The Volunteer Voice
Vol. 6 Issue 1              Be The Change. Volunteer              January 2017
Friend,  right about now you're probably looking back and thinking "What happened to 2016?" Another year has passed and a new one is beginning, but what happens next is up to you. Make 2017 a better year by resolving to volunteer more! We can make that happen for you with more than 250 opportunities every month. Get your feet wet with Jersey Cares' MLK Day of Service or help your neighbors weather the cold at Winter Shelter Helpers and Overnight Winter Shelter Helpers
MLK Day of Service
The Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service engages people across the state to embody Dr. King's vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, strengthening their communities and building a stronger New Jersey. Sign up to participate in a day designed to bring people together!
The BNP Changenators
BNP Paribas is known for making positive change in communities all around the country -- so much so that they call their volunteers the “Changenators.” For this years’ BNP Paribas National Volunteer Week, Jersey Cares helped organize events for the Changenators in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 
Winter Season of Service- Be a Leader. January 16th- March 18th 
Become a Winter Season of Service Project Coordinator and build your leadership, communication and project management skills.
  Join an elite team of Jersey Cares volunteer leaders this winter! Project Coordinators support Jersey Cares and liaise between our staff, nonprofit partners and exceptional volunteers. Give back, build skills and attend networking opportunities to meet like-minded people like you.
  • Fill out an application.
  • Register here and attend an orientation session. 
  • Lead 10 volunteer opportunities (or more).
  • February 18, attend a networking midterm session. 
  • March 18, attend a networking closing session.
For more information, please contact or (973) 533-1993 ext. 16.
Volunteer Star
David Jurman has been a life-long volunteer with Jersey Cares since its inception in 1993. Every month for the last 23 years, David has led our Hunger Helpers in Newark program at Saint John’s Soup Kitchen, reaching out to people in need. Throughout his time volunteering, he’s developed a sense of community and family with Jersey Cares and the staff at the Soup Kitchen, which he has found tremendously rewarding.

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