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.
Bucks County Opportunity Council Volunteer Clearance Policy
Prospective volunteers must obtain the following clearances in order to be an ongoing volunter for BCOC:
- Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and
- Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse).
Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if:
- The volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.
Volunteers who have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must swear or affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under §6344.
Food Delivery Drivers
Volunteers are needed to pick up food donations every weekday. Volunteers drive our food program van from our Doylestown office, picking up and delivering to food pantries in Bucks County. You don't have to commit to every day, but can be on-call as needed drivers to support our food delivery network. Valid driver's license and clean driving record. Ride along one of our drivers any weekday to see what it takes! Contact Eileen at email@example.com to schedule a ride along and help us Feed Our Community!
There are two volunteer positions- Holiday Program Greeter and Drivers. Sign up HERE.
Holiday Program Greeter- Beginning Monday, November 28th, families who are applying for holiday assistance (utility bills, gift cards for food, toys, etc.) will be coming to our 100 Doyle Street office- on a walk-in basis. Our team here is looking for people to offer a welcoming smile and assist them as they arrive. In addition, donors who have sponsored families for Adopt A Family will be bringing in gifts, and we’ll need help accepting them, making copies, sorting them etc. It’s an opportunity to connect with the families we serve, while providing much- needed support! Weekdays from 11/28 through 12/16.
Drivers - We also can use help routing the gifts from one office to another. There are 7 driver slots open in December. You will need your own vehicle, and will come to BCOC in Doylestown to pick up gifts and your route. The routes will depend on what gifts have arrived prior to that day, and where they need to go. You will be going to our Quakertown or Bristol offices.
Background clearances are required for these positions; Additional requirements for drivers.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
BCOC provides free tax preparation for low-income families. We can use your help as a volunteer tax preparer! Visit our VITA volunteer page to learn more.
No experience necessary!
Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden
BCOC manages the volunteers for the Hope of the Havest Charitable Garden. We'll be starting back up in May, 2017- Hope to see you next summer!