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It's the most wonderful time of the year - the Season of Service! Jersey Cares is looking for individuals with a passion for volunteerism and making a difference to become Project Coordinators who assist Jersey Cares in leading projects to support local communities. Participants will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, gain leadership experience, and connect with like-minded individuals across the state.

Program Overview

Give back to your community this holiday season by becoming a Project Coordinator to lead projects that support your local community.

Participants in the Season of Service are asked to lead a minimum of 12 volunteer projects from November 1st through January 31st.

• Take attendance and submit volunteer hours verification
• Take pictures and either share on social media or email to Jersey Cares
• Complete volunteer feedback surveys at the end of all projects


Volunteers new to Jersey Cares will first need to register as a Project Coordinator by completing a background check and attending a training. Volunteers who are already trained as a Project Coordinator do not need to complete additional training in order to participate in the Season of Service - simply let us know via email at

Program Benefits

  • Earn volunteer hours that can be applied towards earning the President's Volunteer Service Award

  • Bolster your resume for college applications, scholarships, and awards

  • Gain leadership experience

  • Develop relationships with fellow volunteers and nonprofit agency representatives

  • Drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects and programs

  • Certificate of completion from Jersey Cares upon completion of the program

Get Started

As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, we are so excited to have you jump in and support our communities through volunteerism!

  • Complete the Project Coordinator Application (Approximately 10 minutes)

    • Under the "My Account" section your Jersey Cares volunteer profile click the title "Project Coordinator Application" and once complete, click "submit" at the bottom of the page. If done correctly, you will be directed to a "Success" screen.

  • Speak with our Volunteer Programs Mangager to answer any questions you may have leading up to your training (Approximately 15 minutes)

  • Complete a background check and attend a virtual Project Coordinator Training (Training is approximately 2 hours)

  • Once trained, simply select your 12 projects to lead during the 3-month period (Projects range from 1-4 hours depending on location)

  • Certificates of recognition will be sent upon the successful completion of the program

Swag and Support

Head over to our online store to make a donation in support of our work addressing community-identified needs throughout New Jersey and receive a t-shirt or tank top of your choosing as a thank you!

To make a donation and check out other Jersey Cares accessories, please click HERE.

National Recognition

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is awarded to individuals who complete a set number of volunteer service hours within any 12-month period. Volunteer hours earned through the Jersey Cares Summer of Service can be applied towards earning an award. Further service past the Summer of Service can be added to earn a higher-level award.

  • Young Adults & Adults (16+) - Qualify for the Bronze Award by completing approximately 8 hours of service a week from November through January

Click HERE to view complete eligibility requirements. Upon achieving your desired award status, please email us at to receive your award.

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