The following organizations are in need of volunteer assistance:

The VNA Health Group is offering training for all individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Training will be provided by members of the VNAHG Hospice Team on the following Mondays – April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the VNA of Central Jersey, 1433 Hooper Ave., Suite 230, Toms River. Volunteer opportunities include home visitations, phone calls, companionship, administrative support, pet therapy or any complimentary therapies. Volunteers must attend all four sessions. To register, call Colleen Del Vaccho at 732-592-3622. For more information about VNAHG volunteer services, visit

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Ocean County is a non-profit that works with the most vulnerable members of the community – children who have been abused and/or neglected and now live in foster care. The agency is in need of volunteers to serve as advocates on behalf of the children. Training and guidance are provided; no previous experience is necessary. For more information, contact Kara Ward at 732-797-0590 or