CB-VOL: Volunteer Opportunities by Event

Central Bucks Volunteer Opportunity Listing (CB-VOL) is a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities with more than 60 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.

Volunteer Opportunities by Event
Volunteer Opportunities by Category
Volunteer Opportunities by Nonprofit
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Following are recent and upcoming opportunities:

Posted Jan. 21
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 Jan. 18
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Date: Wed., Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
Description: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County BBBS will hold its next mentoring training in Jamison on Wed., Jan. 30. 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.
Contact: 215-343-8260 x100, bigbros@bbbsbc.org

Posted Jan. 17
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 Jan. 16
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. 15
Heritage Conservancy – MLK Day Trash Cleanup
Date: Mon., Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Description: The Heritage Conservancy needs volunteers to help pick up trash at the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve (meet near 350 Basin Park, Bristol, at N.W. end of parking lot) and Croydon Woods Nature Preserve (meet near 1900 Summit Ave., Croydon, at Lower Bucks Athletic Assn./Little League parking lot). Afterward, join a free pizza lunch and learn about plans for environmental stewardship in 2019.
Contact: 215-345-7020 x104, sfredebaugh@heritageconservancy.org

Posted Jan. 14
Michener Art Museum – MLK Day of Service and Art
Date: Sun., Jan. 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Description: The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown will host a discussion of Martin Luther King’s legacy while exploring Frank Hyder’s “Heads that Make Us Smile” exhibition. Participants will create their own Hyder-inspired art and share ideas on promoting goodwill in family, school, community and beyond. Attendees are encouraged to bring new hygiene products for Bucks County homeless shelters. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: 215-340-9800, info@michenerartmuseum.org

Posted Jan. 11
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Date: Mon., Jan. 21
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.

Posted Jan. 10
Central Bucks Senior Center
Date: Last Tues. – Fri. of every month except Dec.
Description: 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. (And the cinnamon buns are fantastic!)
Contact: 215-348-0565, susanmichael178@gmail.com, cbsenior@comcast.net

Posted Jan. 9
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. 8
BCOC Tax Preparation Volunteer Training
Date: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12; Sat., Jan. 19; and Sat., Jan. 26
Description: Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) offers tax-preparation services to help people with low incomes achieve economic self-sufficiency. There are still slots open for new and return volunteer training over the next three weeks. Training is offered at DelVal University.
Contact: 215-345-8175, ealbillar@bcoc.org

Posted Jan. 7
Amnesty Int’l Local Chapter – Inaugural Meeting
Date: Thurs., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
Description: An Amnesty Int’l local chapter is forming in New Hope. The chapter will hold its inaugural meeting on Thurs., Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on River Rd., 1 ½ mi. north of New Hope. The chapter plans activities such as writing letters for threatened LGBTQ activists, lobbying for jailed writers and journalists, participating in vigils for victims of torture, and lobbying against the death penalty.
Contact: lizfieldingo@yahoo.com

Posted Jan. 4
Community Peacemeal
Date: Sun., Jan. 6 (and 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, info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Jan. 3
Today’s Volunteer Opportunity
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. 2
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Date: Mon., Jan. 21
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.

Posted Dec. 21
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. 20
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. 18
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: bigbros@bbbsbc.org

Posted Dec. 17
St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless
Date: Dec. 3 – 31
Description: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope is holding its annual St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless Dec. 3 – 31. The church is collecting new 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., or in the bin inside ME Salon at 356 W. Bridge St. in New Hope.
Contact: 215-862-5782, info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Dec. 14
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 Dec. 13
Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad
Date: Ongoing
Description: Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad responds to 1,800 emergency medical and rescue calls every year. The organization seeks volunteers of all ages, genders and backgrounds to receive training and join its emergency medical services squad, K-9 search and rescue squad, marine rescue squad, and youth squad.
Contact: 609-397-0945

Posted Dec. 12
James A. Michener Art Museum – Teen Volunteers
Date: Ongoing
Description: The Michener Art Museum preserves and exhibits the art and cultural heritage of Bucks County. The museum seeks responsible teen volunteers age 14 to 18 to become counselors-in-training at its on- and offsite summer camps. Volunteers will learn about art, education and art museums. They can also add community-service experience to their National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, resume and college applications.
Contact: 215-340-9800 x117, klathrop@michenerartmuseum.org

Posted Dec. 11
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. 10
Wreaths Across America
Date: Sat., Dec. 15
Description: Every December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, Wreaths Across America lays wreaths at gravesites in 1,400 locations in the United States and abroad to honor fallen American war heroes. The organization seeks volunteers to support local ceremonies. It also needs individuals to sponsors wreaths. Participating locations in Central Bucks include:
Doylestown Cemetery: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/152873/Overview/?relatedId=0
New Britain Baptist Church Cemetery: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/17114/Overview/?relatedId=0
Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/17127/Overview/?relatedId=0

Posted Dec. 7
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 Dec. 6
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 Dec. 5
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, lwolfson@vitaeducation.org

Posted Dec. 3
St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless
Date: Dec. 3 – 31
Description: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope will hold its annual St. Philip’s Sock Drive for the Homeless Dec. 3 – 31. The church is collecting new 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., or in the bin inside ME Salon at 356 W. Bridge St. in New Hope.
Contact: 215-862-5782, info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Nov. 30
Amnesty Int’l “Write for Rights” Letter-Writing Event
Date: Sun., Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Description: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope hosts this letter-writing event as part of Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign. Help write letters to individuals around the world whose basic human rights are under attack. Individuals who receive these letters are often released from detention or treated more humanely, and their persecutors are sometimes brought to justice.
Learn more at www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/write-for-rights.

Posted Nov. 29
Community Peacemeal
Date: Sun., Mar. 4 (and 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: 215-794-7921, info@stphilipsnewhope.org

Posted Nov. 28
YMCA of Bucks County – Holiday Gift Drive
Date: December
Description: Sponsor a local family for holiday gifts through YMCA of Bucks County. Visit the Y’s Welcome Center in Doylestown and select a family to sponsor from the giving tree.

Posted Nov. 26
Adopt a Child for the Holidays
Date: November
Description: The New Hope-Solebury High School Key Club organizes Adopt a Child for the Holidays, which benefits about 250 local children each year. Volunteers are assigned a child and provided with their age, clothing sizes, hobbies and wish list. Gift drop-off is Sat., Dec. 13. Average cost is about $150.
Contact: contact@adoptachildfortheholidays.com