Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
610-436-0042
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in Bucks County

Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. and Women's Recovery Community Center

Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. and Women's Recovery Community Center's mission is to reduce the impact of addiction and related health issues on individuals, families, and the entire community through prevention, intervention, and recovery support services.

Location: 252 W Swamp Rd., Suite 12, Doylestown, PA 18901-2465 (Downingtown Office)

Contact Information:

Recovery Training Center, Kim Doughty 215-923-1661
Southern Bucks RCC, Lena Marder 215-788-3738
Womens RCC, Jeanne McDermott 215-345-6644
Central Bucks RSS, Jessica Schwartz, 215-345-6644

Website: http://www.councilsepa.org/support/volunteer/

Community Service Activities: Volunteer will have the opportunity to be recovery coaches, life skills and special topic workshop facilitators, and community event volunteers.

Bucks County Housing Group

The Bucks County Housing Group is a private non-profit social service agency that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. Its primary goal is to assist families attain housing and self-sufficiency.

Location: P.O. Box 151, Fountainville, PA 18923

Contact Information: 

Phone: 215-598-3566

Website: http://www.bchg.org/volunteer

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are asked to assist with Monday night craft night and youth counseling as well as help transport and move families.  Volunteers are also needed during the summer months to read to children.  Need summer volunteers to read to children.

 

Central Bucks Family YMCA

Central Bucks Family YMCA is a charitable, non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. The YMCA strengthens the spirit, mind and body of all people. We build character by promoting the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The YMCA offers quality programs and membership for all ages: youth and adult swim lessons, fitness, youth and adult sports, leagues, teen programs, skate park & teen center; day, sports and specialty camps, youth education, senior programs, family events, and programming.

Location: 2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Contact Information:

Karen Birmingham, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 215-348-8131

Email: kbirmingham@cbfymca.org

Website: http://www.cbfymca.org/socialresponsibility-top/volunteering

Community Service Activities: Volunteers will help with children's summer camps and daycare center.

 

Riegelsville Public Library

Riegelsville Public Library is a community public library in the Bucks County Public Library system.

Location: 615 Easton Road, Riegelsville, PA

Contact Information:

Phone: 610-749-2357

Email: riegelsvillelibrary@yahoo.com

Website: http://riegelsvillelibrary.info/

Community Service Activity: Helping with children's programs and storytimes.

The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury

The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is a small non-profit library dedicated to delivering exceptional, personal service.

Location: 93 West Ferry Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Contact Information:

Email: nhspubliclibrary@gmail.com

Website: http://www.nhslibrary.org/nucleus/

Phone: 215-862-2330

Community Service Activity: Helping with children’s programs.

Heritage Towers Retirement Community

Heritage Towers Retirement Community's mission is to make a compelling difference in the lives of our clients and residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services.

Location: 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901

Contact Information:

Lori Campbell

Phone: 267-895-1152

Email: lcampbell@wel.org

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions.  For instance, volunteers are needed as Activities Assistant and will be responsible for playing games, assisting in crafts, and playing music. Lunch and Dinner Escorts will escort residents to their meals; this position is a great way for volunteers to get to know residents. Games Volunteers work directly with residents in playing of various games, ring seated basketball, bingo, bean bag toss, and many more. 

 

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Location: 1 Highpoint Road

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a non-profit organization that offers equine-assisted programs for children and adults with special needs.  Ivy Hill is committed to establishing, maintaining, and delivering programs to enhance the lives of individuals with physical, social, educational, and/or psychological challenges. Our services include horsemanship and therapeutic riding sessions, programs for at-risk youth, camps, clinics, Special Olympics events, and competitions. Programs are customized to meet the objectives of individuals and organizations.

Contact Information:

Mailing: PO Box 394, Perkasie, PA 19844

Barn Location: 1 Highpoint Road, Perkasie, PA 19844

Phone: 215-822-2515 ext. 4

Email: info@ivyhillequestrian.org 

Website: http://www.ivyhillequestrian.org/volunteers

Community Service Activity:  Ivy Hill volunteers play an integral role in helping our program run smoothly on a day to day basis. Volunteers help feed horses, clean barn stalls, and help with lessons.  Ivy Hill is always looking for additional volunteers to help with a variety of duties at Ivy Hill. 

Interested volunteers should download and print an application, which is located on the website.

The Outreach Program for Soccer

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities and is organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girls, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disabilities. TOPSoccer's goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer & US Youth Soccer families.

Location: 4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Contact Information:

Diane Spencer, Eastern Pennsylvania TOPSoccer Chairperson

Phone: 610.238.9966

Fax: 610.238.9933

Email: dspencerepysa@verizon.net

Website: http://www.epysa.org

 

Pearl S. Buck International

Pearl S. Buck International has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck- her commitment to improving the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world. Specifically the mission of Pearl S. Buck International is illustrated in its work in the areas of: adoption advocacy, health and education advocacy, and development of cross-cultural appreciation

Location: 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

Contact Information: 

Phone: 215-249-0100 Ext. 110

Fax: 215-249-9657

Email: mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

Website: http://www.psbi.org/page.aspx?pid=367

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to assist with conducting guided tours of the National Historic Landmark home of Pearl S. Buck.  Interested individuals should register on the website.

 

Phoebe Richland Health Care Center

Phoebe Richland is a not for profit health care facility for the elderly. They are a 143 bed, skilled nursing facility, with a 21 bed Alzheimer Unit.

Location: 108 S. Main Street, Richlandtown, PA 18955

Contact Information:

Suzanne Sabo

Phone: 267-371-4504

Email: ssabo@phoebe.org 

Website: http://phoebe.org/giving-volunteer/volunteering/

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed in various positions, including being a companion or visitor, activity helper, library assistant, and activity or group leader.  volunteers are also needed to assist transporting and escorting residents as well as presenting programs to residents.

 

Special Olympics - Bucks County

Special Olympics is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through a year-round sports training and competition program.  Special Olympics offers training and competitive opportunities in 16 sports: aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, equestrian, figure skating, long distance running, powerlifting, race walking, skiing, snowshoeing, soccer, softball, speed skating, and volleyball.   

Location: 3535 Rockview Drive, Bristol, PA 19007-2554

Contact Information:

Phone: 215-781-6530

Email: sopabcgeorge@aol.com

Website: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/volunteer/volunteer-overview

Community Service Activity: Volunteers are needed to help assist with various Special Olympics events and programs.

 

Vita Education Services

Vita Education Services' mission is to provide free education programs to Bucks County adults in the community and the Correctional Facilities that will enable them to become self-determining and self- sustaining.

Contact Information:

Judy Schaeffer, PR Coordinator

Phone: 215-345-8322 ext.106

Email: info@vitaeducation.org

Website: http://www.vitaeducation.org/volunteer/

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed for various tutoring positions, such as Literacy, English as a Second Language, and Personal Decision Making. All tutors work with adults and no prior teaching experience or proficiency in speaking a foreign language is needed.

 

A Woman's Place

A Woman’s Place is a social change organization dedicated to ending intimate and familial violence through empowerment and advocacy, support and director services, as well as community education. The organization works to change institutions, systems, and individual practices that condone and perpetuate violence and abuse.

Location:  P.O. Box 299, Doylestown, PA 18901

Contact Information:

Lisa Armstrong, Volunteer & Membership Manager

Phone: 215-343-9241 ext. 124

Email: larmstrong@awomansplace.org

Website: http://www.awomansplace.org/get-involved/volunteer-area/ 

Community Service Activities: Volunteer support is needed in the operation of our thrift store and lead support groups as well as accompanying clients to court, assisting in organizing agency events, and babysitting children staying in the shelter.