NBWA Annual Stream Cleanup/International Coastal Cleanup Event

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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.

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Art Goes to School seeking volunteers

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.

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Northampton Days slated for Sept. 7th

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 cadubas@yahoo.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.

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BC Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association shoots commercial to recruit volunteers

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.

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Volunteers needed for older adult Reassurance Program

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.

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RSVP recognizes the valuable service of its volunteers

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.

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Delaware Valley Fire Museum seeking volunteers

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.

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Volunteers Needed for CONTACT Helpline

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their CONTACT Helpline, a free, confidential telephone helpline service for individuals with a wide range of needs and concerns. The CONTACT Helpline serves residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for providing telephone assistance and responding to calls on both the local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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BARC Developmental Services honors community volunteers

On May 1st, staff, directors, and supporters gathered at New Hope Winery to honor nine individuals receiving a 2014 BARC Developmental Services Community Award.

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Empowerment Project strives to help women thrive

by Patricia Cangelosi

On March 31st, local nonprofit A Woman’s Place (AWP) kicked off a robust program unlike any in its history: The Empowerment Project. The project aims to equip teenaged and adult women with the skills they need to not only survive, but to thrive and flourish in their communities.

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