"Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

If you could do one thing, anything, this spring, what would it be? Would you spend more time with family and friends, or find ways to serve the community where you live and work? What if you could combine the two and connect with the people you love and the community you're committed to in meaningful ways? Opportunities are springing up everywhere this month and the Jersey Cares Calendar is blooming with potential. Make time for everything you love and make March the month you make a difference.

Spring is for Service
Has your team at the office been thinking about getting out and volunteering this spring? Get in touch with the Jersey Cares corporate relations team to find out about building a custom and meaningful day of service to do some team building and do some good.
Trot On Over . . .

Ready to spend some time in the great outdoors and bring happiness to adults and children with developmental disabilities? Then Earth Keepers in Manchester is the perfect project for you! Volunteers get to enjoy the fresh air and surrounding nature while maintaining horse trails and stables used for Equine Therapy. Plus, who doesn’t love a chance to visit with some adorable horses? To learn more and sign up today, click here .
Learning to Lead
Are you ready to lead the change? Join our team of passionate Project Coordinators and provide leadership for Jersey Cares volunteers at our monthly volunteer opportunities. Gain skills and experience in leadership and project management or use the leadership skills you already have to guide and support volunteers. Become a Project Coordinator today and Be the Change!  
Something to Think About
We know you don't need convincing that volunteering is rewarding, fulfilling and benefits the community. But did you know that volunteering can help you do better at work as well ?
A sociologist shares how volunteering can help your career.

Jersey Cares March Volunteer Star

Kara Gropler began her journey as a Project Coordinator in early 2014. As a veteran Project Coordinator, Kara feels "there is a universal truth about volunteering – we start out doing it because we want to help others feel better, be heard, cared for, etc. We wind up making ourselves feel more alive in return, knowing that we helped in some small way to bridge a gap with another human being. It’s the foundation of our humanity. Learn more about Kara’s experience and volunteer work, and her thoughts on service.
One Last Question
Who would you like to spend more time volunteering with?
My friends - more weekend and evening projects!
My family - more projects that involve children!
My co-workers - help us figure out how to volunteer as a team!
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