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Volunteer

You can make a difference


volunteer preparing food in shelter kitchen

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. Please note that there may be a wait list for some volunteer positions.

Volunteer Opportunities

CONTACT Helpline Listener

Respond to calls from local residents who are struggling with a range of challenges including relationship and mental health issues, financial instability, thoughts or plans for suicide, or simply the need for someone to listen. Training, continuing education and supervision are provided. Shifts available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Training: 40 hours classroom and on-the-job, offered two to three times a year.
Commitment: 12 hours per month
Location: Call center in Richboro, Langhorne or Wynnewood, PA

Discussion Leader

Facilitate training to assist shelter residents become successful renters.

Training: Orientation
Commitment: One training session weekly, with flexibility
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Facilities

Assist with occasional projects including grounds clean up and painting.

Training: On-the-job
Commitment: Seasonal; depends on need
Location: Varies; most take place at the Family Service office in Langhorne, PA or at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Hospitality Assistant

Greet residents and visitors at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. Answer phone and assist with administrative needs. Flexible shift schedules on weekdays.

Training: Individual online and in-person orientation
Commitment: One 3 to 4-hour shift two to four times a month for at least 6 months
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Kitchen Assistant

Help prepare and serve meals for Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter residents, and assist with clean-up afterwards. A hairnet, gloves and closed-toe shoes are required. Shifts are 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Training: Orientation and online food safety training
Commitment: One 2-hour shift weekly for at least 6 months
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA

Office Assistant

Limited opportunities to assist with a variety of administrative needs including phone calls, internet research, records management, photocopying or filing. Flexible schedules.

Training: Orientation and on-the-job
Commitment: One or more 3-hour shift(s) weekly (Monday through Friday) for at least 6 months
Location: Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown, PA or Family Service office in Langhorne, PA

Special Events

Assist with our Back to School Drive, Holiday Gift Shop or short term projects.

Training: On-the-job
Commitment: Seasonal; depends on event
Location: Varies

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. If you are interested in volunteering with the CONTACT Helpline, please use the CONTACT Helpline Volunteer Application instead of the general application.
  2. We will contact you by email to schedule a convenient time to meet with you to discuss volunteer opportunities.
  3. Complete Volunteer Orientation.
  4. Register for training (CONTACT Helpline Listeners only).
  5. For certain volunteer positions, provide a copy of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance dated within the last twelve months and a certificate of completion for training in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse.

Want to speak with us?

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Need to talk?: 215-355-6000

Housing Link: 1-800-810-4434