Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NOVA and your commitment to those it serves. By volunteering, you can help to fulfill the organization’s mission, enlighten its operations and engage the community in its activities.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH NOVA, contact Julie Dugery, Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach at 215-343-6543 or by email at JulieD@novabucks.org.

NOVA Thrift Shop supports the operations of NOVA through the resale of donated items. Volunteers at the Thrift Shop will find a fun atmosphere at one of Bucks County’s favorite thrift shops, located at 2116 Broad Street in Perkasie, PA. Volunteers are needed to sort, price and display donated items, help customers and assist at the cash register. For more information about volunteer opportunities at NOVA Thrift Shop click here.

NOVA Hotline and Accompaniment Volunteers assist NOVA staff in providing coverage for the organization’s 24-hour hotline and provide accompaniment and support for victims in local emergency rooms and during police interviews. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, meet all required clearances (child abuse, criminal record check and FBI fingerprinting) and complete a free 45-hour training course. Additional yearly training hours are also required.

NOVA’s Community Volunteers assist by helping to engage the community in the organization’s activities and share the organization’s mission. Community Volunteers help staff information tables at community-wide events and fairs and/or become trained through NOVA’s Speaker’s Bureau in how to effectively present the agency’s overview to community groups and organizations.

NOVA holds events throughout the year to help raise funds to support the organization’s programs and services. Volunteers with special skills in fundraising, event management and logistics, marketing and event planning are needed to work with NOVA staff in the planning, development and execution of these events. Fundraising committees typically meet once per month at NOVA’s office in Jamison.

Event volunteers are crucial to the success of NOVA’s fundraising events. NOVA holds several events throughout the year that require a group of volunteers to staff the event and assist with set-up, breakdown, registration, check-out, activities and much more.

If you have another area of interest or a special skill, NOVA staff will work with you to find a way for you to lend your support to the organization. Here are a few other areas where you might be able to help:

  • Handyperson and Maintenance at NOVA’s Offices
  • Administrative & Clerical Projects
  • Arbor Garden Maintenance
  • Event Preparation Projects and Volunteers