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
Patricia McKernan
Kathryn T. Gollotto, D.O.
Thomas R. Reilly
Hans Dekker
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.
Timothy Hearne
Kathleen Tontarski
Brandon J. Pugh
Alma D. Garcia
Lee A. Mrowicki, Jr.

Rowena Madden, Director
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.
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

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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If you are seeking help, please dial 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.nj211.org

2016 NJ Governor's Jefferson Awards Nominations

Each year the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Awards recognize individuals throughout the state for their public and community service. New Jersey’s 1.6 million volunteers help make New Jersey a great place to live, work, and raise families. Please help us to recognize these great volunteers by nominating someone you know who exemplifies outstanding service.

Submissions due: February 29, 2016
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It’s the Season of Service and continuing the success of previous service initiatives, this year’s activities will continue to serve New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. We invite you to also take part in this Season of Service by volunteering your service through local groups, houses of worship and civic organizations.

Skills Based Volunteerism

Volunteerism takes many forms — all of which are valuable to non-profit organizations and the communities they serve. Through “skills based volunteerism,” volunteers share their professional skills with non-profit organizations, often providing services the organizations need but cannot afford. Non-profit organizations realize significant benefits from these services and the volunteers often find their service is both personally and professionally rewarding.
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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.
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Volunteers Needed - 2016 PGA Championship

Volunteer Registration is now open for the 2016 PGA Championship!

The 2016 PGA Championship will be held on July 25-31, 2016, at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.

For more information on volunteering visit the PGA Website at: www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2016/

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.”
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