9/11 Day of Service

Transforming 9/11 into a day of “unity, empathy and service as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured,” Jersey Cares will again present its annual 9/11 Day of Service. On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Jersey Cares volunteers will come together to strengthen a community deeply impacted by the events of September 11th. 500 volunteers will have the opportunity to revitalize a historically underserved high school in Jersey City that stood witness to the tragic events of the day. Join Jersey Cares and your neighbors as we dedicate a day of service to that which makes us great – each other.


Teams and individuals are welcome to participate. Volunteers ages 4 and up are welcome. Advance registration is required. Click here to volunteer!


Event Details

The 9/11 Day of Service volunteer project will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers ages 4 and up are welcome to volunteer. Please note that when you arrive at the project, painting projects are reserved for volunteers ages 14 and up only. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a youth waiver signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate. Click HERE to download a youth waiver.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty.

All projects will be held rain or shine. Please check the Jersey Cares website in the event of inclement weather.

Food and water may not be provided by the site, so please bring what you will need for 2-3 hours.

Projects may include:

    • Brightening school walls with inspirational murals
    • Landscaping and trash pickup
    • Revitalization of the school’s 9/11 Memorial
    • Decorative rock mosaics
    • Painting checkerboards and games onto outdoor picnic tables
    • Family-friendly indoor kit assembly projects to be donated to the school and nonprofit partners