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March 7, 2014 By webmaster
Penn State Cooperative Extension is seeking summer interns for 2014 to work in Bucks County. Extension internships are an opportunity for college students interested in education, youth development, the sciences and community.
The internship provides the opportunity for hands-on experience with children and paid summer employment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with organized 4-H programs in specifically targeted areas of the county including outreach summer day camps, 4-H program planning, developing lesson plans, computer entry and mailings.
Preferred are students with experience in working with youth and/or background in education, youth development, all majors considered.
Employment dates: May 21st, 2014 through August 19th, 2014.
For an application and further information contact Nancy J. Stephenson, email@example.com or 215-345-3283.
March 6, 2014 By webmaster
A unique program is being launched in Bucks County in an effort to reduce the rate of animal relinquishment to animal shelters. Focus on Homeless Animals (FOHA), a 501(c)3 animal rescue organization based in New Hope, is launching the “Forever Home Adoption BundleSM,” a program targeted at increasing the retention rates of homeless animals in newly adopted homes. The program is designed not only to find new homes for abandoned animals, but to assure that the animals remain in their adoptive home permanently and receive the best quality of health and behavioral care.
Studies of animal relinquishment to animal shelters reveal that most animals at risk of surrender (1) were obtained at little or no cost; (2) are older than six months; (3) spend most of the day in a yard or crate; and (4) were more work than expected for their owners. In addition, the studies note that dogs have a greater likelihood of being perceived as more work if they are sexually intact, exhibit frequent problem behavior, and were obtained from an animal shelter. All studies agree that focused educational efforts and more realistic expectations and interventions are needed to combat these issues.*
March 4, 2014 By webmaster
Family Service Association of Bucks County’s Food Pantry and Homeless Shelter needs help getting prepared food donations to those who need them most! Volunteer drivers are needed to pick up donations on a weekly basis in Central and Lower Bucks County and deliver them to the food pantry in Langhorne and the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown.
If you can help, contact Ellen Vinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-757-6916, ext. 202.
March 3, 2014 By webmaster
If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in giving back to your community, Network of Victim Assistance has opened registration for its upcoming free training for volunteers on the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline it operates. To register, call Julie Dugery, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach, at 215.343.6543, or e-mail JulieD@NOVABucks.org.
The seven-week, 45-hour specialized training qualifies participants to volunteer, answering crisis calls on the hotline and providing an important service to victims of sexual assault, stalking, physical abuse, elder abuse and other serious crimes in Bucks County. Crisis Hotline volunteers take calls during evening and weekend hours; flexible shifts of two, four or six hours per week are available.
February 28, 2014 By webmaster
The ‘tween and teen years are a difficult time to navigate for any individual, but particularly girls. It is a time where good decision-making, healthy lifestyles, and positive self-esteem are vital. A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, is partnering with the local chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR), a nationwide program that encourages young girls to exercise, all while leading them in activities that will help them discover who they are, identify healthy relationships, and learn how they can better get involved with shaping their own community and world.
Beginning the week of March 10th, AWP will collaborate with GOTR to offer a 12-week program, open to fourth-sixth grade girls. All participants will meet at George M. Bush Park (Cold Spring Creamery and Burnt House Hill Roads, Buckingham) every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:45pm. In addition to having fun, the girls will also train together to participate in the non-competitive spring version of the Girls on the Run 5K, which will take place on June 1st in New Hope.
February 26, 2014 By webmaster
The ongoing barrage of snow has caused a severe shortage of blood donors due to multiple drives being cancelled. Hospitals such as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Capital Health and Princeton Medical center must keep a constant supply of blood on the shelves for immediate use.
The Community Blood Council of New Jersey (CBCNJ) is issuing an urgent appeal to our area for blood and platelet donations.
The storms that have been affecting us have made it more crucial than ever for donors to give blood.
The Community Blood Council of New Jersey is located at 1410 Parkside Avenue in Ewing, NJ. You can contact them at 609-883-9750 or go to www.GiveBloodNJ.org. This is an urgent request. Hospitals need your help.
February 26, 2014 By webmaster
The Center for Independent Living of Bucks County is sponsoring a free eight-week course in American Sign Language beginning in March, to be held in three locations throughout the county, Southampton, Sellersville, and Bristol.
To register and for more info call 215-781-5070.
February 24, 2014 By webmaster
Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) was established in 1958 to fulfill the mission to create a vital and strong economic base through the preservation and creation of job opportunities for Bucks County. The vision of BCEDC is to establish and create a healthy and vibrant economy through innovative programs that will enhance existing and new business to improve Bucks County’s competitiveness and economic prosperity for continued and future growth.
BCEDC connects business and industry with all forms of government from local-state-federal. Undertakings such as cooperation agreements to administer loan programs, development of former military bases, management of infrastructure, and other projects deemed necessary to create a vital economic base for Bucks County.
BCEDC also connects businesses with economic development business consulting services like Ben Franklin Partnership and Delaware Valley Resource Center. BCEDC works closely with SCORE and Temple University/Lehigh University Small Business Development Centers to assist start-up businesses. BCEDC works with BCITC to assist companies with the international markets.