The Volunteer Voice

Vol.6 Issue 7     Jersey Cares. Be The Change. Volunteer.    July 2017

Hey there!

We don't know about you, but we are LOVING that it is finally summer.  Long days, warm weather, that relaxing summer vibe... 

Going to the shore?  Why not head down early and check out Marketplace in Toms River?

How about a girl's night at Conversations and Connections in Elizabeth? Ladies only! Spend some time chatting with non-native English speakers to improve their conversation skills.

School Supply Drive 
Imagine starting the school year unprepared and worried about not having the proper tools to succeed. That's the reality for thousands of students throughout the state each September as they commence their school year. Our School Supply Drive is an easy and fun way of giving back to your community! 

Here's what one of our recipients had to say: "Education is the path towards conquering povertyThe donation of school supplies...prepares at-risk youth to begin the school year." If you are seeking to give back to your community in a fun and easy way, click the link and you too could make a difference!

Forbes Kicks off Summer 

What’s the best way to celebrate the first day of summer? Volunteering! Employees from Forbes would certainly agree. Forbes volunteers spent the day at Liberty State Park in Jersey City revitalizing different areas of the park to create a clean environment for park goers. Another 25 volunteers spent the morning conducting a series of fun and educational workshops at a local Jersey City public school. As students were preparing for the school year to end, Forbes volunteers decided to treat the students by hosting a Fit & Fun workshop, a Craft Fair, and a Solar Car Assembly workshop.  The students were jumping with excitement to end the school year on a fun and positive note.  Thank you Forbes, for making an impact in the Jersey City community!

Want to find out how your company can get involved? Contact Evan Lewis.

Rise By Lifting Others

Become a volunteer leader today.

Project Coordinators are stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares who drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable programs that strengthen and leverage community assets and meet community-identified needs.


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Summer Checklist

Found your project? Check!

Volunteering outdoors? Check!

Join our family of volunteers who help maintain Essex County’s Branch Brook Park and keep it growing, glowing and vibrant. Each year, hundreds of volunteers come together to tackle initiatives such as planting, pruning and other park-wide projects.

For individuals or groups looking for a volunteer project that gives back to the community, this is the perfect setting for a great day out!


Register Today!

Volunteer Star

Kris began as a traditional volunteer but decided to become a Project Coordinator (a.k.a. Volunteer Leader) last spring when he noticed a call-to-action for new leaders in his community. His advice to first-time volunteers is, “be prepared to help and to enjoy serving people”. When Kris is not volunteering, he keeps busy with gardening, photography and travel. 

2 For 1 Summer  Feel Good
When you donate to Jersey Cares, not only do you feel good, but you make a difference in the life of a neighbor in New Jersey. 

Double the "feel good" and donate today.