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Nonprofit organizations often lack the time, resources, and skills needed to improve the systems used to serve their clients. In collaboration with our community partners, Jersey Cares creates skills-based volunteer projects for our corporate partners that can enhance a nonprofit’s website, increase fundraising opportunities, improve social media and marketing strategies, develop leadership skills in employees, and more. Utilizing the skills and expertise of your employees, we can ensure that our nonprofit partners are maximizing their capabilities to serve their communities.

The Corporation for National and Community Service defines skills-based volunteering as “leveraging the specialized skills and talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits, helping them build and sustain their capacity to successfully achieve their missions.” Not only do skills-based volunteer initiatives provide nonprofits with valuable intellectual resources, they also provide corporate employees with a meaningful project that enhances their overall work experience.  

Through the Skills-Based Volunteer Program, Jersey Cares will create custom programming for your company by scoping and identifying nonprofit organizations in need of skills-based volunteer projects, aligning the project scope with your employees’ skills, providing detailed timelines of goals and deliverables, scheduling meetings between the nonprofit and corporate volunteers, ensuring timely communication, and more.

Skills-based volunteer projects scoped by Jersey Cares are conducted 100% virtually. Projects can be crafted around, but are not limited to, the following categories depending on the skills of your employee group: 

  • IT / Webpage Development 

  • Social Media 

  • Marketing 

  • Fundraising 

  • Program Development 

  • Employee Leadership Development 

While Jersey Cares does not charge a fee for project planning services, we do attempt to utilize our project planning capacity in the most logical and appropriate way possible. Because our partners enable us to provide this service, we prioritize our capacity according to sponsorship level. Jersey Cares asks for a sponsorship level from your company based on the size and scope of your volunteer project. 

To learn more about getting your organization involved in skills-based service, please contact Evan Lewis.

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