The mission of the Governor's Office of Volunteerism is to support NJ's 1.5 million volunteers with training and recognition while matching community needs in partnership with volunteer centers, disaster response organizations, business volunteers, schools, colleges, faith-based organizations and community organizations.
Members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service
Edward J. O’Malley, Chair
William J. Kettleson, Vice Chair
John Callahan, Chair Emeritus
William C. Applegate
Raymond R. Lill
Charles E. Archbald, II
Kim Saunders, Esq.
Captain Joseph M. Geleta
Kathryn T. Gollotto, D.O.
Thomas R. Reilly
Morris M. Lenczicki
Janet P. Sharma
David C. Warshaw
Thomas J. D’Angelo
Brian E. Dean
Arlene M. Meyers
Elaine R. Sterling
Michael J. Bzdak
Carol A. McKinney
Sharon Nzwalla Ryan
Linda H. Michalski
Florence L. Demming
Walter S. Vincent, III, Ph.D.
Brandon J. Pugh
Alma D. Garcia
Lee A. Mrowicki, Jr.
Rowena Madden, Director
New Jersey's Nonprofit Information Center
web portal serves as a one-stop shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking to utilize various funding sources and volunteer opportunities available through the State.
Contact the Governor's
Office of Volunteerism
Governor's Office of Volunteerism
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625
Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939
Become a World Meeting of Families Volunteer!
World Meeting of Families has launched the online volunteer registration for anyone wanting to give their time during the event from Sept. 22 to 27, 2015. The event, which will include
a Papal visit during the weekend, is expected to bring millions of people to Philadelphia. About 10,000 volunteers are needed. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and the volunteer process will
go through Verified Volunteers. Each volunteer is subjected to a background check and it will take 24 to 48 hours to find out if you've been approved. Once approved, volunteers will need to participate in
formal training programs.
For more information on getting involved you can go to the World Meeting of Families website.
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.”
Response to the Nepal Earthquake
Although the Nepal disaster is half a world away, the United States and the International Relief Organizations are on the ground providing search and rescue, shelter, food, and health care to
the thousands of adults and children affected by this catastrophe.
You can find information about the various organizational efforts by googling “Nepal earthquake donations” or www.cidi.org. Agencies such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the International Medical Corps and Doctors without Borders continue to post reports on a daily basis. Please be guided by the advice of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters and do not collect used clothing and food to try to send it to Nepal.
Mountains of clothing create what is called “the second disaster.” Cash is best so that the humanitarian organizations can get their personnel, volunteers, and supplies in as quickly as possible and deploy as needs evolve. The United States is assisting with medical supplies, search and rescue teams, and is sending in temporary shelter materials for 35,000 people. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering and who have lost so much.