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 or call 609-633-9627
How to Help Victims of Historic Louisiana Flooding
Historic rainfall has caused significant damage in Louisiana and Mississippi, with multiple parishes and counties having declared emergencies and others preparing to do so as rain continues to fall. A Presidential Declaration of a major disaster has been announced and Federal aid has been ordered to supplement state and local recovery efforts. Government agencies and non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and American Red Cross are on the ground, helping to bring people to safety, providing housing, meals, water, hygiene kits and other support.
How Volunteers Can Assist Flood Victims From Home
A New Red Cross Concept
The American Red Cross – New Jersey Region is seeking adult volunteers in NJ to assist by phone, those families that are impacted by disasters in other states. The Red Cross is looking for people who have telephone, computer and internet access who can devote 3-4 hours per day for a 2 week time commitment to help provide information to families on where they can get local shelter, food and other assistance. You will be working from your own home anytime or from one of our Red Cross offices during regular business hours (8:30-4:30). Free training and support will be made available once you have completed your application. If interested, please e-mail the Red Cross at Volunteerservicesnj@redcross.org and put “Virtual Call Agent” in the subject line.
Lieutenant Governor Guadagno Recognized the 2016 Governor’s Jefferson Award Recipients
On June 6, 2016, Lieutenant Governor Guadagno recognized the 2016 Governor’s Jefferson Award recipients at an awards ceremony at the Newark Museum. The 22 honorees, selected from 583 nominees, are among the 1.5 million New Jersey volunteers who provide more than 170 million hours of service each year. The Lieutenant Governor acknowledged the import of their work: “Whether working as individuals or as part of teams, volunteers have demonstrated the very meaningful impact of compassion and service to others. We celebrate and congratulate this year’s medalists who personify these qualities and serve as role models for their fellow citizens.”
Volunteers Needed for New Jersey Fashion Week’s Kids Fashion Weekend
The 4th annual Young Model and Young Designer Competition, a part of New Jersey Fashion Week, needs 10-20 event volunteers to assist with seating and show coordination. The event supports CASA of New Jersey, Inc. which is part of a national network of non-profit programs that advocate for children removed from their families because of abuse or neglect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.