Monday, September 28, 2009
"How To" on Volunteer Management
“By implementing the practical solutions offered in this workshop, volunteer coordinators can gain the human resources skills necessary to manage people eager to give their time and talent to help our community,” says Janet Sharma, Executive Director.
Topics include understanding volunteering, program planning, recruitment and placement, orientation and training, supervision, recognition and evaluating your volunteer program.
For more information or to register, send an e-mail to: email@example.com, or call Tess Tomasi at (201) 489-9454 Ext. 114.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Pledge your Support!
Your generous donation will go support two well respected local non profits: the Volunteer Center of Bergen County and Tomorrows Children's Fund.
If you are interested in participating in the Bike Tour this Sunday, September 27, you may register until Friday for the $35.00 fee. You can register at the event for $40.00, but save yourself the trouble and register NOW! REMINDER: Riders must turn in a minimum of $100.00 on Sunday to be eligible for a Bergen Bike Tour shirt and goody bag. So don’t delay, register today!!!
For more information call 1-877-BER-BIKE or visit www.bergenbiketour.org.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Introducing…Bergen LEADS Class of 2010!
A hearty welcome to:
Damian Albergo, Hasbrouck Heights
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard P.A.
Stacey Antine, MS, RD, New York, NY
Anthony Baker, Teaneck
Susan Barnard, MS, DHSc, Englewood
Bergen Community College
James D. Brown, CPA, Teaneck
James D. Brown, CPA
Charles A. Calabrese, DC, Wallington
Sharon Castanteen, North Bergen
Johnson Public Library
Daniele Cervino, Bogota
Muzette Charles, Teaneck
Lt. Lisa Crystall, Wyckoff
Bergen County Sheriff's Department
Ray Cywinski, Demarest
Geri Dawes, Ridgewood
Karyn Egeland, Upper Saddle River
Huron Consulting Group
George H. Fosdick, Ramsey
Wachovia Wealth Management
Jane He, Wayne
Volunteer Center of Bergen County
Barbara Heiser O’Neil, Hawthorne
Jeanne Johnson, Ridgewood
Lee Miller, Ridgewood
Cushman & Wakefield
Patricia O’Shea, Teaneck
Daniel Rothner, Teaneck
Faye Samuels, Tenafly
MaryBeth Sigler-Garcia, Tenafly
Rev. Charles V. Singletary, Somerset
Bergen County Council of Churches
Roberta Sonenfeld, Ridgewood
Suzanne Sweeney, Ramsey
Orange & Rockland Utilities
Joe Thomas, Montvale
Joanne Westphal, Dumont
Staci White, Hackensack
New Jersey Community Development Corporation
Lynda Wolf, Paramus
Wendy Worden, Paramus
Alpine Learning Group
Applications for the next class of Bergen LEADS will be accepted from January-April 2010. Candidates must live or work in Bergen County. For more information about Bergen LEADS, please visit www.bergenleads.org.
Friday, September 18, 2009
"The day provided a great opportunity for parents and children to enjoy time together," says Cindy Andrake, Mentoring Moms program director. "That's the most important thing!"
Mentoring Moms trains and provides ongoing support for adult women who serve as volunteer mentors to mothers in need of guidance in parenting and life skills. For more information on Mentoring Moms please visit our website here.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Get in Gear, Still Time to Ride!
The Bergen Bike Tour begins and ends at Darlington Park in Mahwah, NJ. Pick your route: 10-, 25-, or 50-mile routes accommodate riders of every ability and wind through some of Bergen County's most scenic areas. We'll also have a Kids' Fun Ride for children age 8 and under. Each ride begins with breakfast for all the riders, and everyone (cyclists, their friends and families) is invited to enjoy a fun-filled picnic afterwards, starting at 11:30 AM. We'll have a home-cooked barbeque plus a wide array of activities - music, games, clowns, prizes - and a special visit from New Jersey Nets mascot, Sly the Fox! Registered massage therapists will also be on hand to relieve cyclists' tired muscles.
To find out more or to register, visit http://www.bergenbiketour.org/ or call 1-877-BER-BIKE.
Are you coming? Comment below and let us know! See you on September 27th!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wanted: Mentoring Moms
Why Mentor a Mom?
When a mother is supported by a mentor, the entire family benefits! Mentors become important role models for the children as well as the mother. Mentors also link families with a variety of services that can impact education and financial well-being.
Our comprehensive 6-session training program begins on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the Volunteer Center; call Susan Hogge at (201) 489-9454, ext. 124 for more information.
P.S. We especially need bi-lingual Spanish-speaking women to mentor Spanish-speaking moms.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
On your mark, Get set, Network
Leadership is a key concern for many nonprofits, and numerous options are available. Corporate volunteers can utilize their professional and life skills as board members, project leaders or committee chairs at nonprofits in northern New Jersey and, in the process, help people ranging in age from young children to seniors, develop and maintain affordable housing, maintain area food pantries, promote literacy and much, much more.
To reserve your place at the meeting call Tess Tomasi at (201) 489-9454 ext. 114.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Volunteering…more than a ride in the park.
The14th annual Bergen Bike Tour will be on Sunday, September 27, with numerous activities at Darlington Park, in Mahwah. Family-oriented and fun-filled, the event raises funds for the Volunteer Center of Bergen County and Tomorrows Children's Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center.