Love Volunteering? Become a Project Coordinator and lead a Jersey Cares Project. Projects run throughout New Jersey

Project Coordinator’s (PC’s) are stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares, leading other volunteers in projects that benefit the community. Project Coordinators drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects and programs that:

  • Strengthen and leverage community assets.

  • Meet community-identified needs.

  • Provide volunteers with a positive experience, inspiring everyone to continue their journey of service.


Desired Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams.

  • Organizational and planning skills.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Access to the internet on a regular basis.


Benefits:

  • Gain skills and experience in leadership and project management.

  • Develop relationships with supportive, active agency representatives.

  • Access to our Leadership Development Series.

  • Become a key member of a strong network of volunteers, agencies and Jersey Cares affiliations that make an even greater difference in New Jersey. 


Time Commitment:

  • Varies based on your availability and interest. 

  • We prefer a commitment of six months or more when possible. 


Start Date:

  • Rolling throughout the year. When you are ready to serve the community as a leader, call us at 973-533-1993.


Expectations:

  • Lead a minimum of one project per month.

  • Attend periodic leadership development training. 

  • Attend monthly leadership development webinars.

  • Track all project information in the administrative website.

  • Actively promote Jersey Cares volunteer opportunities.


Apply:

Noted below are the steps to finding and completing the Project Coordinator Application online. 

  1. Create a volunteer profile at the Jersey Cares website www.jerseycares.org. If you already have a volunteer account, simply log in. 
  2. Complete a Project Coordinator Application. Under the "My Account" section of your Jersey Cares volunteer profile click the title "Project Coordinator Application" and once complete, click "submit" at the bottom of the page. If done correctly, you will be directed to a "Success" screen. Click here for a brief video of these steps.
  3. Finally, register for one of the training dates on the volunteer opportunity calendar - click here
Onboarding Process:
 
  • Participate in a phone screening.

  • Pass the criminal background verification process.

  • Participate in our leadership training, which includes an emphasis on the core leadership competencies essential to being successful in the role.

  • Learn how to use the www.jerseycares.org website and the volunteer leader administrative website.


Contact
Ilyssa Schwartz
ilyssa@jerseycares.org
(973) 533-1993

 

Leadership Development Series 

Project Coordinators benefit from on-going professional development through our Leadership Development Series. Join today and you too can learn from inspiring guest speakers.

January 
Sharon Levy

CEO & Founder, Taking Tea InStyle
Topic: Communication 

 

 

 


February 
Christine Clifton

Founder, Mindful Business Matters 
Topic: Volunteer Engagement & Motivation 

 

 

 

March 
Deneen Bennett

Owner, KDB Couture Consulting, LLC
Topic: Managing Time When There Is No Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 
Laura Ion


Author, Business Coach, Trainer: By Your Brain
Topic: Engaging and Inspiring Others to Volunteer
 

 

 

 

 

 

May 
Francine Carter


Founder, Action Coach and Training, LLC
Topic: Integrity
 

 

 

 

 

July 
Paul Dannar  


Department Head, Air Force Leadership Studies Department: Eaker Center
Topic: Generational Diversity  

 

 

 

 


August 

Cristina Cain 

Founder of Worship Him Ministries International

Topic: Integrity