The mission of the Governor's Office of Volunteerism is to support NJ's 1.6 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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In the event of a major storm or emergency,
we suggest that those who wish to volunteer visit  

If you are seeking help, please dial 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.nj211.org

New Jersey is proud to have volunteers of diverse
backgrounds – and species.

The Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team

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 info@tri-statecanineresponse.org

Governor Proclaims April 10th through April 16, 2016
as Volunteer Week

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“… New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers provide more than 170 million
hours of service annually”

“… our volunteers make a lasting difference as they mentor and
tutor students, serve the elderly and people with disabilities, prepare
and distribute food to the needy, protect and beautify the environment,
sustain our arts, remember our history and preserve our cultural institutions”

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Trenton Digital Initiative —
Getting Computers to Trenton Families In Need

Trenton Digital Initiative Image 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.
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Scholarships for Students Who Volunteer

Students Who Volunteer ImageScholarships 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

2016 PGA Championship logoLimited spots remaining to volunteer for the 2016 PGA Championship!

Volunteers will be members of the Merchandise Committee and will staff the 36,000 square foot merchandising facility known as "The Championship Shops." Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist PGA Staff in a variety of positions such as cashiers, stockers, greeters etc. as Spectators experience this unique shopping environment, purchasing exclusive items and limited edition gifts throughout the week.


To Register to Volunteer, complete an online application, by following these steps:

  • Visit the PGA Links website
  • Enter your birthdate
  • Select the MERCHANDISE Committee
  • Register as a new volunteer or sign-in as a returning PGA of America volunteer
  • Complete application

For more information on volunteering visit the PGA Website at: pgalinks.com/volunteers

Acting Governor Guadagno Congratulates New Jersey’s Outstanding Volunteers at Jefferson Awards Ceremony
Honorees in 22 Categories Will Receive Well-Deserved Recognition for Service
Acting Governor Guadagno Congratulates New Jersey’s Outstanding Volunteers at Jefferson Awards Ceremony

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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