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

Volunteers must obtain the following clearances in order to be an ongoing volunteer for BCOC (one-time volunteers are exempt from clearance requirements at Fresh Connect and the Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden):

  • 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 you have 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 may sign the waiver form- in which they must swear or affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under §6344. Waiver Form 

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 Distribution: 

Volunteers needed to assist with food deliveries at our cold storage, and delivering food boxes to eligible seniors in Doylestown and Perkasie. Volunteers must be able to life boxes of 30 lbs, repetitive lifting. Each opportunity is 1 -2 hours at a time! VIEW OPENINGS HERE. 

 

  


Food Program 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!



Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden

Together with Delaware Valley University, locally grown produce is donated to Bucks County food pantries. We assist the project by bringing volunteers to work in the fields ot harvest produce for distribution. Visit the Hope of the Harvest page and for volunteer registration. 


Volunteers will help unload the truck, set up produce, distribute produce to community members, and clean up at the end of the shift.

These events take place outside. Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes, and remain for the entire shift.

Fresh Connect events operate rain or shine as long as the temperature is above 32 degrees and there is not severe weather. In the event of inclement weather, please call 215-345-8175 to find out if the site is operating.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

 

Fresh Connect Bucks County: 

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute produce at our weekly, year-round mobile farmer's markets in Warminster, Bristol and Ottsville. Each weekly location requires 10-15 volunteers, whose involvement is an integral part of the distribution! Volunteers will help unload the truck, set up produce, distribute produce to community members, and clean up at the end of the shift. These events take place outside. Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes, and remain for the entire shift.

Fresh Connect events operate rain or shine as long as the temperature is above 32 degrees and there is not severe weather. In the event of inclement weather, please call 215-345-8175 to find out if the site is operating. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. For additional information, click on the site link where you wish to volunteer. 

Download the Fresh Connect Volunteer Application 

Tuesdays in Warminster: Register to Volunteer

Thursdays in Ottsville:  Register to Volunteer

Fridays in Bristol:  Register to Volunteer !

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

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.