Jersey Cares Staff Gives Back for National Volunteer Week


As the icy cold of winter fades behind us, we look forward to a spring of warmth and beauty. The team who manages the Volunteer Opportunity Calendar joined in the fun of National Volunteer Week by giving back on one of our outdoor projects, Mobile Meals in Elizabeth. They sorted food and distributed to residents of the local Elizabeth community. Everyone was in high spirits with the cool weather and not a drop of rain to put a damper on the day. They served more than 70 people over the course of the four hour project and distributed much needed necessities such as milk, bread, and vegetables.

Kat Clayton, Program Coordinator and Americorps Member, said, “We had the opportunity to get to know Michelle Meacham, the energized Project Coordinator for Mobile Meals in Elizabeth, as well as other calendar projects. Michelle is one of those volunteers whose leadership skills make our programs possible and it was such a pleasure to see her in action!”

During National Volunteer Week, there are 61 projects scheduled to mobilize 328 volunteers who are ready to be the change in the Volunteer Opportunity Calendar Program. There are also an additional 10 projects engaging 1,150 volunteers in the Corporate Service Program,  mobilizing teams of employees giving back together.

One thought on “Jersey Cares Staff Gives Back for National Volunteer Week

  1. It was such a pleasure volunteering with you all; it was definitely a beautiful spring day. I enjoying being a Volunteer Project Coordinator for Mobile Meals in Elizabeth.

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