About Us

Connecting volunteers. Empowering Nonprofits. Building community.

Who We Are

We work to change lives, empower families and improve our community through volunteerism and supporting local nonprofit organizations. We also promote volunteerism in the region and connect individuals and businesses with opportunities to serve.

We believe in growing our community by providing best-practice tools and offering educational and consulting support services to our nonprofit partners. We want to see all individuals and families in New Jersey engaged in volunteer service. We also want every local nonprofit to have the resources they need to accomplish their mission.


What We Do

Our purpose comes in three parts:

  1. Connecting volunteers with meaningful opportunities to give back.
  2. Empowering nonprofits by providing resources and education in best-practice in capacity building through volunteer engagement.
  3. Building communities in South Jersey through service projects and volunteer initiatives.

Where We’ve Been

1996 - The Volunteer Center of Gloucester County (VCGC) is established.

1999 - The Volunteer Center moves to the Rowan College at South Jersey -Gloucester Campus.

2013 - VCGC expands to cover six more counties, changing its name to the Volunteer Center of South Jersey (VCSJ).

2019 - VCSJ become Premiere Partner to RCSJ, serving students and staff, as the College's Volunteer & Civic Engagement Office.

2023 - The Volunteer Center of South Jersey becomes A Program of Jersey Cares. More Info.

Where We’re Going

We strive to be much more than a volunteer center. As a nonprofit capacity building partner, we help nonprofits recruit, retain and recognize their volunteers — providing opportunities to network, learn and expand their capacity through program like the Service Enterprise and Volunteer Management Training Series through our affiliate partnership with Points of Light.

Incredible Numbers


Volunteers registered on our GetConnected™ portal. Connecting you to meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Hours of Service

Volunteers who give of their time, talent and energy making a difference in South Jersey.


Nonprofit who we have served by providing connections to volunteers, and capacity building training and education.