In the event of a major storm or emergency,
we suggest that those
who wish to volunteer visit
If you are seeking help, please dial 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.nj211.org
Extreme Heat: What You Can Do?
Across the country, communities are actively experiencing extreme heat conditions. This week, the National Weather Service announced that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.”
Many of the communities supported by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps are part of the most vulnerable populations, especially the elderly and children, who need the most assistance in times of adverse weather.
New Jersey Governor's Conference on Volunteerism and Service
Friday October 21, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ
Presented by the New Jersey Department of State, Governor's Office of Volunteerism. In partnership with New Jersey Governor's Advisory Council on Volunteerism.
For more information call 609-633-9627
Governor’s Jefferson Award Honorees
On Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Newark Museum, these individuals were honored with a Jefferson Award medal and certificate.
The awards were presented by Kim Guadagno (Lt. Governor of New Jersey), Linda Bowen (President, PNC Bank New Jersey) and David Martel (Vice President/Marketing, NJ Advance Media).
Please join the State of New Jersey, the White House and the United States Senate in congratulating these outstanding individuals for their remarkable volunteer achievements.
Help Needed For Animals Rescued from Monmouth County Hoarder
276 dogs were recently rescued from deplorable hoarding conditions in Howell, Monmouth County. For those interested in helping the dogs and the organizations now caring for them, the Monmouth County SPCA (MSCPA) advises the following:
Donate: Monetary donations are needed to provide vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter surgeries, food, shelter and general compassionate care to the dogs. It costs around $20 per day, per dog. The MSPCA has set up a special page so ALL donations will go directly towards this case: To Donate
OR checks can be mailed to:
PO Box 93
Eatontown NJ 07724
Foster: MSPCA is in need of foster home for several of the dogs they are housing. Dogs, especially in cases like this, have a much easier time adjusting to their new surroundings in a home environment rather than in a shelter. If you are able to foster a dog, please email Fostering@monmouthcountyspca.org.
Shelter items: With the influx of dogs taken into the shelter, MSPCA is in need of blankets, towels, sheets, small/medium crates, dog toys, Science Diet dog food, and Purina ONE wet puppy food. Donations can be dropped off at either of the shelter locations (260 Wall St, Eatontown OR Freehold Mall Adoption Center) You can also visit our Amazon.com Wish List .
Adopt: These dogs are not currently up for adoption and MSPCA does not yet have information on when they will be. The dogs we currently have need to be medically cleared, spayed/neutered, and assessed behaviorally before they will be ready to meet potential adopters. With the amount of dogs we currently have, it may take 1-2 weeks before the dogs are available. PLEASE REMEMBER MSPCA has PLENTY of dogs and cats waiting patiently at our shelter already for their homes!
And thank you to the many individuals and organizations that supported MSPCA, including St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Associated Humane Tinton Falls, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Howell Township Police 911 Communications, Howell Township Police EMS Division, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS, MONOC – New Jersey’s Hospital Service Corporation, and the several other organizations.
MSPCA’s website, which includes photos of the rescued animals, is: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/276-dogs-rescued-howell-hoarding-case/
New Jersey is proud to have volunteers of diverse
backgrounds – and species.
The Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team provides registered therapy dogs who attended this year’s conference of the NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, which brought together nearly 200 disaster volunteers (mostly human) on April 13. The K-9s visit children and adults who have been affected by disasters to offer kindness and to bring smiles to those who have lost so much. Their email address is email@example.com
Governor Proclaims April 10th through April 16, 2016
as Volunteer Week
“… New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers provide more than 170 million
hours of service annually”
“… our volunteers make a lasting difference as they mentor and
tutor students, serve the elderly and people with disabilities, prepare
and distribute food to the needy, protect and beautify the environment,
sustain our arts, remember our history and preserve our cultural institutions”
Trenton Digital Initiative —
Getting Computers to Trenton Families In Need
Donations and Volunteers Needed
The Trenton Digital Initiative (TDI) empowers families and individuals by distributing free computers and providing low-cost, high-speed Internet access to Trenton residents in need. Computer training, and other important skills, are also provided. Approximately 10,000 Trenton families either do not own a computer or do not have access to one. To date, over 600 computers have been delivered to individuals and families in Trenton and more are on their way.
Scholarships for Students Who Volunteer
Scholarships for students who have
demonstrated a strong commitment to volunteerism are available from a variety of sources.
These tips will help students at all levels of their education locate and apply for scholarships and awards
dedicated to students actively engaged in community service.
11th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival 2016 Newark, NJ
Festival Weekend: July 29th – 31st, 2016
The Lincoln Park Music Festival is a 3 day event in Newark, NJ that will highlight music rooted in African American tradition and include a Sustainable Health and Wellness Village and Kids Zone Village. The Festival is hosted by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc., a non-profit 501c(3) organization with a mission to plan, design and build a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park/Coast area of the City of Newark. Volunteers are needed to work in various capacities to support the festival attendees, staff, fans, sponsors, and artists. Volunteers’ duties range from helping set up or break down the festival, collecting data, helping maintain a clean and green park, encouraging health and well-being or just greeting everyone as they come and go throughout the event.
Volunteers Needed - 2016 PGA Championship
Limited spots remaining to volunteer for the 2016 PGA Championship!
Volunteers will be members of the Merchandise Committee and will staff the 36,000 square foot merchandising facility known as "The Championship Shops." Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist PGA Staff in a variety of positions such as cashiers, stockers, greeters etc. as Spectators experience this unique shopping environment, purchasing exclusive items and limited edition gifts throughout the week.
To Register to Volunteer, complete an online application, by following these steps:
- Visit the PGA Links website
- Enter your birthdate
- Select the MERCHANDISE Committee
- Register as a new volunteer or sign-in as a returning PGA of America volunteer
- Complete application
For more information on volunteering visit the PGA Website at: pgalinks.com/volunteers
Acting Governor Guadagno Congratulates New Jersey’s Outstanding Volunteers at Jefferson Awards Ceremony
Honorees in 22 Categories Will Receive Well-Deserved Recognition for Service
Trenton, NJ – Recognizing the efforts of New Jersey’s 1.45 million volunteers, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno will attend the annual Governor’s Jefferson Awards this evening in Newark.
“One person truly can change the world, just as each of tonight’s honorees has done. I know I’m not alone in feeling such a deep sense of pride in knowing that New Jersey is home to so many extraordinary individuals,” said Acting Governor Guadagno. “Let’s all continue to be inspired by the examples we will honor tonight. More importantly, when we see a need, let’s not wait for the ‘other guy.’ Let’s all work together to envision the answer and take action – not only during times of crisis, but in everyday life.”