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Handy Andy

Helping you keep your home safe by assisting with small repairs and maintenance work What is Handy Andy? Handy Andy is a volunteer handyman service in Ocean and Monmouth County, NJ, designed to assist seniors aged 60 and older in aging gracefully in their own homes. Recognizing that many...

Medical Transportation: Access to Care

Helping you stay healthy   Our Caregiver Volunteers provide medical transport to those who are over 60 and no longer driving. Clients will be picked up at home and driven to their appointments. This allows our clients to get the care they need and remain independent. Usually our volunteers...
Photo: CVCJ Volunteer handing groceries to a recipient

Grocery Shopping: Food Security

Helping you meet your nutritional needs   Imagine not being able to drive to the grocery store or being unable to walk through the aisles because of mobility problems? What a scary feeling to worry about not having food in the house. Food insecurity is a terrible problem for many...
Photo: CVCJ volunteer with a care recipient, both smiling

Friendly Visits: Easing Loneliness

Helping you connect with others   Loneliness is sadly something many seniors experience. When your family doesn’t live near by and your social network is gone, the days can be long and lonely. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey offers programs to bring hope to those that may feel alone...
Caregiver Canines Woman and a Therapy Dog

Caregiver Canines®

  Our Dogs Make House Calls...   Ready to Lend a Paw Caregiver Canines® was started in 2009 as a unique visiting therapy dog service. Our mission is to increase the well-being of seniors and their…...
Photo: Veterans to Veterans Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

Veteran to Veteran

Helping you connect with someone who shares your experiences   Did you know that Ocean County is home to the highest percentage of Veterans in New Jersey? Saying thank you is only the beginning of how we can show our appreciation to our communities’ veterans for the sacrifices they...

Respite Care

Helping you take time for yourself when caring for a loved one with chronic illness or dementia   Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is one of the most selfless things we can do for another human being. But as we all know, it can also...

Alzheimer’s Respite Care

Helping you take time for yourself when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia  Is there anything more heart breaking then caring for a loved one with dementia? The mission of the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program (ARCP) is to ease the burden and enhance the quality of life...
Photo: Care recipient wearing headphones with CVCJ youth volunteer

Connect thru Music

Helping you connect with your most cherished memories   Connect Thru Music is an initiative inspired by the award winning documentary, Alive Inside, which illustrated the power of music and its ability to connect people who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia with memories, feelings and sense...

Multicultural Outreach

Helping you meet someone who shares your culture   The goal of the Multicultural Outreach program is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of available services, programs and benefits for seniors of diverse cultures. Our Outreach offers the following:   Bilingual staff members Bilingual volunteers Referral to other helpful resources...

FAQs About Our Services

Do I qualify for Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey services?

In order to be eligible for our program, an applicant must be over the age of 60 and no longer driving.

How Do I Register for Respite Care?

We try to make registering for our free respite care as easy as possible! Just follow these steps:

Contact us and let us know you’re interested in respite care by calling 732.505.2273 or email

We will conduct a telephone screening to make sure the individual is appropriate for the program.

We will conduct a home visit to meet your family, discover what type of help is needed and determine which volunteer(s) will be a good match for your family.

An introductory meeting will then be scheduled with the volunteer and CVCJ staff member. At this time, you and the volunteer will determine the dates and times for subsequent visits.

How Do Volunteers Help?

Our ARCP volunteers are extraordinary and caring individuals who spend 2-3 hours each week with families to offer companionship for both the individual with AD and/or the family caregiver.

By providing emotional support and respite, the full time caregiver experiences relief from what can be overwhelming responsibility. The individual with AD looks forward to the visits with a new friend.

How Much Does it Cost?

Our program is funded through the Ocean County Office of Senior Services, private donations, and fundraisers. Funding to launch this program in Monmouth County in 2019 is provided by Impact 100 Jersey Coast. All funds go towards volunteer training, background checks, volunteer insurance, and administrative costs. Because of the generosity of people like you, we are able to provide the families we assist without charge.

To make a tax-deductible donation, visit our donation page or send a check made out to CVCJ and mail to:

67 Rt. 37 West, Riverwood Plaza 2 – 2nd Floor,
Toms River, NJ 08755.

Our tax ID number is: 223197568.

What areas does Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey service?

In Ocean County

Bay Head, 08742
Bayville, 08721
Beachwood, 08722
Berkeley Township, 08721
Brick, 08724
Forked River, 08731
Island Heights, 08732
Jackson, 08527
Lakehurst, 08733
Lakewood, 08701
Lanoka Harbor, 08734
Lavallette 08735
Manchester, 08759
Mantoloking, 08738
Normandy Beach, 08739
Ocean Beach
Ortley Beach, 08751
Pine Beach, 08741
Point Pleasant, 08742
Seaside Heights, 08751
Seaside Park, 08752
South Toms River, 08757
Toms River, 08753, 08754, 08755, 08756, 08757
Whiting, 08759




In Monmouth County

Allentown, 08501
Asbury Park, 07712
Belmar, 07719
Bradley Beach, 07720
Brielle, 08730
Colts Neck (limited), 07722
Eatontown (limited),
Englishtown, 07726
Fair Haven, 07704
Farmingdale, 07727
Freehold, 07728
Howell, 07331
Lincroft, 07738
Long Branch, 07740
Manalapan, 07726
Manasquan, 08736
Marlboro, 07746
Morganville, 07751
Neptune, 07753
Oakhurst (limited), 07755
Ocean, 07712
Ramtown, 07731
Red Bank (limited), 07701
Sea Girt, 08750
Spring Lake, 07762
Spring Lake Heights, 07762
Tinton Falls (limited), 07724
Upper Freehold (limited), 08501
Wall, 07719

Where is Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey located?

We have two locations, one in Toms River and one in Freehold.

Toms River, NJ

201 Hooper Avenue
First Floor, North Suite
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-505-2273
Fax: 732-505-9445

Freehold, NJ

61 Georgia Road, Rm 116
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-876-3900