AARP, in conjunction with the IRS, has been providing free tax service for elderly and disabled for over 40 years. Computer literate volunteers are needed to provide this valuable service in the Lower Bucks area. Training will be conducted in January 2015. Volunteers are sought to complete income tax returns or to assist in administrative activities at our sites. A minimum commitment of four hours per week for 10 weeks, between February 1st and April 15th, 2015, is requested. For additional information, call 215-579-8191.
Retirees and part-time employees are doing it. So are career-track workers, college students, single parents and entrepreneurs. They are volunteering their skills, interests and experience, and they are making a difference.
The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center, a program of the non-profit Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), relies on dedicated volunteers to fill the gap between “need” and “availability.” If you have a skill to share, an interest in people and a wish to lend a hand, then the CAC can use your help.
by Lauren Lau, Class of 2015, Conwell Egan High School
Conwell Egan Catholic High School’s Community Service Corps has kicked off the year by helping the local community through a series of service projects. Their first task was a peanut butter and jelly collection to help feed those in need through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
STUDENTS EARN YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!!!
The North Branch Watershed Association is hosting our Annual Stream Cleanup on Saturday, September 20 starting at 1pm at Twin Streams Park in Chalfont Borough. Volunteers can access the park via the driveway at Doug’s Barber Shop on Butler Ave/Rt. 202. Through a partnership with Keep Bucks County Beautiful and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful this event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup.
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. Each year, the various chapters receive a different portfolio from the regional organization. Previous portfolios included works by Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Vermeer, and Marc Chagall.
You and your family and friends are invited to take part in and enjoy the 19th Annual Northampton Days Festival which is scheduled for Sunday September 7th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Council Rock’s Richboro Middle School, 98 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.
There is always a need for extra volunteers to work on the day of the event and also onto help with the Northampton Days Committee, so contact Carol Dubas, volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or 215-860-8570 to join in the fun. The Northampton Days Committee is composed of volunteers that work for months to get all the pieces together to provide a wonderful community event.
by June Portnoy
Two sites in Lower Bucks County served as sets for a commercial shot in July as part of Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association’s (BCFCFFA) Recruiting Committee’s continuing effort to attract new volunteers.
Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their Reassurance Program, a free, confidential telephone service offering reassurance, socialization and safety checks to older adults living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for making regular calls to specific individuals.
by June Portnoy
During the 40th Annual RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Recognition Luncheon on May 15th, county officials joined RSVP staff in honoring the agency’s 550 Bucks County volunteers. The event was held at the Buck Hotel in Trevose.
Volunteer training is currently available for docents at the Delaware Valley Fire Museum, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope. Be a part of New Hope’s newest and most exciting museum! Training is free and requires just a few hours a week. Contact Laurie Stockton, Curator, at 215-862-2692 for information.
Also visit www.delvalfiremuseum.org.