Monday, April 18, 2011

United Way Sets Up Volunteering Connection Website

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Looking for a good way to boost your volunteer activity in New Jersey this Spring?  United Way has a solution for you.

According to an article from The Star-Ledger, The United Way of Northern New Jersey/Sussex County has launched a new website, called the Volunteer Link program, to help New Jersey residents connect with volunteer opportunities at a variety of nonprofit organizations.  Kathleen Nelson, coordinator of the program, told The Star-Ledger that new site is meant to be a "one-stop shop" for would-be volunteers in New Jersey.  Currently, there are 33 Sussex County nonprofits participating in Volunteer Link, and Nelson said that she expects it to grow throughout North Jersey in the coming months.

To access Volunteer Link, simply go to Sussex United Way's website and click on Volunteer Link.  From there, users can search volunteer opportunities by a variety of different methods, including keywords, zip code, or type of volunteer job.  As of this writing, there are about 50 volunteer categories currently listed on the site, like homelessness, literacy, and drug abuse.

Read more about Volunteer Link and The United Way of Northern New Jersey at The Star-Ledger.

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