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New Jersey Department of State
225 W.State Street
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 984-2360
Fax: (609) 633-7141

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Division of Programs

In addition to providing administrative support to the various Boards and Commissions that promote cultural awareness and community advocacy within the Department of State. The Division also assists the commissions with cultural events and commemorations which highlight the contributions and diversity of the citizens of New Jersey.

We facilitate meetings with key community stakeholders to encourage participation in community projects and volunteerism.

We also provide grants for the support of community based programs that facilitate social service, faith based outreach and capacity building to grass roots organizations that enrich the quality of life for our residents.

AmeriCorps Programs Seeking Summer Members!

New Jersey’s AmeriCorps programs are seeking to fill positions for the summer. AmeriCorps members will tutor students, train volunteers for disaster response and rebuilding, coordinate volunteer service events, and provide early literacy training.

AmeriCorps members receive modest living allowances and are eligible for educational awards. Please see the attached chart for specific program and contact information.

AmeriCorps Openings

AmeriCorps Programs Serve NJ Communities

Americorps LogoAmeriCorps programs will serve communities throughout New Jersey in the priority areas of education, disaster response, social services, and environmental stewardship.

2013-2014 AmeriCorps Program Summary

Shining A Light On Volunteerism
Governor Christie's Keynote Address At The 2013 Points Of Light National Conference On Volunteering And Service Is Another Example Of Administration Efforts To Celebrate Volunteerism Across The Garden State

Friday, June 21, 2013—Today in Was hington D.C., Governor Christie is delivering the keynote address at the 2013 Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Founded in response to President George H.W. Bush's 1989 call for a "thousand points of light" with citizens volunteering to help their fellow citizens, the Points of Light Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages the spirit of service. In the past, volunteers from Points of Light have assisted with relief efforts in the aftermath of September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the deadly earthquake in Haiti and other tragic events.
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The Division of Programs provides administrative support to the various Boards and Commissions that promote cultural awareness and community advocacy within the Department of State.
NonProfit Information

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.
Volunteerism Directory

The Governor's Office of Volunteerism has produced the "Volunteerism and National Service - New Jersey Program Directory. It is a listing of the various volunteer centers, Americorps, Vista and Senior Corps programs in New Jersey.

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