Volunteer Manager's Report, May 6-June 19, 2014

Volunteer Groups

  • Regular morning groups:  Jespy House (Mon & Thurs); Opportunity Project (Tues);  Daily Plan-it (Tues.), Regional Day School (Wed; closing for good mid-June);  ECLC (Wed; not coming during summer)
  • Jersey Cares:  moved to 9:30-12 on Wednesdays.  We are having them do more simple jobs (eg, packing boxes, sorting out eyeglass cases/sunglasses, counting glasses) and more volunteers are returning.
  • High School Program (Thursday 2:30pm-4:30pm) averaged about 8 students each week.  Ended for summer on June 5.  Will resume September 4.
  • The second Goldman Sachs volunteer group came in Friday, May 16.  There were 20 volunteers that sorted/tested glasses.
  • The High School EyeVolunteer  July program currently has 13 students registered. The program will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, 9am-noon.  We have asked for a $20 fee to cover tee shirt and snacks/water.  Jill Maget (summer intern) will help coordinate the program.
  • Met with Chatham Brownies and St. Rose of Lima 6th graders to talk about New Eyes and receive collected glasses.
  • Golda Och Academy (West Orange) bringing in 18 middle school students on June 19.
  • Scheduling  volunteer groups  with Accenture, Blue Cross Blue Shield (7/11), Wyndham Worldwide (9/19), Jewish Vocational  Services (7/10) and Morris County Youth Shelter (7/18) .


Individual Volunteers

  • Volunteer listings in the Item and the Independent Press .  Listings on-line in NCJW Volunteer Network, VMC, and Volunteer Match.   7 new volunteers trained.
  • Summer bringing a lot of volunteer interest with college students.
  • Working with Nathan to update sorting room (new labels on bins, update bulletin board, painting?)



  • Regular weekly listings for Fab Finds Sales in Independent Press, the Item, on-line Patches (12 in area), and monthly in Vicinity.  
  • Sending out email at the beginning of each  month on Constant Contact listing the Fab Finds sale dates for the month and special sales.
  • Developing calendar for 2014-15 Fab Finds Sales.  September opening will be Saturday, September  6.  Adding a Thursday sale during weeks with a Saturday sale.