City Spotlight: Jersey City

As a response to all of the amazing volunteer work being done across New Jersey, the Jersey Cares City Spotlight will showcase exceptional civic engagement weekly in a specific New Jersey community.

Jersey City is a great destination for the whole family. There are endless activities filled with educational value and fun! Jersey City hosts the Liberty Science Center, eight local farmers markets, the LeFrak Lighthouse, Newport Centre Mall, Liberty State Park and the breath-taking Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The fun doesn’t stop there– Jersey Cares hosts many volunteer projects in New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City.


Jersey Cares volunteers at Liberty State Park on The 16th Annual Jersey Cares Day.

Jersey Cares volunteers continually contribute to the Jersey City community. In the last year, nearly 530 corporate volunteers served 14 different non-profits and over 300 volunteers served four agencies on The 16th Annual Jersey Cares Day. Volunteers have assembled 30 picnic tables and benches, over 15 line games, and almost 70 murals that are enjoyed by over 5,300 Jersey City children. Last winter, Jersey City was also warmed with the spirit of volunteers and 8 non-profits received more than 1,600 new and gently used coats through The Jersey Cares Coat Drive.

Join us through the Volunteer Opportunity Calendar for three reoccurring events in Jersey City. Hunger Helpers, a weekly meal service volunteer opportunity, Earth Keepers, an environmental stewardship project, and Marketplace, a donation sorting opportunity in Jersey City this month.

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