BCOC volunteers are a driving force for our organization. Whether you want to volunteer for a special project or event, or help out on a regular basis, we value your time and experience. We are currently accepting applications for volunteers.

    Ideas, questions? Contact our Volunteer and Community Connections Manager, Eileen Albillar at ealbillar@bcoc.org or 215-345-8175 x209. 

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    What do we mean by Connecting People with Resources to Thrive?
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    This is Denita with her Toyota Camry (pictured on right). She’s one of our Economic Self-Sufficiency program participants, and she now has safe and reliable transportation, thanks to a generous community member who donated his vehicle. Our clients are able to get ahead because of the support from so many in the community!

    Denita has been working with BCOC coach Mary for a year and a half, toward her goal of being economically self-sufficient. It is a tiresome but exciting journey. “I am so thankful for my coach. When I come in and say, I’m done and can’t handle any more, (Mary) says, ‘Come on, let’s do this!” This car will enable her family to become self -sufficient; the two adults in the household now will both be able to work full-time. Denita's goal is also to complete her AA degree in business.

    If you would like to donate a vehicle, contact Eileen Albillar, Volunteer and Community Connections Manager, to learn how.


    In The News

    From the Bucks County Courier Times, September 30, 2014

    "Yaleet Inc., the sole distributor of Naot Shoes in the U.S., and the Tana Kaya Boutique, coordinated to donate approximately 100 pairs of new shoes to clients of the Bucks County Opportunity Council. The council is a nonprofit organization that works with families to help them create a pathway out of poverty. The shoes will be offered to participants of their Economic Self Sufficiency Program. Participants work toward educational and employment goals to reach the program’s self-sufficiency benchmarks, including earning a livable wage, having safe and reliable transportation, safe and affordable housing and keeping a balanced budget."

    Watch the video here.

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    BUCK$BACK, BCOC's free tax preparation program for low-income families.

    Meet Mark, one of our wonderful volunteers, who in addition to driving to Allentown to pick-up food donations for us weekly, he also prepares taxes for Buck$Back. " As I have been doing my own taxes with (online software), I figured that it would be very easy to do other peoples taxes. As I like to do research, I ended up working on some of the difficult tax situations that we encounter each season and it has helped increase my knowledge of tax law. I was also amazed at how helpful all the other volunteers were to me. I like helping out and giving something back to my community. I enjoy all of the client expression of gratitude for providing this service to them....overall this program has been very rewarding experience for me."

    Stay tuned for alerts about upcoming training sessions, to be scheduled shortly!

    To learn more, visit our BUCK$BACK Volunteer Page, or contact Program Manager Collin Carlone.





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