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National Volunteer Week

April 23 - April 29

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of change makers who join together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

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Jersey Cares Journal

Forty Days of Service – One Volunteer’s Journey

By Jersey Cares. Wed, 02 Nov 2016

For some people, turning forty can be an impetus for change; for Nyree Anderson Miscia it was a call to action. She has committed to forty days of service leading up to her fortieth birthday and we caught her at the midway point of her journey to ask her a few questions. If you are […]

It’s Alive…

By Jersey Cares. Tue, 30 Aug 2016

By: Samantha Castagna, Jersey Cares Corporate Service Manager Frankenstein Day, really?  Who knew that there was a day celebrating Frankenstein?  The author of Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was born on August 30th, 1797 (which would have made her 219 this year) and so Frankenstein Day was born as well. Mixing elements of both the gothic […]

Barringer High School ServiceWorks Capstone Project

By Jersey Cares. Fri, 22 Jul 2016

By:  LaRhonda Boone, AmeriCorps VISTA As a ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTA, I’ve often visualized my scholars as glowing embers; a tempered heat, reserved, uncertain and at times even uninterested, but you can still see a glow, however faint. Depending on their circumstances and perspective, some are also quite charred but it never bothered me because I […]

Take 5 With ServiceWorks – Marc Wolensky

By Jersey Cares. Wed, 13 Apr 2016

  In the spirit of National Volunteer Week (#NVW2016), join us as we celebrate service. This week we will highlight volunteers who are Success Coaches supporting our ServiceWorks program in Newark. NJ. These inspiring individuals are paving the way and leading our Scholars to the onramps they need to lead a fulfilling life. ServiceWorks is […]

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