Friday, September 21, 2012

NJ State Conference on Volunteerism

The N.J.Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism will be presented on Friday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. 
The Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, which is coordinating the conference, welcomes nonprofit leaders, particularly those who manage volunteers, as well as Board members and volunteers affiliated with the broad range of public and private nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations throughout New Jersey.  Volunteer leaders in college or high school are also encouraged to attend.
The conference will feature a robust corporate track, with workshops targeted specifically to corporate volunteer program and corporate social responsibility.  The Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC), sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, is coordinating the corporate track.  The Conference also features workshops on  volunteer management, skills based volunteerism, fundraising, background checks/risk management, emergency response, youth/college service, working with veterans, and coordinating large service projects, among others. 
Keynote speaker for the conference lluncheon will be Alfred F. Kelly, CEO of the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee, who will discuss the legacy of volunteerism presented by the stellar sports event coming to New Jersey in February, 2014. 
The Corporate Track luncheon will feature a panel of representatives from Fortune Magazine’s companies named Best in Social Responsibility, two of which are members of the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council.  Attendees at the general conference luncheon will hear Lt. Colonel Jerome Hatfield, New Jersey State Police/Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security, who will highlight the essential roles that volunteers and organizations play in disaster preparation and response.  
The conference begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30 am;  the opening plenary is at 9:00 am, and the last workshop ends mid-afternoon.  

            The registration fee for nonprofits is $70; $80 on site.
            The registration for students is $30.
            Registration for the Corporate Track is $125; $150 on site.

Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.  Parking is $6.  To register, call 609-633-9627 or click here download a registration form. For information about the Conference on Volunteerism, email or call 609-633-9627.  For information about the Corporate Track, contact Tess Tomasi with the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council,

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