Good things happen every day because of the Volunteer Center...
who is elderly, low-income and lives alone is going through
chemotherapy. The Chore Service volunteers installed a grab bar in her
bathroom and made other repairs so she can live safely in her home. She
calls them her "angels".
woman who escaped an abusive relationship is raising three teenagers on
her own, on very limited income. With the support of her Mentoring Moms
mentor, she was able to get a scholarship to attend college with a
major in Finance, and is due to graduate this year.
A young boy with severe learning disabilities is cared
for by his elderly grandmother because his parents are not able to be
in his life. Thanks to 7 years of love and guidance from his Mentoring Youth mentor, the boy is able to succeed in school and is now attending a
technical high school to learn a trade so he can live independently as
This holiday season you, too, can make good things happen. Support the
Volunteer Center of Bergen County with a general donation, a donation
to a specific program, or by giving the "gift of good" - a donation in
honor of someone special.
The All Wrapped Up Holiday Giving Program still has 500 people in need of gifts for the holidays. Many of these
people are adults with disabilities, seniors with very little income, and
families trying to make ends meet. The program is due to close on Friday,
December 14 so gift cards will help make sure each person receives a gift.
Gift cards in demolitions of $ $10, $20, or $25 to stores like Target, Kohls,
Dunkin' Donuts, and Shoprite are most helpful.
Gift cards can be dropped
off at the Volunteer Center through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Gift
cards can also be mailed to 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. If
you would still like to adopt a family please call Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454, ext. 118. Visit us on our website
to learn more about All Wrapped Up.
BergenLEADS, Bergen County’s premier civic leadership program that is sponsored by
the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, will present an evening workshop on
board service for individuals who wish to serve on a non-profit board or for
those already engaged as a board member.
a non-profit board can provide recognition, visibility, networking, career enhancement
and the ability to effect change by addressing important social needs,” says
Amanda Missey, Director of Bergen LEADS.“But along with the benefits comes responsibility to help the
organization accomplish its mission and achieve its goals.”
will be presented on Wednesday, January 23, from 3 pm to 9 pm at IKEA, 100 Ikea
Drive in Paramus, directions/parking information will be provided upon
registration.Cost to attend is
$100 per person, which includes dinner and all course materials.A group rate of 3 registrations for $175 is
also available to agencies that are members of the Volunteer Center.Pre-registration is required for this
limited-seating program.Registeron-line here or call 201-489-9454 Ext. 119.
is home to more than 31,000 non-profit organizations, with 3,600 in Bergen County
alone. These organizations employ 10% of the workforce and spend more than $38
billion annually, constituting a significant portion of the state’s
economy.A non-profit organization is
only as strong as its leadership, and local non-profit boards are eagerly
seeking skilled and knowledgeable volunteers to help guide their organizations.
information about Bergen LEADS, or the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, visit
www.bergenvolunteers.org, or call 201-489-9454.
Thousands of people —families, the
elderly, veterans, kids and more—rely on non-profit agencies to provide
important services year round.Non-profits improve the
quality of life by supporting the arts, animal rescue, and the environment as
well.Volunteers’ interests and unique skills can help
deliver vital services during a time when many non-profit agencies find their
resources stretched by declining revenue and increased demand.
To get started, the Volunteer
Center of Bergen County offers a powerful online database that links prospective
volunteers with volunteer jobs at agencies that need help.Check it out!
opportunities, group projects, at-home projects and family friendly volunteering
-- as well as volunteer positions for students and youth groups – all are easily
accessed through the website.