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Volunteer and National Service

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Volunteering in a Time of Social Distancing: New Jersey Responds to COVID-19

During this national emergency, the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism and its partner organizations understand that those who are not suffering from the virus may want to help. However, all volunteer activities should adhere to critical health and safety protocols in order to protect volunteers, protect residents, protect clients and protect service agencies.

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Stars in Our Lives, Stars on TV

Senior Corps Senior Corps


We know that our volunteers are stars in their communities, and now the country knows it too. On Oct. 22, 2019, three of our Foster Grandparents made their television debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

You will not be surprised to hear that they brought down the house. They talked about their experiences volunteering with children and the hugs and joy it’s brought them. Sharing the bond they have with the children they serve brought Kelly to tears and led to hugs from her celebrity guests.

If you did not get a chance to watch yesterday--or if you're like me and just have to keep watching it again and again--I am delighted to tell you that the segment is now available to watch anytime.

Watch Now!

Thank you so much to Grandma Karren Lange and Jeanine Nemitz, Director of the Fort Dodge Foster Grandparent Program, and Grandma Patricia Ford, Grandma Delores Williams, and Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon, Director of the Pepperdine University Foster Grandparent Program. We are so proud that Senior Corps is represented by such incredible volunteers and program directors. And, of course, thank you to Kelly Clarkson and the entire Kelly Clarkson Show production team for spreading the word about Senior Corps and the many ways our volunteers change lives. #SeniorCorpsWorks!



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