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In 1977 Bergen Volunteers implemented the CHORE program. Since its inception, CHORE volunteers have served more than 14,000 Bergen County seniors and individuals with disabilities in need of home-repairs.  40 years after the start of CHORE, the CHEER Program was adopted by Bergen Volunteers from the Visiting Homemakers of Bergen County. Over the past 65+ years CHEER volunteers have served 6,000 individuals, offering support, and a friendly face.

There are no fees for these programs, donations are gladly accepted.

CHEER & CHORE are funded in part by the Bergen County Division of Senior Services.


Chore Homemaker Education Encouragement Rehabilitation

CHEER provides a helping hand to seniors and those with disabilities to enable them to live safely and independently in their homes. 


Volunteers and clients forge lasting relationships by offering companionship and whenever possible, create opportunities for their CHEER clients to be engaged in their communities.

CHEER volunteers visit weekly to help home-bound seniors with tasks such as grocery shopping and light errands such as prescription pick-up, library book returns, or the post office.

To Request CHEER, contact: Michele Ogden



Community Helpers Offering Repairs and Empathy

CHORE helps Bergen County seniors and those with disabilities remain safe in their homes by offering repair services. 

CHORE Jobs Include:

  • Installing grab bars and wooden banisters

  • ​Replacing outlets and switches

  • Repairing leaky faucets

  • Installing door bells and locks

  • Changing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries

​CHORE does not service emergencies.

Info: Michele Ogden


Our CHORE teams make repairs and installations 5 days a week for seniors and individuals with disabilities, helping them to remain safely in their homes. The labor is free, but the clients cover the cost of materials. Sometimes clients are unable to afford the materials, including:

  • Batteries for smoke detectors

  • Locks for front doors

  • Plumbing supplies

  • ...and more.


Money raised for the Rainy Day Fund will be used to buy materials for those who cannot afford them.


To contribute to the Rainy Day Fund click the button below and select Rainy Day Fund for the designation. Thank you for your support!

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