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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
Posted Jul. 17
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 email@example.com
Posted Jul. 16
BCOC Sponsor a School-Aged Child
Date: Mid-August deadline
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 supplies – and then you go shopping! Drop off the supplies at BCOC by mid-August. You can sponsor one or more children. Don’t have time to shop? You can also donate gift cards.
Contact: 215-345-8175 x209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Jul. 15
United Way of Bucks County – Stuff the Bus 2019
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. Donations will be accepted till mid-August. Volunteers are needed during the second half of August to pick up supplies, sort supplies, stuff backpacks, photograph the event, and more.
Contact: 215-949-1660, email@example.com
Posted Jul. 14
Central Bucks Fire and Rescue Companies
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
Posted Jul. 12
Description: 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
Posted Jul. 11
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
Posted Jul. 10
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Jul. 9
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
Posted Jul. 8
Special Olympics Bucks County
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Jul. 5
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.
Posted Jul. 4
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.
Posted Jul. 3
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, email@example.com
Posted Jul. 2
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
Posted Jul. 1
Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services
Description: Central Bucks EMS is a volunteer ambulance company serving 160,000 residents across 120 square miles in Central and Lower Bucks County. With locations in Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Wycombe and New Hope, it responds to 9,000 emergency calls a year and provides services to local events. The organization seeks volunteer staff.
Contact: 215-348-8380, email@example.com
Posted Jun. 28
ARTZ in the Making at Pine Run Retirement Community
Description: 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
Posted Jun. 27
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
Posted Jun. 26
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Jun. 25
New Hope-Solebury Cares
Description: 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, email@example.com
Posted Jun. 24
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
Posted Jun. 21
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
Posted Jun. 20
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
Posted Jun. 19
Description: 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, email@example.com
Posted Jun. 18
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
Posted Jun. 17
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
Posted Jun. 14
Description: 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
Posted Jun. 13
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
Posted Jun. 12
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.
Posted Jun. 11
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Jun. 10
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.
Posted Jun. 7
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.
Posted Jun. 6
Fresh Air Fund Bucks County
Description: 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, email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/freshairfundbuckscounty
Posted Jun. 5
Description: 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.
Posted Jun. 4
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
Posted Jun. 3
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, email@example.com
Posted May 31
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 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
Posted May 30
James A. Michener Art Museum
Description: 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.
Contact: 215-340-9800 x117, email@example.com
Posted May 29
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
Posted May 28
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.
Posted May 27
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger 2019
Date: Fri., Jun. 21
Description: Bucks Knocks Out Hunger 2019 is a one-day meal-packing event and fundraiser for hunger relief in Bucks County. Volunteers will convene at Bucks County Community College to pack 125,000 nutritious, shelf-stable meals to stock Bucks County food pantries. Volunteers are also needed to distribute gloves and hairnets, load and unload vehicles, take photos, post on Twitter, and more. The event is organized by United Way Bucks County, Bucks County Opportunity Council, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, Bucks County Community College and Penn Community Bank.
Posted May 24
Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Description: 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
Posted May 23
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Description: 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
Posted May 22
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
Posted May 21
Central Bucks Senior Activity Center
Date: Last Tues. – Fri. of every month except Dec.
Description: Central Bucks Senior Activity 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 Activity Center. (And the cinnamon buns are fantastic!)
Contact: 215-348-0565, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Posted May 20
Discover Doylestown – Doylestown Cleanup Day
Date: Sun., Jun. 9
Description: Discover Doylestown needs volunteers to assist with Doylestown Cleanup Day. 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
Posted May 17
Bucks for Kids – Board of Directors Volunteer
Description: Bucks for Kids is currently seeking community members to join its board of directors. 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 organize school and corporate fund drives and help with other activities.
Contact: 215-340-5039, email@example.com
Posted May 16
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 15
Girls Empowered – Scholarship Sponsors
Description: Girls Empowered seeks sponsors of scholarships to girls in financial need who want to attend the organization’s summer programs. 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.
Contact: 267-225-6684 email@example.com
Posted May 14
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
Posted May 13
Date: 1st Sun. of every month, 3 – 5 p.m.
Description: 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, email@example.com
Posted May 10
Date: Tuesdays 6 – 9 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Description: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 9
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, email@example.com
Posted May 8
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 7
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
Posted May 6
Discover Doylestown – Doylestown 5k
Date: Fri. and Sat., May 24 and 25
Description: Discover Doylestown needs volunteers to assist with the Doylestown 5k. Sign up online. The 5k involve more than 700 runners and walkers, live music, local food, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony. Discover Doylestown is a nonprofit that promotes the county seat through outreach and events such as the Doylestown Arts Festival, holiday celebration, community cleanup days and more.
Contact: 215-340-9988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 3
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 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, email@example.com
Posted May 2
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
Posted May 1
Description: 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, email@example.com