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Review for Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is a hub of activity addressing multiple constituencies and multiple needs. It's core activity serves a diverse nonprofit community, helping to match people seeking opportunities to volunteer with agencies needing their help. It also provides capacity building development assistance, particularly in the area of Board competence. Model mentoring programs for at-risk youth and young, potentially over-stretched moms have stellar results, as does a home repair service, staffed completely by volunteers, that aids elderly and handicapped people remain safe and independent in their homes. The organization helps build leadership through a highly successful program for rising community leaders that incorporates issues analysis, personal leadership training a stewardship for future action. In all, this more than 40-year-old organization has a unique and vital place in the the community.

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