There are over 500 kids in Bucks County who are waiting to be matched with mentors! Big Brothers Big Sisters is in search of caring volunteers to serve as role models to at-risk kids mostly in their School-Based Programs in Lower Bucks. Mentors in these programs provide academic support, guidance, and friendship to students who are struggling academically, emotionally, or socially. The matches meet weekly at the school, for an hour or less, throughout the school year.
Art Goes to School (AGTS) has been in existence for over 50 years and our community is fortunate enough to have a local chapter which visits all of the elementary schools in the Pennsbury School District.
AGTS is a volunteer art appreciation program which brings art reproductions into each classroom once a year. The volunteers engage the children in various ways in order to get them interested and excited about art.
Churchville Nature Center invites individuals, Scout groups, families, friends and other groups to help fight the battle against litterbugs around the Center’s grounds and along the reservoir during their Inner Coastal Waterway Clean-up on Saturday, September 12th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Residents of all ages are welcome to attend the Northampton Days Festival on Sunday, September 13th from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Festivities include an annual juried car show, games, a talent show, giveaways from local organizations and lots of good food.
This year the Northampton Days Committee has announced that they have additional food trucks participating, as well as returning ones. In addition, they will have remote control car racing.
Volunteers are still needed. Council Rock students can earn LINCS hours and have fun at the same time. Contact Carol Dubas 215-860-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Join Impact Thrifts volunteer corps at the new Bristol Fashion Outlet, located in Bristol Park at Routes 13 and 413. Help staff display clothing, shoes, accessories, monitor dressing rooms, welcome and assist customers.
Enjoy this bright and beautiful Shoppe and your volunteer discount while helping support 16 area charities.
Volunteers are also welcome at Impact Thrift Feasterville, Hatboro, Montgomeryville and Norristown Stores and at the Donation Processing Center, Montgomeryville. Call 267-387-0022 x6105 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) will be conducting its third annual Adopt-A-Pantry project, a collaborative, county-wide food drive to benefit the BCOC’s Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN) of more than 30 food pantries. BCOC is asking local businesses, churches, organizations, families and individuals in Bucks and Montgomery counties to collect non-perishable food and hearty produce during the month of May.
If you like meeting people, consider joining a group of visitor aides at Churchville Nature Center. Adult volunteers are needed to fill openings as visitor aide on Sunday morning or afternoon. Retired people looking for something to do are welcome. There is training available and you will become part of a great team. It’s an exciting time at the center as a new building addition is in progress.
In February, Audrey J. Tucker, CEO of Family Service Association of Bucks County, joined Scott Sauer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Chief Officer of System Safety, and other participants at the Langhorne train station for the unveiling of new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline signs posted on the platform. The installation of the signs at the Langhorne station marks the completion of this initiative that began in September 2014; the Lifeline number is now posted at all SEPTA locations including rail, trolley and subway stations. The transportation agency began discussing the signs in 2011 after seeing a rise in suicides on its rail system. “Approximately 50% of the fatalities on SEPTA’s rail system each year are ruled suicides,” said Scott. “By placing the Lifeline signs at our stations, we believe that people who might think suicide is their only option will see that help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”
Pennridge Community Center is in need of volunteer drivers for delivery of lunchtime meals to people who are unable to get out and about. You’ll get to meet and help many people in need. Please volunteer to fill in when one or more of their other drivers is ill or busy with other unexpected activities!
Pennridge is physically located at the juncture of Routes 152 and 113 in Silverdale, PA. Call and speak with assistant manager, Peggy Lewis, for more information at 215-453-7027. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to request information.
Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have an engineering background and looking to teach informal robotics education? Bucks County 4-H is looking for volunteers to teach robotics to children at the Northampton Library. The 4-H curriculum and robotics kits are provided to volunteers, with 4-H volunteer training. Children are ages 10-18 years old.
For more information or to volunteer, call 215-345-3283.