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 



The Volunteer Center of South Jersey congratulates all of our community service award winners who will be honored at our 4th Annual Spirit of Community Awards Celebration!  It is the hard work of our volunteers, community leaders and our socially responsible corporate partners that truly make a difference in South Jersey!

We are honoring 50,000 hours of community  service that has a value of over $1 million dollars of service through the multi-county region covering a wide range of services.  This make us the largest volunteer recognition event in New Jersey.

Presented by:

Investors Banik

4th Annual “Spirit of Community” Celebration

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Award Winners

Bob Shryock Community Service Award:  Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County

Corporate Excellence Award:  American Water

H.E.R.O.E.S. Award: 
Jessica Guglietta of Campbell Soup Company
Karen Lewis of Campbell Soup Company
T. Carl Hemple, Sr. of Clear Communications, Inc.
Brandon McDonald of BC Technologies

Volunteer Manager of the Year Award:  Denise Rosen of Center for Family Services

Distinguished Youth Service Award:  Pierce Burgin

Volunteer of the Year Award:   
Betty Bartkovsky of the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation
Chris Coslove of the Ronald McDonald House
Sharon Cross of the Gloucester County Library System
David Douglas of the Gloucester County Library System
Jaime VanZoeren of the Gloucester County Library System
Catherine Gardner of SERV in CFFS
Diane O’Mara of Senior Citizens United Community Services
John Uzdienski of Senior Citizens United Community Services
David Silver of Operation Yellow Ribbon
Joseph Giacobbe of the Volunteer Center of South Jersey

South Jersey Humanitarian of the Year:  William Moen, Jr.

FSN Advocate of the Year: Valerie Cowan

Family Day of Service 2014 Project of Honor: Duffield Family

President’s Volunteer Service Award:


Gold:   Kaitlyn Boyd, Heather Flemings and Jada Komadina
Silver:  Darby Casey


Gold:   Amber Burruezo, Kristen Huff, Kelcie Klaus, Jennifer Krol, Brenna Weick and Inga Wu
Silver:  Tanya George, Alicia Heister, Linda Liu and Felicia Tarnecki
Bronze:  Sara Kalla and Buddy Loveday


Lifetime:  William Cassidy, Sharon Galda and Robert Harris

Gold: Donna Dart, Diane Fratto, Dorothy Harris, Carol Henderson, Michelle Kean, Kim Kraft, Danielle Kraft, Dana Kuech, Jennifer Laessle, James Miller, Bonnie Panebianco, Carly Przywara, Rebecca Roesler, Gwen Steet, Daniel Steffen, Robert Toreki, Rebekah Verona, Joe Vitulli and Thomas Wilson

Silver:  Regina Boyd, Bob Castaldi, Karen Clifford, Steven Doyle, Sheri Heister, Jillian Johnston, Max Kean, Dana Koch, Linda Lerro, Chris Meier, Judi Morris, Sam Morris, Anna Paglione, Christine Richards, Kimberly Sherman, Melissa Gina Spinetta, Frank X. Tiewski, Dr. Richard S. Woodward and Dick Zeiner

Bronze:  Laura Aceto, Darlene Antonelli, Anna Becker, Scott Bergman, Susan Bicking, Patricia Blome, Keshet Burt-Kedrick, Vicki Casey, Amy Chapman, Dorothy Cooper, John Gallo, Barbara Gara, Michele Grandsen, Marylee Jamiolkowski, Elaine Keys, Stephanie Kircher, Frank Lisa, Yvonne Lisa, Pat Loveday, Evonne McKinley, Russell Mehrer, Karen Mizner, Marge Pertuit, Ginger Rotella, Emily Sullivan and Carolyn Tulini


Bronze:  Joan and Owen O’Neill

A BIG THANK YOU to all our Sponsors!

Presenting:  Investors Bank

Diamond:  PBF Energy

Gold:  Baker Hughes, Cat-Spec, Identity Gear, Innovative Turnaround Controls, James Controls, Law Office of Lynda Hinkle and Morris Graphics

Silver:  Atlantic City Electric, First Bank and Fulton Bank of New Jersey

Bronze:  Axeon Specialty Products, Eastern ProPak, Eurecat US, Natasha Esquerra Photography, Norton Engineering Consultants

Corporate:  Bien Marketing Group, Gloucester County Democratic Committee, Keystone Engineering, Laura Bishop Communications, SJ Biz, South Jersey Federal Credit Union

Individual Supporter:  Lowell Desher



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: $20 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 by clicking HERE 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 South Jersey. All forms of payment will be accepted.

All proceeds for this event support the programs of the Volunteer Center, as well as the
programs of the Heart of Gloucester County.


 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!