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Volunteer Opportunities

AREA AGENCY ON AGING

The Bucks County Positively Aging volunteer program provides opportunities for adults age 18+ to engage in volunteer service and contribute time, experience and knowledge to others in their communities.

There are many volunteer opportunities throughout Bucks County, and the Volunteer Coordinator will make every effort to match volunteers with an assignment that best meets their interests and skills. If specific services are offered, staff will make every effort to identify an organization that is in need and can best accommodate those skills and services. 

To join the 400+ Positively Aging volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service each year, complete and send back the Volunteer Enrollment Form, or contact BCAAA at 267-880-5700 and get started today.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Bucks County Behavioral Health System Volunteer Opportunities:  Parent and/or Youth participation in various service planning activities. Annual (spring) Resiliency Conference and Resource Fair – Planning and Staffing. Annual (fall) Recovery Conference – Planning and Staffing. Mentoring adults with mental illness: Compeer program of Mental Health Association of SE PA. Mentoring children with disabilities: BHS-IU collaborative programs: Family Friends and Kids in Care.  Telephone:  215-773-9313

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Bucks County Children and Youth Agency Volunteer Program has been in existence for 20+ years.  Individuals may apply to volunteer with children, adolescents, or parents serviced by the agency.  Volunteer roles including: tutoring, mentoring, and life connection visitor for both children and parents. Additional program involves
mentoring of youth in foster care toward school success and post secondary education.

An application and training process is required also includes a FBI criminal clearance and state child abuse clearance before anyone is approved.

Foster parents are not considered volunteers however the need and value of their services is tremendous.  Foster parents are needed by the agency to provide substitute care taking of children, in foster care with the agency.  Opportunities to foster parent include providing respite care, emergency care, foster-adopt and long term care.         

For additional information and/or questions regarding volunteer or foster parent opportunities, calls can be directed to Roxanne Watkins-Hall, Volunteer/Foster Parent Recruiter and Trainer at 215-348-6997. 

DRUG & ALCOHOL

Do NOT have any direct volunteer opportunities.
BUT – Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. and its grass-roots advocacy program PRO-ACT seek volunteers to assist in all aspects of prevention, intervention, and recovery support services.  The Mission of The Council is to provide resources and opportunities to help those impacted by the disease of addiction. Telephone:  215-345-6644.

Mentors for Prison Re-entry Population (ongoing, routine contact as needed) to work in tandem with a team to provide practical support and recovery guidance to those re-entering the community after incarceration at BCCF.

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Division of Health and Human Services

Phone: 215-348-6201
Fax: 215-348-6204