Central Bucks Volunteer Opportunity Listing (CB-VOL) is a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities with more than 70 nonprofits in Central Bucks County. CB-VOL is an endeavor by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church New Hope to foster community involvement. To list a volunteer opportunity, email email@example.com.The organizations and events listed in CB-VOL are suggestions for further exploration only and do not imply endorsement by St. Philip’s. The information presented here is provided without warranty of any kind.
Central Bucks Nonprofits
Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic provides free medical care, dental care and social services to low-income uninsured and underinsured Central Bucks residents. The organization has opportunities for receptionists, office staff, English-Spanish interpreters, and licensed doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and social workers.
ARTZ in the Making at Pine Run Retirement Community
Pine Run Retirement Community participates in ARTZ Philadelphia’s ARTZ in the Making program. During these hands-on events, volunteer facilitators help residents living with dementia experience self-expression through art. The organization also offers other volunteer opportunities throughout the Delaware Valley.
Contact: 610-721-1606, firstname.lastname@example.org
BARC Developmental Services
BARC Developmental Services serves and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. The organization has volunteer opportunities to work in advocacy, act as teacher aids, help with its holiday-card program, and spend time with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Contact: 215-794-0800, email@example.com
BCOC Adopt a Family
Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) offers the opportunity for individuals or organizations to directly support a family in need. BCOC matches donors with a local family working to achieve economic self-sufficiency. A BCOC coach works with the family to identify short-term needs and long-term strategies to leave poverty. Donors help fill the family’s wish list during the year. The time commitment is one year, and recommended monthly levels of support range from $50 to $115.
Contact: 215-345-8175 x209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
BBBS provides mentoring and leadership development to Bucks County youth. The organization matches adult volunteers with children age 4 to 17 for one-to-one mentoring. It also matches corporate mentors with students, high-school students with younger kids, and volunteers with children who have a family member in prison.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is a nonprofit organization that showcases the diversity of plants native to the Delaware Valley. The organization needs a broad range of volunteers, from receptionists to administrators, from groundskeepers to special-events coordinators.
Contact: 215-862-2924, email@example.com
Bucks Beautiful promotes the natural beautification of public areas of Bucks County through gardening programs, partnerships and education. Its Replant Bucks program aims to plant 10,000 trees in 2018 to replace ash trees lost to the emerald ash borer. The trees will be planted by participating nurseries. The organization seeks volunteers to help maintain its gardens, join its education committee, assist with annual events such as Spring Fling and Kitchen & Garden Tour, and more.
Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow
Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow seeks volunteers with a range of skills and interests to support activities, conservation efforts and educational programs. Volunteer opportunities include trail maintenance, facilities maintenance, teacher naturalists, special-events support and committee memberships.
Contact: 215-297-5880, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency
Operated by Bucks County, this agency provides child protection services and seeks volunteer mentors, parent educators and tutors, as well as foster parents. Mentors work one-on-one with youth on recreational activities and life skills. Parent educators support socially isolated parents. Tutors work with clients of all ages toward a specific educational goal. Volunteers must attend 12 hours of training and three monthly volunteer meetings, and commit to volunteering two to three hours a week for at least six months.
Contact: 215-348-6997, email@example.com
Bucks County Foodshed Alliance
Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to building a resilient local food system through education and collaboration. It oversees the Doylestown Farmers Market, the Wrightstown Farmers Market, and Buy Fresh Buy Local Bucks County, a consumer-education program. It also promotes food-related collaboration among stakeholders in farming, retail, food prep, education, government, healthcare and business. The organization seeks volunteers for its board of directors, committees, events, grant writing, marketing and graphic design, and volunteer management.
Contact: 215-621-8967, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bucks County Free Library
The Bucks County Free Library manages branches in Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Yardley, Bensalem, Perkasie and Quakertown. The library system seeks volunteers at all locations. There are opportunities to work with the collection, with adult patrons and with children. The organization needs help with collection care, computers, building maintenance, groundskeeping, book sales, events and more. Children 12 to 17 can volunteer with parent or guardian approval.
Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society
The Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society is a nonprofit community theater group. Its performances are held at DelVal’s Life Sciences Building and other venues in the Doylestown area. The organization seeks volunteers to perform, build sets, create costumes and help with publicity and administrative tasks.
Contact: 215-262-5550, email@example.com
Bucks County Housing Group
On any given night, more than 500 people in our community live without a home. Bucks County Housing Group is a private, nonprofit social-service organization that provides a range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. The organization has many volunteer opportunities.
Contact: 215-750-4344, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) helps people with low incomes achieve economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy, tax preparation, food assistance, weatherization and other services. The organization has volunteer opportunities for food drivers, food distributors, farmer’s-market attendants, tax preparers, clerical workers and more.
Contact: 215-345-8175, email@example.com
Bucks County Playhouse
Since 1939, the Bucks County Playhouse has provided the finest in theatrical entertainment for Bucks County and surrounding communities. Volunteer opportunities include ushering and administrative tasks such as filing and assistance with mailings.
Contact: 215-862-2121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
The Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition is a nonpartisan, principles-based coalition of Bucks County individuals and nonprofits that serve women and girls. Join the Coalition to stand with more than 200 individual and 40 organizational partners to educate and advocate together on behalf of women to achieve gender equity and economic security for all.
Contact: 267-753-9461 email@example.com
Bucks for Kids
Bucks for Kids provides individual funding for Bucks County children living in foster care. The organization does not work directly with the children it benefits, but rather funds activities such as tutoring, music lessons and summer camp that foster families can’t otherwise afford them. The organization also supports high-school graduates who age out of foster care. It seeks volunteers to join its board of directors, organize school and corporate fund drives, and help with other activities.
Contact: 215-340-5039, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bucks Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to senior, disabled and convalescent community members. The organization needs volunteer pantry aids and drivers who can commit to helping anywhere from one day a week to one day a month.
Contact: 215-345-6065, email@example.com
Central Bucks Senior Center
Central Bucks Senior Center needs volunteer bakers and kitchen help for its cinnamon-bun sale – a Doylestown tradition for more than 25 years. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
Contact: 215-348-0565, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Located in Warminster, Christ’s Home provides life-enhancing services to both children and seniors. The organization serves children and youth through residential, transitional-living and teen-mother programs. It serves seniors through nursing, personal-care, memory-care and independent-living facilities. Christ’s Home seeks volunteers for a range of activities, from mentoring, tutoring and providing music lessons for children, to crafting, baking and singing with seniors, to helping with events, marketing and office work.
Contact: 215-956-2260, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each week, the Centenary United Methodist Church in Lambertville offers a free meal available to all. Volunteers are needed for food prep, kitchen help, food serving and more.
Contact: 609-397-1214, email@example.com
The Episcopal Partnership in Community (EPIC) hosts Community Peacemeal the first Sunday of every month at Trinity Buckingham. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and opportunity for socializing. Volunteers are needed to help with decorating, food preparation and cleanup, and interacting with guests who have HIV/AIDS, are experiencing homelessness, or are otherwise in need of support. EPIC is a consortium of Trinity Buckingham, Trinity Solebury, St. Philip’s New Hope and five other Central Bucks churches.
Contact: 215-862-5782, firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Doylestown, the nonprofit Conservatory offers arts education and performance programs in music, art and therapy. The organization provides individual lessons and group classes, workshops, concerts, and music therapy for people with developmental, physical, communication, visual and hearing impairments or disabilities. It seeks volunteers for event production, administrative assistance and other activities.
Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania is a private, nonprofit organization focused on reducing the impact of drug use and addiction through education, prevention, advocacy and intervention. It operates in the counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia. The organization offers numerous local volunteer opportunities.
Contact: 215-345-6644, email@example.com
Discover Doylestown is a nonprofit that promotes the county seat through events, outreach and volunteer efforts. The organization seeks help with the Doylestown Arts Festival, Doylestown 5k Race, holiday celebration, community cleanup days and more.
Contact: 215-340-9988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Doylestown Historical Society
The Doylestown Historical Society preserves and celebrates the creative and historic significance of Doylestown and surrounding communities. The organization seeks volunteers of all ages for museum support, events, archiving, document scanning, data entry, fundraising and more.
Contact: 215-345-9430, email@example.com
Doylestown Hospital offers dozens of ways for teens and adults to volunteer. From the snack bar to the gift shop, from patient transport to the information desk, from animal-assisted activities to teen and college-student volunteer programs, there are many ways to get involved.
Contact: 215-345-2204, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following Central Bucks fire and rescue companies seek volunteer firefighters or emergency responders, as well as help with administrative and other tasks. Firefighters and emergency responders receive all necessary training and equipment. Levels of commitment can vary, and some organizations offer volunteer opportunities for teenagers.
Doylestown Fire Company
Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad
Warrington Township Fire Company
FACT Bucks County
Fighting AIDS Continuously Together (FACT) provides financial assistance of last resort to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties. The nonprofit needs help with annual events, committees and more.
Contact: 215-862-3325, email@example.com
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Family Service offers programs to increase opportunities for adults, protect seniors, reduce substance abuse, improve the lives of people with mental illness, prepare children for the future, and enhance quality of life for people living with HIV. It also operates the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. It has offices in Doylestown, Langhorne, Bristol and Quakertown. The organization needs volunteers for office work, kitchen work, housing, support hotlines, special events and much more. Student volunteer opportunities are also available.
Contact: 215-757-6916 x202, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is a treasured local resource for booklovers of all ages. The library needs volunteers who can commit an hour or two of time once a week over the course of several months to help with shelving and other tasks.
Contact: 215-862-2330, email@example.com
Fresh Air Fund Bucks County
Fresh Air Fund provides free summer experiences to children from low-income communities in New York City. As part of the organization’s Friendly Towns Program, each summer nearly 4,000 children visit suburban, rural and small-town communities. The organization seeks Bucks County families to host a child this summer.
Contact: 215-962-6306, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/freshairfundbuckscounty
Fresh Connect Bucks County
Fresh Connect Bucks County offers fresh produce to 57,000 Bucks County residents experiencing chronic hunger. Operating free farmer’s markets one day a week in Bristol, Ottsville and Warminster, Fresh Connect is a collaboration of Bucks County Opportunity Council, Philabundance, Rolling Harvest, St. Mary Medical Center and United Way of Bucks County. The organization needs volunteers for setup, produce distribution and other tasks.
Friends of the Delaware Canal
Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent nonprofit that works to preserve and restore the Delaware Canal, towpath and surroundings. The organization needs volunteers for canal clean-up day in the spring as well as ongoing canal tenders, canal action team members and committee members.
Contact: 215-862-2021, email@example.com
Friends MATTer mobilizes resources to strengthen the support network for friends and families through the first five years of recovery from addiction. The organization seeks volunteer committee members to create sober social events and to develop a post-rehab recovery support program.
Contact: 877-603-7436, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Empowered provides young women with knowledge, skills, confidence and resources to make positive choices and control their future. Programs include Camp Girl Power and the Girls Leadership Program. The organization needs volunteers to run tables at one-day events, share knowledge and talents as guest speakers, serve as board members, become involved as college interns, and more.
Contact: 267-225-6684 email@example.com
Good Stuff Thrift
Good Stuff Thrift operates stores in Doylestown, Buckingham, Fairless Hills and Hamilton, N.J. Proceeds of sales support local charities focused on family planning, foster care, adoption services, homelessness, emergency shelters, scholarship programs and more. The organization has volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups for a few hours, one day or multiple days per week to organize, test and repair merchandise, as well as other activities.
Contact: 267-454-7951, firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity Bucks County
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes, stronger families and safer communities throughout Bucks County. Volunteers build homes, work in the office, plan special events, work in the organization’s ReStore donation and home-improvement centers, and more.
The Heritage Conservancy, based in Doylestown, preserves open spaces in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The Conservancy needs volunteers for environmental stewardship, trash cleanup, bird surveys, tours and Christmas decorating at Aldie Mansion, and more.
Contact: 215-345-7020 x104, email@example.com
Hope of the Harvest
Sponsored by Bucks County Opportunity Council, United Way of Bucks County and other organizations, Hope of the Harvest grows vegetables and fruits on the grounds of Delaware Valley University. Volunteers are needed to harvest produce on scheduled dates.
Contact: 215-345-8175 x209, firstname.lastname@example.org
iRun4Life combats childhood obesity through fun, noncompetitive after-school running programs for elementary-grade boys and girls. The organization seeks parents to start running programs at schools, exercise and nutrition specialists to visit schools, and individuals to coach and otherwise help out at participating schools.
James A. Michener Art Museum
The Michener Art Museum is a premier cultural institution dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of Bucks County. The museum has opportunities for volunteer gallery hosts, special-events hosts, docents, receptionists, library assistants, gardeners, office-support staff and more.
Kids With Food Allergies
Based in Doylestown, Kids With Food Allergies is a 20,000-member organization for families raising children with life-threatening food allergies. The organization provides online support forums, newsletters, recipes and educational resources. It needs volunteers to help with mailings, events, online communities, grant writing, clerical work and more.
Contact: 215-230-5394, email@example.com
Mercer Museum and Library & Fonthill Castle
The Mercer Museum and Library & Fonthill Castle, operated by the Bucks County Historical Society, are local treasures that rely on volunteer support for both special programs and ongoing operations.
Contact: 215-345-0210, firstname.lastname@example.org
Midway Volunteer Fire Company
Midway Volunteer Fire Company serves Buckingham and Solebury, and supports the surrounding area. The company actively seeks volunteer firefighters as well as help with fundraising, photography, committee work and administration. The company provides firefighters with all necessary training and equipment.
Contact: 215-794-5612, email@example.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental-health organization dedicated to improving lives for Americans affected by mental illness. Based in Warrington, the Bucks County chapter seeks volunteers to support the organization’s education programs, local advocacy, 24-hour hotline and awareness events. New volunteers attend an orientation.
Contact: 215-343-3055, firstname.lastname@example.org
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA supports and counsels victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County. It also runs the Bucks County Coalition Against Trafficking. The organization needs volunteers for its victim hotline, its thrift shop, committees, clerical tasks, communications, gardening, facilities maintenance and more.
Contact: 215-343-6543, email@example.com
New Hope Arts Center
New Hope Arts Center furthers the heritage of New Hope as a locus of art and artists. The organization seeks volunteers to catalog artwork, input data, help with special events, participate on committees and more.
Contact: 215-862-9606, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hope Celebrates
New Hope Celebrates brings people together to share in the history, diversity and inclusiveness of the New Hope community. It hosts the annual PrideFest, Pride Parade, Pride Fair and related events. The nonprofit organization seeks volunteer help with its board, committees, Pride Parade Crew, Pride Fair Crew, High Heel Drag Race, New Hope History Project and more.
New Hope Eagle Fire Company
New Hope Eagle Fire Company serves 10,000 residents over 12 square miles with fire protection, water and land search and rescue, vehicle rescue and hazardous-materials response. The company is 100% volunteer-staffed and seeks volunteers 14 years old and older for activities from firefighting to at various levels of commitment.
Contact: 215-862-2692, email@example.com
New Hope-Solebury Cares
NHS Cares is a group of parents, youths, teachers, administrators, clergy, law enforcement and community members dedicated to reducing the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs among local young people. The organization seeks volunteers to join committees, support events, host workshops, help with marketing and communications, and more.
Contact: 215-693-4202, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that occurs in people who have experienced multiple head injuries. Most cases have been documented in athletes and members of the military. Based in Doylestown, the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation promotes understanding and prevention of the disease. The organization seeks volunteers to help raise awareness and further its mission.
Contact: 215-348-8308, email@example.com
The Peace Center
The Peace Center is focused on reducing conflict and violence in homes, schools and communities through a multicultural, community-based approach. The organization seeks members and volunteers to help with committees, events, fundraising, flyers, website, mailings, office work and more.
Contact: 215-750-7220, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Valley Nature Center
Located at Lake Galena in New Britain Township, Peace Valley Nature Center strives to provide the community with a greater understanding of our natural environment. The organization needs naturalists, trail keepers, gardeners, library assistants, store help, mailing support and more.
Contact: 215-345-7860 x106, email@example.com
Pearl S. Buck Int’l
Pearl S. Buck Int’l focuses on adoption advocacy, health and education advocacy, and development of cross-cultural appreciation. The organization needs volunteer tour guides, gardeners, giftshop attendants and office staff.
Contact: 215-249-0100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pine Run Retirement Community
The Pine Run retirement community, nursing home, long-term care and rehab seek volunteers for a broad range of activities that support the organization’s senior residents.
Positively Aging Bucks County
The Positively Aging program matches hundreds of volunteers with opportunities in Bucks County based on their interests and skills. Current opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, nutrition services, intergenerational programs, health and wellness, insurance counseling, advocacy and more.
Contact: 267-880-5725, email@example.com
Riverside Symphonia is a professional orchestra that serves the areas of Bucks, Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset Counties. Volunteer activities include ushering, educational outreach, senior outreach, assistance with mailings, help with special events and more.
Contact: 609-397-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Rolling Harvest provides donated fresh food to area hunger-relief organizations that serve the local food-insecure population. The organization offers volunteer opportunities for produce harvesting, food delivery, educational outreach and more.
Roxy Therapy Dogs
Roxy Therapy Dogs promotes literacy in schools and comforts pediatric patients, cognitively and physically challenged children, and teens experiencing anxiety and grief. The organization seeks volunteers (and dogs) to support community events, mentor students, evaluate therapy dogs, help with fundraising and public relations, and more.
Contact: 609-558-8721, email@example.com
Special Equestrians, based in Warrington, applies therapeutic riding to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of people with disabilities. The organization needs volunteers for riding lessons, horse care, barn maintenance, gardening, fundraising, office work and more.
Contact: 215-918-1001, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics Bucks County
Special Olympics Bucks County provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization needs volunteer coaches, officials, chaperones and drivers, help with event management and committees, and more.
Contact: 267-202-6659, email@example.com
Tabor Mentoring Program
Tabor Children’s Services is a nonprofit child-welfare organization that provides services to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The Tabor Mentoring Program matches adult mentors with youths age 15 to 21 as they prepare to leave the foster-care system.
Contact: 215-842-4800, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Valley Youth House Bucks County
With locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Valley Youth House provides housing, counseling, skills training, and other services to homeless and abused youth. The organization has a broad range of volunteer opportunities in mentoring, tutoring, skills training, apartment search and setup, child care, and more. Its Bucks County shelter in Warminster needs help with donation sorting, cleaning, decorating, painting, renovation, and more.
Contact: 610-820-0166 x1318, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vita Education Services
Vita Education Services provides services in basic literacy, English as a second language and life decisions to adults, youths and families in Bucks County. These free educational programs are taught by trained volunteers in individual or small-group settings.
Contact: 214-345-8322, email@example.com
A Woman's Place
A Woman’s Place provides free services to women and men who are victims of domestic violence, through a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, legal assistance and community education. The organization offers several volunteer programs, for adults, teens, students and groups.
Contact: 215-343-9241 ext. 124, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcoming the Stranger
Welcoming the Stranger offers free classes in English as a second language, U.S. citizenship exam preparation, and computer skills to adult immigrants and refugees. Classes are offered in Doylestown, Lambertville, Warminster, Langhorne, Southampton, Morrisville, Bensalem and Hatboro. The organization needs volunteer teachers and assistants, plus help with events and administrative tasks.
Contact: 215-702-3445, email@example.com
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
The Wesley Enhanced Living nonprofit continuing-care retirement community in Doylestown seeks volunteer craft leaders, knitting or needlework leaders, activity assistants, bingo callers, book-club readers, language teachers, music teachers, music performers, guest lecturers, pet therapists, youth groups, and more.
Contact: 267-895-1185, firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA of Bucks County
YMCA of Bucks County in Doylestown seeks program and event volunteers. Program volunteers help during eight-week sessions with activities such as soccer classes or reading to preschool students. Event volunteers help with concessions, parking, crafts and more during annual events.
Contact: 215-348-8131 x1153, email@example.com