"In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret." - Patience Strong

February is that month with one foot in spring and the other in winter. With the luster of the holidays behind us, the shine of new year's resolutions fading and the long stretch to spring ahead of us, it can seem like a month that sits solidly in the middle of average. Why not spice it up a little by embracing the theme of this month and show some love to the world around you. Nothing warms up a Friday night like keeping the Lights On at West Side High School. Ready to add some zest to your weekend? Try welcoming spring with a day of service at Earth Keepers at Liberty State Park. Looking for a longer term commitment? Go steady with Jersey Cares by becoming a Project Coordinator.
A New Way to Mentor
Have you thought about becoming a mentor but didn't think you had the time? Wouldn't it be great to engage with a student in real time and in meaningful ways? Let us connect you with a student at West Side High School using our new mentorship app. You'll be able to connect in real time in tangible ways daily from your desk, the kitchen table or wherever you get a chance. To learn more, reach out to our mentorship manager Ana .
Something to Howl About
Looking for an opportunity that is purrfect for you and your furry friend? Become a Project Coordinator today at Pet Therapy in Wayne where we assist in providing therapeutic healing for long-term care facility residents. Click here for more information. 

Keep the Lights On
Want to build meaningful connections with kids and students in Newark? Then flip the switch and shine your light! With a myriad of activities, volunteers can play, interact, and mentor with students while also keeping them safe and off the streets. Visit the Jersey Cares website to sign up and start volunteering today!

Thank You Very Mulch...

for being an Earth Keeper at Liberty State Park in Jersey City! Volunteers help maintain the grounds while enjoying breathtaking views of New York City, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. There are plenty of open spots so bundle up and bring a buddy to volunteer at this local treasure. Click here to sign up today!
Jersey Cares February Volunteer Star

Sandy Chotai began volunteering with his teenage son last May and became a Project Coordinator in August. When asked what tips he may have for new volunteers, Sandy said… To learn more about Sandy’s time as a volunteer, click here .
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