The Volunteer Center’s mission is to change lives, empower families, and improve our community through volunteerism and the support of local non-profit organizations.
The Volunteer Center promotes volunteerism in the region and connects both individuals and businesses with opportunities to serve. The Center also achieves its mission by creating best practice tools and by offering educational, consulting, and other support services to help our non-profit partners grow and serve the community.
The Volunteer Center of South Jersey (VCSJ), formerly known as the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County, was established as a private, independent 501c3 non-profit organization in 1996 with support from the United Way of Gloucester County and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. In January of 1999, the Center moved onto the Gloucester County College campus, where it currently remains.
In April of 2013, the Volunteer Center expanded and changed its name to the Volunteer Center of South Jersey. The Center’s Board of Directors, donors, leadership, and volunteers continue to be deeply committed to changing lives, strengthening our community, and meeting the social needs in South Jersey.