The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives.
With the help of our supporters we are "taking on disability together" and working to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities!
My marketing internship with Easter Seals was more than beneficial. I learned so many valuable marketing and event planning skills, and helping plan their annual "Walk With Me 5K" taught me so much. I came in as a senior in college, not knowing much about the professional world, and walked away with the confidence that I had learned a lot. I made great connections and found my career with Easter Seals because the relationships I made were so strong. Anysa and Ken were important mentors for me, and they were always so eager to help me with anything. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to anyone who wants to expand their marketing and event planning knowledge.
I was an intern for the marketing department at Easter Seals for two months this summer. I really loved the whole experience. Everyone was friendly and receptive from the start. The work that I was assigned was meaningful both to the department/the organization and to my personal development. The people here appear relaxed (everyone smiles and greets you, even if they don't know you), but they are hard workers who are always coming up with fresh new ideas. I miss this place, but lucky for me, they're close by so I can visit. Absolutely would recommend volunteering here!
I interned at Easter Seals New Jersey (ESNJ) from January through May of this year at the administrative headquarters in East Brunswick, and it was a life-changing experience. I learned a wide range of skills in the areas of fundraising, development, event planning, and marketing. The one thing that stands out to me the most about my experience at ESNJ is that all of the staff members who I worked with, at every level of the organization, are SO passionate about what they do. Everyone is truly dedicated to the organization's mission to help individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families, and they go above and beyond to do so. The organization is both transparent and accountable, and the fundraising (and other) efforts of ESNJ are bringing about meaningful, sustainable, and measurable positive change to those they serve. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to intern at ESNJ!
Easter Seals New Jersey is a great place to volunteer. The people you work with are supportive and helpful, teaching you and giving you great feedback to help you build your skills. And not only that, but it's a good cause, helping enable individuals with disabilities or special needs, and their families to live, learn, work, and play in their communities with equality, dignity, and independence.