CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties, a free and confidential service, has been assisting with the needs of individuals throughout the community since 1975 by providing a safe place for callers to talk about their problems with anonymity. The next training class for telephone volunteers for CONTACT’s 24 hour crisis intervention hotline will begin Jan. 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Brick Township area once a week for 12 weeks. For additional training information, call the CONTACT office at 732-240-6104.

Free Income Tax preparation is available to anyone who needs help filing their taxes by AARP volunteers and volunteers are needed to assist in filing taxes for the 2017 tax season.  Training is available and volunteers are required to be available at least one half day from Feb. 1 to April 15. For information, call 609-294-0730.

Faith in Action • Is your parish, school or charitable agency in need of volunteers?   Put out a call through The Monitor’s Faith In Action posting. Send all requests to Type FAITH IN ACTION into the subject line.