Volunteer

You can make a difference


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Join our volunteer workforce and help us make a difference in our community. We will work with you to find the best match between your interests and our needs. Orientation and training are provided.

Student opportunities are available. Gain professional, hands-on experience while serving our community. Internships and community service credits are available for college and high school students.

Volunteer Opportunities

CONTACT Helpline Listener
Answer telephone calls from individuals with a wide range of needs including family and mental health issues, financial concerns or simply the need for someone to listen. Training, continuing education and supervision are provided. Shifts available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Training: 40 hours classroom and on-the-job, offered six times a year; the next training class will be held on Wednesday afternoons from August 20 through September 24
Commitment: 16 hours per month (four 4-hour day or evening shifts) for at least 1 year; four 1-hour group supervision meetings annually; six hours of continuing education annually
Location: Call center in Richboro, PA or Wynnewood, PA

Homework Helper
Assist children living at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter with reading and homework. Ages of children will vary. Evenings during the school year.

Training: Orientation
Commitment: Flexible; help out weekly, monthly or every now and then
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Housing Link Assistant
Respond to calls from individuals throughout Bucks County who are experiencing challenges with housing. Gather information in order to refer callers to the closest and most appropriate resource. Training provided. Flexible schedule.

Training: Orientation and on-the-job
Commitment: One 2 to 4-hour shift weekly for at least 6 months, days or evenings
Location: Call center in Richboro, PA

Kitchen Assistant
Help prepare and serve meals for homeless shelter residents, and assist with clean-up afterwards. A hairnet, gloves and closed-toe shoes are required. Shifts are 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Training: 4-hour training, offered monthly
Commitment: One 2 to 3-hour shift weekly for at least 6 months
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Office Assistant
Assist with a variety of administrative needs including data entry, filing and mailings. Choose to float among various programs or work with the same program each week. Flexible schedule.

Training: Orientation and on-the-job
Commitment: At least one 3-hour shift weekly (Monday through Friday) for at least 6 months
Location: Family Service office in Langhorne, PA

Pantry Attendant
Receive and sort food and other donations at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, keeping the pantry area clean and well organized. Flexible schedule.

Training: Orientation and on-the-job
Commitment: One 2 to 3-hour shift weekly
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Special Events
Assist with our Back to School Drive, Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter Gala or Holiday Gift Drive.

Training: On-the-job
Commitment: Seasonal; depends on event
Location: Family Service office in Langhorne, PA

Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunity
Work with our Director of Volunteer Services to design your own volunteer opportunity based on your skills, interests and availability.

How to Volunteer

  1. Complete our volunteer application.
  2. We will contact you to schedule a convenient time to meet with our Director of Volunteer Services.
  3. Provide us with a copy of your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check.
  4. Complete orientation.
  5. Register for training (CONTACT Helpline Listeners and Kitchen Assistants only).

Shelter volunteers must provide a copy of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance dated within the last twelve months. Shelter volunteers must also provide us with documentation of a flu vaccine if you are joining us during flu season.

Want to speak with us?

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Need to talk?: 215-355-6000

Housing Link: 1-800-810-4434