Volunteer

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. 

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.

Download Background Clearance Instructions and waiver form
Submit application to BCOC's Volunteer and Community Connections Manager, Eileen Albillar at ealbillar@bcoc.org or 215-345-8175 ext 209. 


 

Food Program

 

Fresh Connect Bucks County: 

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute produce at our weekly, year-round mobile farmer's markets in Bristol and Ottsville. Each weekly location requires 10-15 volunteers, whose involvement is an integral part of the distribution.  
Lower Bucks County: Register to volunteer in BRISTOL on FRIDAYS HERE!
 
Upper Bucks County: Register to volunteer in OTTSVILLE on THURSDAYS HERE

Senior Food Box Distribution: 

Can you give 2 hours a month to feed seniors in Doylestown? Volunteers needed to assist with delivering food boxes to eligible seniors in Doylestown and Perkasie. Boxes are 30 lbs, repetitive lifting of boxes is required. Ideally 1 or 2 people, who can meet the truck driver at the site, unload the boxes, and assist with distribution inside the hall. Contacting seniors to have them come down to pick up their box, or delivering to their apartments. Each of the sites has a distribution once per month. Contact Eileen at ealbillar@bcoc.org for more information on this volunteer opening.    

 

  








Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden

Registration is now open for garden volunteers! Click HERE to register yourself, your work group or family for a morning harvesting food for Bucks County families!  Hope to see you this summer! 

Food Program - Volunteer 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 ealbillar@bcoc.org to schedule a ride along and help us feed our community!

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! Click here to learn more. 





Administrative and Clerical Volunteer Positions Open 

Volunteer for one day a week or one day a month at our Doylestown Borough office. Filing, data entry, mail merge, shredding- helping with these tasks frees up valuable time for staff.