Volunteer

To express interest in any of these volunteer opportunities or to volunteer an idea of your own, please call (215) 794-0800 extension 352 or email kathyr@barcprograms.net. You can also fill out our Contact Us form.

General: Share your talent!
Locations: Various locations in Bucks County
Hours: Flexible
Description: Do you have a special talent or hobby? Would you like to share it with others? Volunteer your talent or hobby with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Advocacy:  BARC Developmental Services, a non-profit agency serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and Autism in Bucks County, is currently seeking volunteers from the general public to help improve the lives of individuals supported by the agency. Volunteers are needed to serve on the agency’s oversight body for individuals’ restrictive procedures. This Peer Review Committee acts as an internal oversight entity on restrictive procedures for identified individuals and provides monthly review and approval of all proposed restrictive procedures, as well as ongoing review of all restrictive plans currently implemented for adults receiving services via our Residential and/or Vocational Services Department(s).  The Committee is intended to guide our associates and support teams to fully consider the individual and his/her personal needs, as well as establish uniform methods of providing functional, enhancing, and least restrictive supports and interventions in order to optimize consumers’ quality of life.

Applicants for this volunteer position should have a degree of expertise in the field of intellectual disabilities. Peer Review Committee meetings are currently held on one Friday morning per month in Holicong, PA and last approximately 3 hours. Due to federal regulations, BARC Developmental Services is not able to offer any monetary compensation, however, we are able to provide lunch from a local restaurant at the conclusion of each meeting. BARC Developmental Services looks forward to hearing from you regarding this opportunity. Please contact our Holicong Office at 215-794-0800.

Early Intervention: Preschool Aid/Teacher’s Assistant/Day Care
Locations: Central & Lower Bucks Counties
Hours: Flexible
Description: Voulnteer at our Early Intervention centers assisting teachers. You will be working with children with developmental disabilities in a classroom setting and in all areas of day care. Our integrated childcare program consists of children with or without special needs in a day care setting.

Vocational Services: Holiday Cards
Description: Assist with the annual Holiday Cards sales campaign. Each year a local artist is selected to create an original painting of a local Bucks County landmark, which becomes the theme for the holiday card. From start to finish, the process is both exciting and multi-faceted, but we can’t do it without the help of dedicated and committed volunteers…like you! Call Scott Kulp at extension 312 for more information about how you can be a part of this unique opportunity!

Residential Services: Spend Time with Someone!
Locations: Various locations in Bucks County available
Hours: Flexible
Description: Volunteer sought to spend time with individuals with developmental disabilities. Ideas include crafts, walks, games, and other quality time in their daily routine.