Mission: Jersey Cares increases civic engagement in New Jersey by coordinating volunteer opportunities to address community-identified needs.
Programs: Everyday throughout the state of New Jersey, more and more caring individuals are giving back to their communities by volunteering on Jersey Cares projects. Here are the ways you can volunteer with us and get involved today:
Individual Monthly Calendar Projects
We offer many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities and we are always looking for new volunteers to join the ranks. All of our projects are team-based and lead by a trained Project Coordinator. Volunteering with Jersey Cares is flexible – sign up to volunteer at a time and location that is convenient to you; volunteer just once, or return again and again to support your community. Browse our calendar for a variety of events that you are interested in. Continue to visit our website for new activities.
Youth Service Opportunities
Jersey Cares aims to provide a variety of fun and exciting opportunities for youngsters to play a role in improving their communities. Whether collecting donated items for a shelter, or spending time with isolated seniors, youth volunteers can impact in their neighborhoods while developing the skills needed to become strong community leaders.
Corporate Service Program
Through our Corporate Service Program, Jersey Cares will provide your company with customized volunteer project planning that will engage your employees in a day of service which will benefit the entire community.
Annual Events provide the perfect way for individuals and groups to make a difference in just one day. You can participate on a team or as an individual.
First Night Kit Program
Throughout the year, we manage projects where volunteers assemble kits for domestic violence shelters, transitional housing facilities, runaway safe havens, foster homes and other agencies with transitional populations in need of hygiene items on the "first night" of their stay. Start a collection and send in your items today!
Jersey Cares offers a variety of leadership opportunities including:
- Monthly Calendar Project Coordinators
- Event Planning Committee Members
- Annual Event Team Leader Roles
- Mural Artists
Additional Community Activities and Donation Referrals
Additional Community Activities include service opportunities offered by other nonprofit organizations. Jersey Cares does not manage these projects.
I became a Project Coordinator in September 2016 and just finished a two-day Thanksgiving Event in Newark with Partners in ACT/PACTION. Jersey Cares supplied 50 volunteers and so many others were waitlisted! We prepared and delivered 3500 meals to local community center, homeless shelters, and hospitals. The experience was worthwhile and satisfying and many friendships were made. Jersey Cares has numerous opportunities to volunteer in many different areas of need, so there is something of interest for everyone.
Though I do over 1000 volunteer hours annually, JerseyCares is easily my favorite. They are multi culturally friendly, they are well-organized, they offer the chance to work with a large variety of venues. Everything from landscape volunteering to working with young people to working with seniors.
I feel proud to be a project coordinator for this fine organization. I feel Thomas Doughtery is the heart and soul of this fine organization.
I'm a volunteer and volunteer project coordinator for Jersey Cares. It's a great organization that helps people easily find volunteer projects or ways for their workplace to get involved in the New Jersey community.