Central Bucks Volunteer Opportunity Listing (CB-VOL) is a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities with more than 75 nonprofits in Central Bucks County. CB-VOL is an endeavor by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church New Hope to foster community involvement. 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.
Recent and Upcoming Opportunities
Sep. 7: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Bucks County Book Festival – Virtual Edition
Date: Fri. and Sat., Sept. 25 and 26
Description: Bucks County Book Festival connects authors and readers to celebrate literacy and instill a passion for reading and writing in people of all ages. This year’s all-virtual event will feature appearances by nationally and internationally acclaimed writers. The organization seeks volunteers to sit on planning committees; assist with logistics, publicity and fundraising; and help with running the event.
YMCA of Bucks County
Description: 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
Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow
Description: 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
Friends of the Delaware Canal
Description: 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 Date: Ongoing canal tenders, canal action team members and committee members.
Contact: 215-862-2021, email@example.com
Description: Bucks Beautiful promotes the natural beautification of public areas of Bucks County through gardening programs, partnerships and education. 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.
Aug. 31: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
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 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
Warwick Township Fire Company
215-343-9971, https://warwickfd.com/#83d9166d-3e72-4b30-889c-8665c6c5b6c2, https://warwickfd.com/get-involved
Aug. 24: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
BCOC Adopt a Family
Description: 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
Welcoming the Stranger
Description: 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
Kids With Food Allergies
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Youth House Bucks County
Description: With locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Valley Youth House provides housing, counseling, skills training, and other services to homeless and abused youth. The organization currently needs help with supplies, meal kits and fundraisers.
Contact: 610-820-0166 x1318, email@example.com
Positively Aging Bucks County
Description: The Positively Aging program matches hundreds of adult volunteers with opportunities in Bucks County based on their interests and skills. Current volunteer areas include nutrition services, insurance counseling, inter-generational programs, advocacy and more.
Contact: 267-880-5725, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 17: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Bucks County Playhouse
Description: 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, email@example.com
New Hope Arts Center
Description: 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
Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency
Description: 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 for Kids
Description: 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. 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
Pearl S. Buck Int’l
Description: 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 x126, email@example.com
Aug. 10: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Discover Doylestown – Doylestown Cleanup Day
Date: Sun., Aug. 30, 9 – 11 a.m.
Description: Discover Doylestown needs volunteers to help clean up litter in downtown D-town. Gloves, bags and refreshments will be provided. Sign up online. Discover Doylestown is a nonprofit that promotes the county seat through outreach and events such as the Doylestown Arts Festival, Doylestown 5k Race, holiday celebration and more.
Contact: 215-340-9988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Description: 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
Description: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pipersville Free Library
Description: The Pipersville Free Library serves Bedminster and Tinicum Townships with free access to books, multimedia and other assets within the Bucks County Free Library system. The library seeks volunteers for support with its annual book fest, fall book sale, holiday bazaar and more.
Contact: 215-766-7880, email@example.com
Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
Description: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 3: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
United Way of Bucks County – Stuff the Bus 2020
Description: Stuff the Bus is a school-supply drive that provides needy children with basic school supplies. This year’s goal is to provide backpacks stuffed with supplies to 3,500 Bucks County kids. Volunteers are also needed in August to support the program.
Contact: 215-949-1660, email@example.com
BCOC Sponsor a School-Aged Child 2020
Description: Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) offers the opportunity for individuals to directly support a school-aged child in need. BCOC matches sponsors with a local child before the start of the school year. As a sponsor, you receive a personalized list of back-to-school. Drop off the supplies at BCOC. Note special pandemic-related instructions for this year. Don’t have time to shop? You can also donate gift cards.
Contact: 215-345-8175 x209, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Woman's Place
Description: 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, email@example.com
Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hope Celebrates
Description: 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.
Jul. 27: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue: Volunteer App
Description: Rolling Harvest now offers an app that makes finding out about volunteer activities fast and simple.
The app helps you learn about opportunities at local farms, track your volunteer hours, “compete” for points and engage with the Rolling Harvest community. To get the app, access http://onelink.to/w47tdt from your mobile device. Rolling Harvest provides donated fresh food to area hunger-relief organizations that serve the local food-insecure population.
Habitat for Humanity Bucks County
Description: 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.
Bucks County Free Library
Description: 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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Description: 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, email@example.com
Description: 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
Jul. 20: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Produce Harvesting and Distribution
Several local nonprofits harvest and distribute produce and other staples to area residents experiencing food or housing insecurity.
Organizations that harvest produce:
• Hope of the Harvest, http://www.bcoc.org/join-us/hope-of-the-harvest-charitable-initiative/
• Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, http://rollingharvest.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Organizations that distribute food:
• Bucks County Housing Group, http://www.bchg.org/volunteer.html
• Bucks County Opportunity Council, http://www.bcoc.org/join-us/volunteer/
• Central Bucks Meals on Wheels, http://www.cbmealsonwheels.org/volunteer/
• Fresh Connect Bucks County, http://www.bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/food-2/fresh-connect/
Many area churches also accept donations of nonperishable food and personal hygiene items for distribution to local people in need.
Jul. 13: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Mercer Museum and Library & Fonthill Castle
Description: 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, email@example.com
Doylestown Historical Society
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hope Historical Society
Description: Located in the famed Parry Mansion, the New Hope Historical Society works to inspire people to explore New Hope’s past, understand its present and envision a better future. The organization seeks volunteers for a range of activities, including help with special events.
Contact: 215-862-5652, email@example.com
Solebury Township Historical Society
Description: The Solebury Township Historical Society preserves the history of Solebury Township through research and education. The organization seeks volunteers conduct interviews for its oral history project, care for and host visitors to its research library, and help operate its annual meeting, annual picnic and annual New Year’s brunch
Contact: 215-297-5091, firstname.lastname@example.org
Warminster Historical Society
Description: The Warminster Historical Society promotes historical information, education, preservation and culture in Warminster Township. The organization seeks help with events, community outreach, research, programs, grants, board management and more.
Contact: 267-961-2189, email@example.com
Jul. 6: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Fresh Connect Bucks County
Description: 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.
Peace Valley Nature Center
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Description: 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, email@example.com
Description: 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.
Contact: 215-340-7979, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCORE Bucks County
Description: Based in Doylestown, SCORE Bucks County is the local chapter of a national nonprofit that provides free mentoring, workshops and resources for entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses. The organization seeks volunteers to lead seminars and workshops, and to provide online and in-person business mentoring. In-person mentoring takes place at facilities in Doylestown, Quakertown and Fairless Hills.
Contact: 215-943-8850, email@example.com
Posted Jul. 2
St. Philip’s Blessing Box
Description: The St. Philip’s Blessing Box is a micro food larder located on the church grounds at 10 Chapel Rd., 1 1/2 miles north of downtown New Hope. Members of the community are invited to drop off nonperishable food and personal items such as canned soup, tuna, peanut butter, pasta and toiletries. Community members facing tough times are welcome to take items as the need arises. The blessing box is the first of several micro food larders planned for Episcopal churches throughout Bucks County.
Contact: 267-897-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun. 29: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
FACT Bucks County
Description: 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
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Description: 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.
Contact: 215-343-8260 x100, email@example.com
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxy Therapy Dogs
Description: 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
Jun. 15: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Good Stuff Thrift
Description: 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
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Description: 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 County Foodshed Alliance
Description: 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
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Description: 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.
Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
Description: 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.
Contact: 215-345-2260, email@example.com
Posted Jun. 9
Date: Sat., Jun. 13, Thurs., June. 18, Sun., Jun. 21
Description: Operation Doylestown is an initiative to revitalize the D-town small-business community. The initiative seeks volunteers to help with logistics and safety for upcoming outdoor marketplaces. It needs assistance with setting up and tearing down, checking in vendors, marking spaces, guiding traffic, monitoring entrances, safety and more.
Contact: 215-345-4140, https://doylestownborough.net/contact#contactForm
Jun. 8: This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities
Bucks County Housing Group
Description: 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
Central Bucks Meals on Wheels
Description: 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
Description: Based in Lambertville, Fisherman’s Mark provides social services to address issues like food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, mental health crises, substance abuse and financial crises. It serves seniors, local immigrants, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities and families with low incomes. The organization seeks help with food-pantry stocking, warehouse management, materials distribution, campus cleanup, marketing and grant writing, and more.
Contact: 609-397-0194, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: 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.
Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation
Description: 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