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 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. 

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.


  • Lead a minimum of one project per month.

  • Attend periodic leadership development trainings. 

  • Attend monthly leadership development webinars.

  • Track all project information in the administrative website.

  • Actively promote Jersey Cares volunteer opportunities.



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 website and the volunteer leader administrative website.

Dawn Browning
Program Manager, Leadership Development
(973) 533-1993 ext. 324


Leadership Development Series 

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

January 2017
Sharon Levy

CEO & Founder, Taking Tea InStyle
Topic: Communcation 




February 2017
Christine Clifton

Founder, Mindful Business Matters 
Topic: Volunteer Engagement & Motivation 




March 2017
Deneen Bennett

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







April 2017
Laura Ion

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






May 2017
Francine Carter

Founder, Action Coach and Training, LLC
Topic: Integrity






July 2017
Paul Dannar  

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




August 2017


Cristina Cain 

Founder of Worship Him Ministries International

Topic: Integrity