The Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s Fifth Friday is a premier networking event, bringing together leaders from every sector in Bergen County. The May 29, 2015, Fifth Friday event focused the importance of corporate social responsibility by celebrating 15 years of the Business Volunteer Council’s impact on the community.
The Business Volunteer Council (BVC), a program of the Volunteer Center, engages businesses and their employees in volunteer service and workplace giving, and enhances corporate social responsibility. Utilizing the mobilization of corporate employees, the BVC has helped solve serious social issues facing our community.
Business Volunteer Council Chair, Marc Sturiale, Premier Five Star Residences, and BVC member, Ellen Rafferty, BD, gave a brief presentation sharing the mission and 15 years of the Business Volunteer Council’s accomplishments to over 200 guests in attendance at Fifth Friday.
Since 2000, the BVC has mobilized over 5,300 volunteers, clocked over 30,000 volunteer hours and provided 1.8 million in resources to benefit our children and families in areas of hunger, health and education. According to the value scale of the national independent sector, the estimated total monetary value of BVC volunteer hours is $552,160!
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is proud of all those who make the Business Volunteer Council such an important part of our community!
If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of the Business Volunteer Council, please contact Erica West, 201-489-9454 ext 133.