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RMCA is committed to the preservation of our natural environment. The Meadowbrook Bird Sactuary provides an volunteer opportunities. Visit their web site.

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Volunteer Opportunities

logoAmerica's Promise Alliance asserts that all children need the chance to make a difference in their families, at schools and in their communities. This requires models of caring behavior, awareness of the needs of others, a sense of personal responsibility to contribute to the larger society, and opportunities for volunteering, leadership and service. Abington School District has been recognized by Colin Powell's organization again in 2010 for providing such opportunities.

 

In partnership with Abington Community Taskforce (ACT), RMCA recognizes students who make a significant contribution to their communities. The Julie Greenbaum Memorial Awards are given in honor of the former president of RMCA who served as a model for us all.

The following groups provide opportunities to serve in our community:

Adult and Family Literacy at Abington Free Library
abg.mclinc.org/adult_literacy/index.htm

Abington Town Watch Council
www.abingtonpd.org/partnerships.htm

Abington Fire Department
www.abingtonfire.net/

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County
www.victimservicescenter.org

RSVP of Montgomery County 
www.rsvpmc.org

Abington Memorial Hospital
www.amh.org/aboutus/volunteering/hospital-volunteering.aspx 

Holy Redeemer Hospital
www.holyredeemer.com/Main/Public/Volunteering.aspx

Catholic Charities / Human Services
www.chs-phl.org 

Jewish Relief Agency
www.jewishrelief.org  

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)    
www.score513.org
 

Abington Key Club / Pennsylvania District      
www.pakeyclub.org
    

Jenkintown Kiwanis Club  
www.jenkintownkiwanis.com    

InfoLink PA directory can assist you in finding an appropriate opportunity to make a difference. Search by the keyword “volunteer” and see the many opportunities available to you. As this site grows, even more detailed information will be available. Non-profits, who have not yet entered their organizational information into this web site, should call The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. at 610-313-9836.

Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) develops, receives, administers and manages, under community control, funds received from public and private sources and distribute them for charitable purposes, primarily to meet local needs. MCCC conducted a needs assessment of Eastern Montgomery County, which including Abington, Cheltenham, Springfield, Upper Dublin, Upper and Lower Moreland and Hatboro-Horsham Townships as well the Boroughs of Bryn Athyn, Jenkintown and Rockledge. It identified the size of the population with special needs in the region that are useful in thinking about targeting services and volunteer efforts (based on 2000 Census data): 5.55 (2,493) of those between 5 and 25 years of age, 12.3 percent (14,599) of those between 21 and 64, and 32 percent (11,187) of those over 65 have a disability. 744 grandparents serve as primary caregivers for their grandchildren. 3.5 percent (6,878) of persons over five years of age have limited English proficiency. 6.3 percent (5,226) of households have no motor vehicle available. 34.8 percent (13,728) of renter-occupied households and about 24.3 percent (7,221) of owner-occupied households spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs, passing beyond the threshold of what is generally defined as affordable housing.

On a national-level, charitable giving declined for the first time in over 20 years, volunteering held steady between 2007, when 26.2 percent of Americans volunteered and 2008, during which 26.4 percent volunteered. As the nation continues to face an economic crisis, volunteers may be needed more now than ever. Many nonprofits are facing the challenge of increased demand for services at the same time they face the problem of diminished resources. In response, many are turning more to volunteers who can provide vital support to help them continue to meet growing needs. Two web sites allow you to find volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests:
www.nationalservice.gov

www.serve.gov

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. This service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 72,000 nonprofit organizations.

 

Please provide your suggestions of ways to contribute to our community. 

1 comments by Members are their personal opinions (see RMCA policies)
wein1633's picture

In nine short years, the Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary, located at the intersections of Washington Lane and Meadowbrook and Revelation Roads has grown from a construction site of compacted soil in a barren lot. The township sewer project was completed but an eyesore was left behind. The neighbors adopted the site and formed a non-profit organization. Keeping true to their mission they preserve this open space of one acre, beautify the landscape with trees, shrubs, benches, bird houses and walking paths that attract birds and neighbors and utilize the property for education.
Small groups from schools, churches, synagogues and garden clubs come to Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary to hold classes and to study nature at our unique park. Numerous bird feeders attract cardinals, goldfinches, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees. Trees,shrubs and perennials produce abundant flowers and seeds to attract insects and birds. Help us feed the birds and keep the gardens up! www.tweettweet.org

Diana K. Weiner/John W. Story
Meadowbrook Farm
1633 Washington Lane
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
http:/www.meadowbrookfarm.org

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