City Spotlight: Camden

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.

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Jersey Cares hosts several reoccurring volunteer opportunities in Camden every month.

Situated on the Delaware River with beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline, Camden, NJ is home to several points of interest. Camden is the one time home of American poet Walt Whitman, Adventure Aquarium, The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, one of the largest and most decorated ships to have served in the U.S. Navy.

Jersey Cares volunteers also enjoy visiting and giving back to the city of Camden. Jersey Cares partners with over 10 Camden non-profit agencies in efforts to meet their needs through our Volunteer Opportunity Calendar, Jersey Cares Day, and Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Throughout the year, volunteers consistently serve three Camden agencies with gardening assistance, meal service, and teaching local children how to eat properly.

In May 2014, the 16th Annual Jersey Cares Day brought over 30 volunteers to help landscape a local garden. This past winter, Jersey Cares distributed almost 1,200 coats to four Camden agencies that were collected by three different local civic groups and businesses. Through the Jersey Cares Corporate Service program, over 120 volunteers will revitalize a Camden public school this spring.

Join other Jersey Cares volunteers and contribute to the Camden community by joining us for Tree Treasurers, Set a Place, or Marketplace in Camden in the coming months.

City Spotlight: Asbury Park

In order to share all of the amazing volunteer work being done across New Jersey, the Jersey Cares City Spotlight will showcase exceptional civic engagement twice a week in a specific New Jersey community.

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A Jersey Cares volunteer painting the stairwell in Asbury Park Middle School.

 

Did you know Jersey Cares has volunteer opportunities in Asbury Park? Over the past few months, coats were distributed through the Jersey Cares Coat Drive to keep our neighbors warm during this brutal winter. Recently, nearly 100 volunteers spent a fun afternoon bowling with a local community center, built new picnic tables and bookshelves and provided fresh coats of paint at agencies and schools in need. Two different corporate groups and individual volunteers on Sandy Service Day also gave back in the area providing nearly 250 hours of service to the town.

 

If you’d like to get involved in Asbury Park volunteer projects coming up, there will be a Beach Sweep on Saturday, April 26th to get the shore ready for summer. We also need 100 volunteers to paint murals, landscape and plant flowers at a local public school on Jersey Cares Day, Saturday May 3. Join us in continuing our efforts in Asbury Park, NJ!