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Applications for the 2024-2026 term are now closed. Please check back in Fall 2026 to apply or read details below to learn more. 

The Jersey Cares Associate Board is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their own time, talents, networks, and resources to support the work and mission of the organization. This committee provides individuals who are passionate about making a better world with the opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded professionals. To view the list of 2024-2026 members, please click here.

Why Join the Jersey Cares Associate Board?

  • Support the critical work of nonprofit organizations throughout New Jersey.

  • Engage your network in fundraising and volunteer programs.

  • Enhance your resume and ensure important community efforts are successful.

  • Develop leadership skills and after 2 terms of service, become eligible to apply for the Jersey Cares Board of Directors.

  • Benefit from a high quality, organized and focused volunteer experience.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the nonprofit industry.

  • Enhance your professional network.

What is the Time Commitment?

  • Commit to a two-year term with the option to continue involvement after the first term.

  • Attend at least three Jersey Cares Calendar or Service Events projects annually.

  • Attend regularly scheduled Associate Board meetings, held once a month, and additional committee meetings as needed.

  • Give or fundraise at least $500.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Review the Associate Board Position Description HERE.

  • Complete the Associate Board Application for the 2027-2029 beginning in Fall 2026.

  • Submit your resume to Kristen Coppola, Vice President of Corporate Solutions at

What Happens Next?

  • Applications for the 2027-2029 Associate Board will open in Fall 2026. At that time the next steps will be as follows:
    • Review Associate Board agreement and requirements. 

    • Participate in an online interview.

    • Members for the 2027-2029 board will be notified of acceptance by December 2026.


Questions? Please contact Kristen Coppola at

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