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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NOVA and for your commitment to those it serves. NOVA volunteers 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, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at 215-343-6543, by email at, or by completing the Volunteer Application Form.

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NOVA Thrift Shop Volunteer

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 Helpline and Accompaniment Volunteer

NOVA Helpline and Accompaniment Volunteers assist NOVA staff in providing coverage for the organization’s 24-hour helpline 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.

Community Volunteer

NOVA’s Community Volunteers help to engage the community in NOVA’s activities and mission. Community Volunteers 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 Fundraising Committee Volunteers

NOVA holds events throughout the year to help raise funds to support 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

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.

More Ways to Support NOVA

If you have another area of interest, a special skill, or you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for your community or workgroup, NOVA staff will work with you to find a way for you to lend your support to the organization. To explore other opportunities, contact Julie Dugery by email at