October 2018


It's October and it's time for ghouls and goblins and volunteering. Opportunities are "boo-ntiful" and there's no reason to be scared - they're all a spook-tacular. Find something to capture your imagination; spend a day restoring the Jersey Shore with Beach Sweeps, collect Halloween costumes for New Jersey children, or tutor and mentor students across New Jersey. Whatever project jumps out at you, now is the time to register!
For thousands of children across New Jersey, the Halloween traditions of costumes, candy and trick-or-treating are anything but magical when they can't afford to participate. Help Jersey Cares bring imaginations and magic to life for children living in New Jersey by collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes. Click here to get involved!
Summer is Gone But Beach Sweeps Are Back!

Missing those summer beach trips? Jersey Cares is teaming up with Clean Ocean Action again on October 20th for clean-up projects at 9 beaches across the state. With age minimums as low as 5 and volunteer maximums as high as 20, these opportunities are great for families and large groups. Click here to sign up for a location near you.
Tutor and Mentor is Back!

Now that the new school year is in full swing we are excited to announce the return of our Tutor and Mentor opportunities with NJ Seeds. Volunteers work with students ranging from 5 th -12 th grade on a variety of subjects and homework. Click here to find a location near you and help these students ace their year!
Want to know more about what is going on at a state level in volunteerism? Want to meet others involved in service across the state? Join the Governor's Conference on Volunteerism and Service with special guest speaker Tahesha Way, Esq., Secretary of State and workshops to suit every interest. Register here!
Who Is Care of the Park?

“It was really a transformative experience. I went in there looking to use my skills to contribute and make a difference. But working with Care of the Park, the most valuable part was...”

Click here to read more about Emily Guo, one of the amazing individuals that makes our Care of the Park program possible!

Meet Our October
Volunteer Star!

Through her work with our Project Coordinator Fellowship Program and her role as a Jersey Cares Project Coordinator, Lisa Colleran has worked to inspire and motivate students since she began serving with Jersey Cares in 2016. To read more of Lisa’s volunteer journey, click here

Why Wait When You Can Lead?
Tired of sitting on the waitlist for opportunities? Why wait for an open spot when you can take the lead as a Jersey Care Project Coordinator? As stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares, Project Coordinators drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects. You choose which projects you are interested in leading, we make it happen! Click here for more information!