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About Us

Established in 1993, Jersey Cares is a nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteerism and civic engagement in New Jersey. We engage individuals, families, community groups, and corporations in a broad spectrum of volunteer opportunities that address community-identified needs. Jersey Cares partners with nonprofits, public schools, and government agencies to engage volunteers in projects that address issues like food insecurity, environmental conservation, access to education, and many others. Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Points of Light Network, an innovative alliance of volunteer catalysts throughout the world. Watch this video to learn more about Jersey Cares.


To increase the level of meaningful volunteer engagement in New Jersey by creating and managing efficient, impactful projects that address critical community-identified needs.


We envision a New Jersey where every person is empowered and motivated to affect positive change toward the most pressing issues in our communities - whether addressing issues like food insecurity, access to education, homelessness, mental health, environmental conservation, or others. 

Our Team




Job Opportunities

Click here to find the latest full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities with Jersey Cares.

Annual Report

Click here to find the latest version of the Jersey Cares Annual Report. 

Our Programs

Volunteer Opportunity Calendar - A comprehensive calendar of volunteer events in New Jersey. Individuals or groups can sign-up to clean a local park, socialize with senior citizens, pack and distribute food, and much more. 

Collection Drives - Supporting our New Jersey neighbors through the collection and distribution of essential items like school supplies, winter coats, hygiene products, and more.

Youth Service Opportunities - Empowering young individuals to make a meaningful impact in their community through hands-on projects, volunteer experiences, and more. 

Corporate Service Program - Facilitating impactful volunteer opportunities for businesses, fostering team-building and employee engagement while addressing critical community-identified needs.

Corporate Consulting Program - Helping companies maximize their employee engagement programs and better meet community-identified needs through in-depth assessments, program management strategies, and training tools.

Volunteer Engagement Consulting Program - Providing nonprofits with on-demand tools, specialized training, and dedicated one-on-one support to help optimize their volunteer management efforts.

Project Coordinators - Project Coordinators drive social change by leading volunteer projects that strengthen and leverage community assets, meet community-identified needs, and provide  volunteers with a positive experience, inspiring others to continue their service journey.

Care of the Park - Engaging volunteers in the maintenance and beautification of Essex County Branch Brook Park while building community and creating opportunities for local Newark residents.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - An annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uniting volunteers throughout New Jersey in community service projects to honor his message of social justice and equality.

Volunteer Center of South Jersey - Connecting volunteers with quality opportunities to serve in South Jersey while building capacity for local nonprofits.

Jersey Cares Ambassadors - Jersey Cares Ambassadors play a pivitol role in advancing the mission of Jersey Cares by participating in service projects, raising awareness around community issues, recruiting volunteers, and fundraising. 

Youth Workforce Development Program - Strengthening the professional growth of youth through the cultivation of workforce development skills and facilitating internship placements with nonprofit organizations across New Jersey.


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Want to Learn More?

Watch our introductory video to see our impact in action! 

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