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Department of State

Volunteer and National Service

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Volunteering in NJ

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”
Paulo Coelho

If you are interested in serving your community, this is the place for you.

New Jersey’s volunteers are one of the Garden State’s most valuable resources.  Join a network of more than 1.5 million volunteers and make your service count.

Based on geography, areas of interest, and other factors, our office will match you with volunteer centers and entities that desperately need your help.  First, we need to know a little about you. . .

What is your age group?  (required) 
Are you a student? 
County you wish to serve:      
Volunteer availability?  (required)   One-Time 

Service areas of interest: (Please check all that apply)

AmeriCorps National Service – Full Time
AmeriCorps National Service – Half Time
Arts and Culture
Disabilities and Aging
Disaster Response/Action
Employment/Career Counseling
Faith-Based Service
Food Distribution
Health and Hospitals
Prison/ Re-Entry
Public Relations
Senior Citizens
Social Media
Youth Service

Just submit your information and you will be contacted soon with your volunteer opportunity!

Volunteer Centers of New Jersey

Volunteer Centers and United Way organizations support and facilitate volunteerism throughout the state in a variety of ways. Among their various functions, they provide opportunities to volunteer throughout a community.

Listing of Volunteer Centers in New Jersey

Governor's Office of Volunteerism

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.
Joseph M. Geleta
Kathryn T. Gollotto, D.O.
Thomas R. Reilly
Hans Dekker
Morris M. Lenczicki
Janet P. Sharma
David C. Warshaw
Brian E. Dean
Arlene M. Meyers
Elaine R. Sterling, Emeritus
Michael J. Bzdak
Carol A. McKinney
Sharon Nzwalla Ryan
Linda H. Michalski
Florence L. Demming
Walter S. Vincent, III, Ph.D.
Timothy Hearne
Kathleen Tontarski
Brandon J. Pugh
Lee A. Mrowicki, Jr.
Rowena Madden, Director



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