares Day is right around the corner and spots are filling fast, but it isn't too late to grab your chance to make an impact. Whether you're painting murals at a school, organizing donated clothes at a shelter, or soaking up some sun revitalizing a state park, you can be the change on Jersey Cares Day. Bring a friend, bring the kids, bring the entire neighborhood! 

Also check our Monthly Opportunities Calendar for volunteer projects near you every day of the year! You can show a project you care even more when you become a volunteer leader at your favorite project.
Jersey Cares Day

Register Now for Jersey Cares Day 2016 on May 7th!
Jersey Cares Day still has opportunities available! Register HERE as a team or individual to participate in our BIGGEST day of the year.
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365 Days of Volunteering

Every day, we need you to make a change in our communities. 
Check out some of our favorite projects this month! 

Photo Credit
Earth Keepers in Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is a local treasure. Volunteer to improve this beautiful beachside park while enjoying wonderful views of the ocean and bay. Volunteers are needed to support a variety of environmental restoration and stewardship projects including weeding, mulching, removing invasive botanical species and, on some occasions, planting. 

This rain or shine project takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month  from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Vogue the Night Away in Jersey City

Volunteer while you party at this LGBTQ youth center. Volunteers are needed to greet guests, serve food, and facilitate events at the party. 

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their energy to this project, and to be ready to dance the night away! 

The evening of celebration will take place on Saturday May 22  from  from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm .

Volunteer Star:
Dawn Heavens

New Jersey native Dawn Heavens resolved to volunteer more this year. And did she ever! When she received an email about the Project Coordinator leadership program, she decided it was time for a change. 

Read more about April's Star here.
Corporate Corner
iconectiv Connects with Brave Children
Much respect is always due to our men and women serving overseas, but sometimes we forget the families whose lives are greatly affected by the displacement of a mother or a father. Volunteers from iconectiv recognized that the children and families of those serving overseas deserve recognition for their bravery. With that in mind, these volunteers assembled seventy-one Bravery Award Kits to lift the spirits of children whose mothers or fathers are currently serving abroad. The kits included fun items like lollipops, rubber duckies, notebooks, and more. The iconectiv volunteers also added a personal touch by writing thank you notes to the children for showing great courage. Our sincere thanks go out to these amazing volunteers!  
For more information on the Jersey Cares Corporate Service Program, please contact Michelle Dee.
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