"Dunkirk on the Bayou"
--NPR reporter describing the volunteers in boats rescuing Hurricane Harvey Victims
The last few weeks have shown us some of the best in people, rushing into harms way to aid friends and strangers alike.
Volunteering--serving others--is empowering and ennobling. So often we are moved the heroism we see on display in times of great crisis--yet, here at the Bergen Volunteer Center, we get to see the daily and weekly heroism of long-term volunteering. And it is empowering and ennobling.
As school starts and our summer vacations become picture postcards in our minds, we hope you will think about how you can build voluntarism into your busy life.
At the Bergen Volunteer Center, we value:
PEOPLE, and believe through volunteer service everyone has the capacity to enrich their own lives while improving the quality of life of others in the community.
DIVERSITY, and recognize that all people have talents to share and communities are strengthened when we connect across those differences through volunteering.
COLLABORATION, and realize we are at our best when we work together.
EXCELLENCE, and are committed to implementing innovative and effective strategies, holding ourselves accountable, and sharing our knowledge and best practices with others.
The world has a way of reminding us that our talents and efforts are always in demand. What we learn from our volunteers every day --is how good it feels to do good.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Welcome to the Bergen Volunteer Center
The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs.