Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

The mission of Habitat Bucks is to “Build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County.”

Affordable homes – Habitat builds decent, safe, affordable homes by building partnerships with families, volunteers and donors. Habitat Bucks uses green building practices and is building Energy Star Rated homes to insure low operating costs for future homeowners.

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Kids in Care

Kids in Care is a mentoring program that was created in 2007 as an expansion project of Family Friends. This program utilizes trained mentors to provide stable and positive relationships to youth in residential treatment facilities.

Kids in Care mentors help promote the recovery and resiliency of these at-risk youth and provide a natural support to youth outside of the many professionals that enter and exit their lives.

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Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need

AHTN is an interfaith organization of committed community volunteers that serves Bucks County’s less fortunate, especially the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

“Code Blue,” is in its seventh year of providing overnight shelter in area churches, when the temperature dips below 26 degrees including wind chill. When “Code Blue” is called, volunteers mobilize, using an AHTN bus, to drive guests to the Code Blue shelter, set-up cots and prepare light dinner and breakfast.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, building homes, empowering families

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to build affordable homes, stronger families and safer, revitalized communities throughout Bucks County.

Their Homeownership Program provides affordable homeownership for low-income individuals and families. Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has built over 100 homes throughout Bucks County. They don’t give homes away – their partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. Their homebuyers already live or work in Bucks County, meet program requirements and contribute a minimum of 200 hours in building their homes. Contact Stefanie Clark at s.clark@habitatbucks.org/215.822.2812 x307.

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Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company

The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company is a non-profit organization serving the public since 1914. Their mission is to provide superior fire and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Northampton Township. They have three stations: Station 3 (Richboro), Station 73 (Holland), and Station 83 (Churchville).

The Fire Company has made much progress in 100+ years due to the dedication of the citizens of Northampton Township past and present. The fire company strives to keep up with emergency service technology, along with specialty training including, Hazardous Materials Response, Marine Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Confined Space Rescue.

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Student exchange program seeking volunteer representatives

ASSE international Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in your community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.

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American Red Cross Urgently Requests Additional Blood Donor Ambassadors to Support Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for additional Blood Donor Ambassadors to support blood drives in Bucks County.  Blood Donor Ambassadors ensure that donors have a positive experience when giving blood by greeting them at the registration table, guiding them through the registration process, and observing them in the refreshment area to make sure they are OK when they leave.

If you’d like to learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross, please come to our volunteer information event on January 27 at the Bristol Township Senior Center from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.  Call the Red Cross at 484-403-4718 to learn more.

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Volunteer to help the homeless

Would you like to learn more about Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need, the issues of homelessness, and how you can make a difference in Bucks County?

Volunteers are the backbone of their organization, and without their help someone in your community might not have a warm meal, or a ride to a doctor or work, or sleep without fear of hypothermia, and hope that someone cares enough to give them a helping hand.

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Lenape Valley Foundation seeks donors to help spread holiday cheer

While holiday time is one that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness, that is not the case for many of our friends and neighbors in Bucks County.  Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) hopes to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

The Holiday Assistance Program, an annual effort organized by LVF staff and volunteers, was developed for just that purpose.

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Help seniors ‘stay put’ in their homes

Staying Put in Lower Bucks is looking for your talents! Staying Put utilizes volunteers to help older adults in Lower Bucks County remain at home and actively engaged in their community as long as possible.

They are looking for volunteers to provide support services such as: transportation, companionship, simple handyman services, telephone reassurance, light house work, pharmacy and grocery pickups and delivery, daytime respite for caregivers, office/clerical support, and help planning social events.

Sometimes the best time of your life is the time you give to others. Anyone interested should call Charlie or Rene at 215-428-0500 ext. 103, or e-mail stayingput@ivinsoutreach.org.

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