We’re gearing up for warm weather, sunshine, and a Summer 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.
Take your Summer season to the next level by becoming a Project Coordinator to lead projects that support your local community.
Participants in the Summer of Service are asked to lead a minimum of 12 volunteer projects from June 1st through August 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 Summer of Service - simply let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Ready to have the best Summer ever? We are so excited to have you join us as we 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 across the Summer (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.
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 June to August
Click HERE to view complete eligibility requirements. Upon achieving your desired award status, please email us at email@example.com to receive your award.