We are always asking volunteers and agency partners to tell us more about their experiences with Jersey Cares, so we decided to share more about the people behind the magic in our office. Meet the Jersey Cares Monthly Calendar Program Team! This five person team, led by Thomas Dougherty, manages hundreds of different volunteer projects every month in the Monthly Calendar.
Thomas Dougherty has been with Jersey Cares a little over 2.5 years and was previously with The League, overseeing youth service initiatives. He left the corporate world to bring meaningful change to New Jersey communities and in addition to his position at Jersey Cares, volunteers regularly on his personal time as well. Thomas has been working very closely with the Volunteer Reception Centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Atlantic Counties on Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Charlotte Kerwick, Volunteer Relations Manager, returned to New Jersey over a year ago after living and working in London. Charlotte focuses on new project development with nonprofit agencies and is currently focusing on expanding the Monthly Calendar Program into more New Jersey counties.
Troy Lee, Patricia Correa and Jasmine Hamlette are all serving a one year Americorps term working on the Monthly Calendar Program. Troy, who holds a Masters in Public Administration and previously worked at the University of Phoenix, focusses mostly on volunteer recruitment. Patricia Correa, who speaks fluent Spanish and has extensive experience as an interpreter and Spanish Teacher, is serving as the Volunteer Relations Coordinator and manages all volunteer needs for the Monthly Calendar Program.
Jasmine Hamlette, a graduate of Montclair State University and native of Newark, previously worked at TD Bank and manages the Project Coordinator Program – the volunteers who lead Monthly Calendar Projects. Jasmine leads Project Coordinator Trainings and matches those volunteer leaders with service projects.
This spectacular 5 person Monthly Calendar Program Team can also be found out and about recruiting at volunteer fairs, helping out on projects and brainstorming new volunteer activities.