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Disclaimer: All volunteers must undergo a background check that will be administered through the agency. Below you will find the BARC Developmental Services Volunteer Policy. For questions, please contact, Chris Bennett, Director of Human Resources, at chris.bennett@barcprograms.net or 215- 794-0800 ext. 375.

Join our Advocacy Committee!

Location: Virtual Meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Description:  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 Monday 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. For more information, please contact Erin Pracher, Director of Quality Resources, at erin.pracher@barcprograms.net or 215-794-0800 ext. 376

Vocational Services:

Locations: Various locations in Bucks County available
Hours: Flexible
Description: Volunteer within the Vocational Department! Opportunities include:

  • Assist with feeding individuals during lunch time hours.
  • Provide support with arts and crafts activities.

Interested in volunteering within the Vocational Department? Fill out our online volunteer application!

Residential Services: Spend Time with Someone!

Locations: Various locations in Bucks County available
Hours: Flexible
Description: Volunteers sought to spend time with individuals with developmental disabilities. Activities include:

  • Crafts, walks, games, and other quality time in their daily routine.
  • Assist with Socialization / Recreational events.

Interested in volunteering within the Residential Department? Fill out our online volunteer application!

Support Services: Volunteer at Fundraising Events!

Locations: Various locations in Bucks County available
Hours: Flexible
Description: Volunteer at the agency’s fundraising events! To inquire about upcoming events and opportunities, please contact Danielle Fox, Development Manager, at danielle.fox@barcprograms.net or fill out our online volunteer application.

If you have any questions regarding the above volunteer opportunities, please call (215) 794-0800 extension 375 or email chris.bennett@barcprograms.net.