Coronavirus Update 3/16/20

Dear CB-VOL Members:

In light of numerous event cancellations and office closures, CB-VOL will take a break from posting most date-specific and ongoing volunteer opportunities.

As appropriate, we’ll post opportunities that emerge related to supporting healthcare workers or other coronavirus-specific efforts.

We’ll return to regular posting when life returns to normal, hopefully soon. In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Sincerely,

Your CB-VOL Administrators

 

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. To list a volunteer opportunity, email cbvol.contact@gmail.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.

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Posted Mar. 25

Food Pantry Donations

Some local food pantries are still accepting food donations during Bucks County’s “stay at home” order. Some accept only certain types of food, and some are open only a few days a week, so check ahead.

Accepting Food

Accepting Monetary Donations That Will Be Used to Purchase Food

 

Posted Mar. 13
James A. Michener Art Museum
Date: Ongoing
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, klathrop@michenerartmuseum.org

Posted Mar. 12
New Hope-Solebury Cares
Date: Ongoing
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, info@nhscares.org

Posted Mar. 11
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Date: Ongoing
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, julied@novabucks.org

Posted Mar. 10
Girls Empowered
Date: Ongoing
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 dawn@girlsempowered.org

Posted Mar. 9
Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
Date: Ongoing
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 coalition@bcwac.org

Posted Mar. 4
Emergency 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 all necessary training and equipment. Levels of commitment can vary, and some organizations offer volunteer opportunities for teenagers.

Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services
215-348-8380, hathaway@cbems.org, http://www.cbems.org/cbem/volunteer.ashx

Chalfont Fire Company
215-822-9685, http://chalfontfirecompany.com/contact-us/, http://chalfontfirecompany.com/how-to-join/

Doylestown Fire Company
215-348-2656, https://www.doylestownfireco.org/join/

Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad
609-397-0945, https://lnhars.com/volunteer-with-us/

Midway Volunteer Fire Company
215-794-5612, join@midwayvfc.com, https://www.midwayvfc.com/volunteer

New Hope Eagle Fire Company
215-862-2692, info@nhefco.org, https://www.nhefco.org/support

Point Pleasant Fire Company
215-297-5167, president@engine41.com, https://www.engine41.com/join-us

Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company
215-766-8250, cheif@pvfc2420.org, http://www.pvfc2420.org/join-our-team/

Warrington Township Fire Company
215-343-0544, http://warringtonfire.org/volunteer.html

Warwick Township Fire Company
215-343-9971, https://warwickfd.com/#83d9166d-3e72-4b30-889c-8665c6c5b6c2, https://warwickfd.com/get-involved

Posted Mar. 3
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

The following organizations offer volunteer opportunities for kids under 14:

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
215-862-2924, moriarty@bhwp.org, http://www.bhwp.org/volunteer.htm

Bucks County Free Library
215-348-9081, https://buckslib.org/volunteer

Bucks County Housing Group
215-750-4344, info@bchg.org, http://www.bchg.org/volunteer.html

CB Cares Volunteer Teens
https://cbcaresvolunteerteens.weebly.com/

Community Kitchen Lambertville
609-397-1214, cumclambertville@gmail.com, http://lambertvillecumc.org/community-kitchen/

Doylestown Historical Society
215-345-9430, info@doylestownhistorical.org, https://www.doylestownhistorical.org/volunteer/

Peace Valley Nature Center
215-345-7860 x106, jmconway-ianacone@buckscounty.orghttp://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/volunteer/

YMCA of Bucks County
215-348-8131 x1153, lganzer@ymcabucks.org, http://www.cbfymca.org/volunteer/volunteering

Posted Mar. 2
Heritage Conservancy – Docent Training
Date: Wed., Mar. 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Description: The Heritage Conservancy will offer Aldie Mansion Docent Training at 85 Old Dublin Pk. in Doylestown on Mar. 11 (snow date Mar. 18). Learn to lead tours at the historic former home of William and Martha Mercer. Dinner will be provided. The Heritage Conservancy preserves open spaces in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The organization also needs volunteers for environmental stewardship, trash cleanup, bird surveys, Christmas decorating and more.
Contact: 215-345-7020 x105, ebarmach@heritageconservancy.org

Posted Feb. 28
New Hope Historical Society
Date: Ongoing
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, newhopehistory@gmail.com

Posted Feb. 27
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, bigbros@bbbsbc.org

Posted Feb. 26
FACT Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, info@factbuckscounty.org

Posted Feb. 25
A Woman’s Place
Date: Ongoing
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, lirwin@awomansplace.org

Posted Feb. 24
Special Olympics Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, kathy.r.adkins@gmail.com

Posted Feb. 21
Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Date: Ongoing
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, bucksgands@gmail.com

Posted Feb. 20
The Conservatory
Date: Ongoing
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, rgallagher@myconservatory.org

Posted Feb. 19
Solebury Township Historical Society
Date: Ongoing
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, info@soleburyhistory.org

Posted Feb. 18
Doylestown Historical Society
Date: Ongoing
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, info@doylestownhistorical.org

Posted Feb. 17
SCORE Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, buckscounty@scorevolunteer.org

Posted Feb. 14
Christ’s Home
Date: Ongoing
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, info@christshome.org

Posted Feb. 13
Bucks County Free Library
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: 215-348-9081

Posted Feb. 12
Special Equestrians
Date: Ongoing
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, info@specialequestrians.org

Posted Feb. 11
Welcoming the Stranger
Date: Ongoing
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, admin@welcomingthestranger.org

Posted Feb. 10
Habitat for Humanity Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: volunteer@habitatbucks.org

Posted Feb. 7
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Date: Ongoing
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, info@namibuckspa.org

Posted Feb. 6
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, volunteer@fsabc.org

Posted Feb. 5
Fresh Connect Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: ealbillar@bcoc.org

Posted Feb. 4
Bucks County Housing Group – Student Volunteers
Date: Ongoing
Description: Bucks County Housing Group seeks student volunteers age 14 and older to help with its community food pantry. 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.
Contact: 215-345-4311 x101, info@bchg.org

Posted Feb. 3
St. Philip’s Bra Drive for Free the Girls
Date: Feb. 1 – 29
Description: Donate your new and gently used bras! Free the Girls is a nonprofit organization battling sex trafficking in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Mozambique. It distributes bras to sex-trafficking survivors who operate small businesses selling bras in areas where quality bras aren’t available. The women earn higher-than-average incomes and achieve safe, stable lives for themselves and their families. St. Philip’s Church in New Hope will be collecting bras Feb. 1 – 29. Drop off your new and gently used bras at the church on 10 Chapel Road in New Hope.
Contact: info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Jan. 31
Doylestown Hospital
Date: Ongoing
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, klangley@dh.org

Posted Jan. 30
Fisherman’s Mark
Date: Ongoing
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, info@fishermansmark.org

Posted Jan. 29
Central Bucks Meals on Wheels
Date: Ongoing
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, info@cbmealsonwheels.org

Posted Jan. 28
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Date: Ongoing
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, ealbillar@bcoc.org

Posted Jan. 27
Heritage Conservancy – Volunteer Educators Information Session
Date: Wed., Feb. 5, 10 a.m.
Description: The Heritage Conservancy will hold an information session for volunteers at 10 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 5. Based in Doylestown, the Heritage Conservancy 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, sfredebaugh@heritageconservancy.org

Posted Jan. 24
Bucks Beautiful
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: info@bucksbeautiful.org

Posted Jan. 23
Discover Doylestown
Date: Ongoing
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, info@discoverdoylestown.org

Posted Jan. 22
Heritage Conservancy
Date: Ongoing
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, sfredebaugh@heritageconservancy.org

Posted Jan. 21
New Hope Arts Center
Date: Ongoing
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, info@newhopearts.org

Posted Jan. 20
Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow
Date: Ongoing
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, scarrpoole@bcas.org

Posted Jan. 17
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Date: Ongoing
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, aschneck@wel.org

Posted Jan. 16
Bucks County Playhouse
Date: Ongoing
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, volunteer@bcptheater.org

Posted Jan. 15
Mercer Museum and Library & Fonthill Castle
Date: Ongoing
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, info@mercermuseum.org

Posted Jan. 14
Bucks County Housing Group
Date: Ongoing
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, info@bchg.org

Posted Jan. 13
Community Peacemeal
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: 267-897-3050, info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Jan. 10
Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation
Date: Ongoing
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, contact@stopcte.org

Posted Jan. 9
Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic
Date: Ongoing
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, freeclinic@dh.org

Posted Jan. 8
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, susanmichael178@gmail.com, cbsenior@comcast.net

Posted Jan. 7
Community Kitchen
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, cumclambertville@gmail.com

Posted Jan. 6
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Date: Mon., Jan. 20
Description: Looking to give back on Martin Luther King Day? CB Cares lists a range of volunteer opportunities for adults and children at local churches, schools and other organizations.
Contact: https://cb-cares.org/what-we-do/martin-luther-king-day-of-service/

Posted Jan. 3
ARTZ in the Making at Pine Run Retirement Community
Date: Ongoing
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, info@artzphilly.org

Posted Jan. 2
Warminster Historical Society
Date: Ongoing
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, warminsterhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Posted Jan. 1
Fresh Air Fund Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, https://www.facebook.com/freshairfundbuckscounty

Posted Dec. 31
iRun4Life
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: information@irun4life.com

Posted Dec. 30
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Date: Ongoing
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, moriarty@bhwp.org

Posted Dec. 27
The Peace Center
Date: Ongoing
Description: 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, bsimmons@thepeacecenter.org

Posted Dec. 26
New Hope-Solebury Cares
Date: Ongoing
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, info@nhscares.org

Posted Dec. 24
Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
Date: Ongoing
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, jking@councilsepa.org

Posted Dec. 23
Vita Education Services
Date: Ongoing
Description: 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, manderson@vitaeducation.org

Posted Dec. 20
Roxy Therapy Dogs
Date: Ongoing
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, catherine@roxytherapydogs.org

Posted Dec. 19
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
Date: Ongoing
Description: 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, nhspubliclibrary@gmail.com

Posted Dec. 18
BARC Developmental Services
Date: Ongoing
Description: 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, kathyr@barcprograms.net

Posted Dec. 17
YMCA of Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, lganzer@ymcabucks.org

Posted Dec. 16
Pearl S. Buck Int’l
Date: Ongoing
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, gseklecki@pearlsbuck.org

Posted Dec. 13
Kids With Food Allergies
Date: Ongoing
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, mcassalia@kidswithfoodallergies.org

Posted Dec. 12
Good Stuff Thrift
Date: Ongoing
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, edh@goodstuffthrift.org

Posted Dec. 11
Valley Youth House Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, econners@valleyyouthhouse.org

Posted Dec. 10
Positively Aging Bucks County
Date: Ongoing
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, llhorvath@co.bucks.pa.us

Posted Dec. 9
Bucks for Kids
Date: Ongoing
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, nancylarkintaylor1@gmail.com

Posted Dec. 6.
Riverside Symphonia
Date: Ongoing
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, info@riversidesymphonia.org

Posted Dec. 5.
James A. Michener Art Museum
Date: Ongoing
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, klathrop@michenerartmuseum.org

Posted Dec. 4.
New Hope Celebrates
Date: Ongoing
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.
Contact: https://www.newhopecelebrates.com/about/contact/?contact=Volunteer%20Coordinator%20-%20Michael%20Scott

Posted Dec. 3.
Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency
Date: Ongoing
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, rwatkinshall@co.bucks.pa.us

Posted Dec. 1
St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless
Date: Dec. 1 – 31
Description: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope will hold its annual St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless Dec. 1 – 31. More than 350 people in Bucks County are experiencing homelessness and need clean, dry socks to stay warm and to avoid frostbite. The church is collecting new, warm socks for men and new socks, stockings, pantyhose or leggings for women. (The socks must be brand new – not used. New children’s socks are also welcome, but primarily adult socks are needed.) Place socks in the bin outside the front door of St. Philip’s Church at 10 Chapel Rd., New Hope, or in the bin inside ME Salon at 356 W. Bridge St., New Hope.
Contact: 267-897-3050, info@stphilipsnewhope.org