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.


  • 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. 

What's the time committment?

  • Varies based on your availability and interest. 

  • A six month commitment is preferred, but not required. 

How soon can I start?

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

What are the responsibilities?

  • Be a Jersey Cares Ambassador - actively promote Jersey Cares volunteer opportunities.

  • Lead a minimum of one project per month.

  • Attend periodic leadership development training.

  • Attend bi-monthly leadership development webinars.

  • Track all project information in the administrative website.

How Do I Get Started?

Follow the steps below to complete a Project Coordinator Application (or Click here for a brief video):

  1. Login to your Jersey Cares account or create a volunteer profile at
  2. Under the "My Account" complete the "Project Coordinator Application", click submit.
  3. Register for a training on the volunteer opportunity calendar - click here
What Happens Next?
  • Participate in a phone interview.
  • Pass and pay for the criminal background verification process (cost is $16). This is your background check that is valid for other volunteer opportunities.

  • Participate in leadership training session.

    • The session cover the core leadership competencies, essential to your success as a PC.

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

Ashley Valle
(973) 533-1993