Category Archives: VolunteerConnect News

Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor

“In an age when we have a “National Week” for many worthy causes, I’d like to call attention to the importance of National Volunteer Week, which is this week.” Click HERE to read the whole Letter to the Editor written by our Executive Director, Amy Klein.Continue Reading

Princeton Foundation Awards Grants to 18 Mercer County Nonprofits

“LAWRENCE — The Princeton Area Community Foundation announced this week 18 nonprofits in Mercer County will receive grants totaling $460,000. The funds, issued through the competitive grant program Greater Mercer Grants, are awarded twice yearly to nonprofits to help support community service or specific programs that help low-income individuals and families.” Click HERE to read theContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect Featured on front page of The Times!

“VolunteerConnect links those with professional expertise with nonprofits” Click HERE to read the whole story!Continue Reading

VolunteerConnect Secures Funding From Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Princeton, NJ (November 21, 2013) – VolunteerConnect, the region’s only skills-based volunteer organization supporting local nonprofits, today announced it has received new funding for two mission-critical programs. VolunteerConnect’s mission is to expand the reach, impact and capacity of community organizations through effective volunteerism, thereby enriching the lives of Central New Jersey residents. The two newContinue Reading

Our Innagural Newsletter is out – See what we’ve been up to!

VolunteerConnect Newsletter Fall 2013Continue Reading

Words of Wisdom by Eleanor Horne

The following speech was given by Eleanor Horne at VolunteerConnect’s, The Art of Volunteering Impact Awards cocktail reception, October 2, 2013.  Ms. Horne was the keynote speaker and won the Individual Impact Award for her dedication to Volunteerism and to VolunteerConnect.  We thank her for wisdom, guidance and perseverance in supporting Central New Jersey nonprofitsContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect leads Mercer County in Skills-Based Volunteer Services

According to the United States Department of Labor, approximately 64.5 million people volunteered in formal organizations in the 12-month period ending in September 2012.  An increasing percentage of those volunteers are not serving food, stuffing envelopes, or fundraising.  As non-profit budgets become more squeezed, and organizations are being asked to be more accountable, efficient, andContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect Focus of Mercer County Community College Class Project

Princeton, NJ (May 14, 2013)  A panel from VolunteerConnect, Central New Jersey’s volunteer center, judged proposals for advertising campaigns this week from four competing student teams at Mercer County Community College.  The students’ proposals aimed at helping VolunteerConnect promote skills-based volunteering; a form of volunteering that applies volunteers’ professional skills to help nonprofit organizations advanceContinue Reading

VolunteerConnect Celebrates 15 Years of Promoting Volunteerism!

VOLUNTEERCONNECT CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISM Princeton, NJ (February 26, 2013)   VolunteerConnect announced this week that they are celebrating 15 years of connecting volunteers with greater Mercer County nonprofits in need of support.  VolunteerConnect’s mission is to expand the reach, impact and capacity of community organizations through effective volunteerism, thereby enriching the lives ofContinue Reading