Honoring the people who dedicate themselves
For the Judiciary, National Volunteer Week marks only the beginning of our statewide volunteer recognition efforts. More than 4,300 volunteers across the state will be invited to local events at which judges, court managers, and volunteer program coordinators will honor their invaluable service to the court and to the people of its community.
In addition to various expressions of appreciation, many of the events will include keynote speakers whose remarks will encourage and enhance the volunteers' experience. Special recognition will be given to volunteers who have completed five, 10, 15, 20, and 30-plus years of service. Also, newly appointed volunteers will be sworn in by taking an Oath of Office and of Confidentiality.
"We are fortunate to have hundreds of competent and dedicated volunteers without whom we would be hard pressed to provide the level of service that the public has come to expect from the New Jersey court system," said Judge Glenn A. Grant, Acting Administrator of the Courts.
Watch the "Court Volunteers: Making a Difference" Video featuring several interviews with court volunteers who discuss the joys and benefits of their volunteer work.
"I've always felt that you have to give back to the community."
- Robert, Court Volunteer
"I get the benefit of knowing I'm doing my share for the community in which I live."
- Gabriel, Court Volunteer
"I feel that I have helped a lot of people and it makes me happy."
- Gail, Court Volunteer
"I feel it's an important role and it's a positive addition to the court system."
- John, Court Volunteer
"Joy-knowing that my hand, my help, is helping a child."
- Doris, Court Volunteer