Upcoming Events:



WHAT:   The Volunteer Center of South Jersey’s 4th Annual Spirit of Community Celebration

WHERE:   The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ

WHEN:  Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Lisa Bien, Author of “Life Happens, Bounce Back” and TV Host 

This event will bring the entire community together to honor volunteers, as well as non-profit and corporate leaders, whose dedicated service makes a difference in South Jersey.

Presented by:

Investors Banik

Submit YOUR Nominations!

Do you know someone in your community who is committed to volunteerism?  Do you have a friend who is constantly going above and beyond in order to help better the lives of others?  Would you like to help recognize these amazing individuals for their outstanding contributions?  Well, now’s your chance!

The Volunteer Center of South Jersey is calling for your nominations for these prestigious awards to be given out at our annual “Spirit of Community” ceremony in October.    Please send in your nominations today!

Currently seeking nominations for:

President’s Volunteer Service Award - Nominated by any member of the community, bestowed by the Office of the President of the United States, this award recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering the President’s call to serve others.

Distinguished Youth Service Award - Nominated by all community members, this award recognizes young leaders between the ages of 14 and 23 who have made a great impact in the community through their commitment to volunteerism and service.

Humanitarian of the Year Award - Nominated by all community members, this award is designed to honor a South Jersey leader who has consistently gone above and beyond to make their community a better place through their commitment to volunteerism and selfless acts of community service.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Award – Honoring Excellence, Rewarding Outstanding Employee Service – This new award, bestowed by the Volunteer Center of South Jersey, offers local corporations and small businesses a platform to celebrate a “star employee” each year who has dedicated time, talent and resources to making a difference in the local community and whose unwavering commitment has served as an example and inspiration to the entire organization.

Volunteer Manager of the Year Award Nominated by a member of the non-profit community, this award celebrates achievement in volunteer management and recognizes an individual’s effort to create an effective volunteer program to meet social need.

Volunteer of the Year Award Nominated by a member of the non-profit community, this award provides a public platform for local non-profits to recognize a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their agency.

What is the Spirit of Community Awards?

The Spirit of Community, South Jersey’s premiere civic event, celebrates the extraordinary collective efforts of our region’s volunteers. Government officials, media, nonprofit organizations, corporations and service-minded leaders come together for one night to honor the contributions made daily by our friends, neighbors, and family members. This event offers our community the unique opportunity to combine service and prestige to local heroes who work tirelessly to make South Jersey a more vibrant place to live for all.

How do I Nominate Someone?

Click below to print out an award nomination form.  A separate form should be completed for each person you are nominating. The deadline for all award forms is September 1st, 2014. 

The nomination process is simple. Fill in the name, address, and telephone number of both your nominee and yourself as the nominator. Write a brief, passionate, compelling story about your friend. Tell something that distinguishes them as an individual. Then highlight how the nominee’s actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. That’s it!

Please keep a copy for your records and send back the completed form by fax: (856) 415-9085, mail: 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 or e-mail  mhumenik@sjvolunteers.org. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 856-415-9084.

How do I Purchase Tickets?

To purchase tickets you can call our office to use your credit card at 856-415-9084, send a check to our office at 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080, or go to EventBrite here and order tickets on line.

Nomination Forms:

President’s Volunteer Service Award Form 2014

Distinguished Youth Service Award Form 2014

South Jersey Humanitarian of The Year Award Form 2014

H.E.R.O.E.S Award Form 2014

Volunteer of the Year Award Form 2014



Eat, drink and be merry at our Harvest Social Happy Hour. Join us for a two hour celebration with open bar and food from 7-9 p.m. at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford NJ. Enjoy cocktails/buffet, while networking and learning about local non-profits and volunteer opportunities in your community. Cost at door: $15 per person. Guests may also bring canned goods as a donation to the Food Bank. No one under 21 will be admitted. Tickets can be purchased online through eventbrite or by calling the Volunteer Center at 856-415-9084. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but space will be limited. All checks must be made payable to the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County. All forms of payment will be accepted.


 Cookfest 2014


Round up the family this Thanksgiving season and participate in Cookfest! On November 21st-22nd, families all over South Jersey will be putting on their aprons and cooking a meal for those in need. Prepared meals will be delivered to our Partners Against Hunger, who will distribute the food to local families who might not be able to experience a home-cooked meal very often. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting opportunity to impact your community!