Utilizing the skills and expertise of your employees, Jersey Cares can create customized in-person or virtual skills-based volunteer projects that increase a nonprofit organization’s capacity to serve their community. This program provides corporate employees with an impactful project that enhances their overall work experience and allows them to use their skills in new and meaningful ways to create a deep connection with the nonprofit they are supporting. 

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: 

  • Scope and identify a nonprofit organization in need of a skills-based volunteer project that aligns with your employee group’s skills and expertise. 

  • Provide a detailed timeline of deliverables, check-ins, and goals.  

  • Liaise between the nonprofit organization and your employee group to schedule phone calls or meetings, adjust timelines, update deliverables, and ensure clear and timely communication. 

Skills-based volunteer projects scoped by Jersey Cares can be conducted virtually or in-person. 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.