Get Involved

We are strongest when every person has a voice, participates and brings their talents to the table. Whether you’re offering support or currently in need of it, we would like to help connect you to the right place.

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To get involved in our movement, explore the volunteer opportunities below.


Providence Connection
Description: Providence supports 400 children and their families by providing childcare and family support services on Pittsburgh’s northside. They have many different opportunities to support their work and Northside families including building maintenance, classroom help, and technical and office assistance. 

Contact Information: Julie Segner, Director of Development or 412-766-3860 ext. 325

The Aviary
Description: The National Aviary seeks outgoing and dynamic individuals who will help to provide visitors with an outstanding experience. Join other bird and nature lovers at America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. 

Contact Information: Tammy Arnold, Manager, Volunteer & Intern Programs | 412-258-9455

Urban Impact Foundation
Description: Urban Impact Foundation was founded in 1995 by Pastor Ed & Tammy Glover. They saw a growing need in the North Side area with at-risk youth and formed Urban Impact: a faith-based non-profit that has been serving the youth of Pittsburgh’s North Side for more than 20 years. By working to meet the needs of the whole person through holistic community outreach, Urban Impact can bring transformative hope to Pittsburgh “one person, one family, one block at a time.” UIF works with over 1,900 students each year in Kindergarten through 12th grade through our four program departments: Education, Performing Arts, Athletics, and Options (mentoring) programs. We provide holistic programs that are very low-cost or free to our students.

Contact Information: Liz Egbert, Coordinator of Church and Partnership Relations or 412-321-3811 ext. 233

The Children’s Museum
Description: The Children’s Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups who enjoy helping children and families have fun while learning or assisting on creative projects. Volunteer opportunities are available for rising 8th graders, through adults as well as a variety of internships.

Contact: JuWanda Thurmond, HR & Volunteer Coordinator

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Description: The United Way focuses on solving our community’s toughest issues by bringing together the region’s best and brightest. They offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of different programs including middle-school mentoring and partnering with seniors in your area. Check out their website for more information.

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Riverside Center for Innovation
Description: Riverside Center for Innovation is a hub for entrepreneurial spirit in Pittsburgh. While there are no continuous volunteer opportunities at this time, there are often short-term needs for volunteers. Contact Juan Garrett to find out what opportunities are available right now!

Contact: Juan Garrett

Description: Auberle is open to using the skills and resources specific to the volunteer. In the past, volunteers have assisted Auberle with conducting mock interviews, resume writing help, financial management classes, etc. Auberle is open to other ideas from volunteers. Contact Erin Rhodes to see where the needs are and to discuss what skills you have to offer others on the Northside!

Contact: Erin Rhodes, Volunteer Coordinator


Church Union, Kids Meal Network
Description: Kids Meal Network is a meal program that provides nutritious meals and fun activities during the long weeks of summer when school lunches are not available. You can get involved as an individual or with a group of friends. Each meal location has a designated Site Manager that oversees food service. We welcome people who are interested in helping serve food, just want to talk with the kiddos or wish to bring special programming to the location. Appropriate clearances are required.

Contact: Cheri at 412-231-4900

Pressley Ridge
Description: Pressley Ridge is a social impact organization that strengthens communities in which they serve. Their services include foster care, mental and behavioral health – offered in home, school, community or residential settings – and specialized education for students, including autism and deafness. There are a variety of places that volunteers can assist in the work that Pressley Ridge is doing in our community.

Contact: Kaitlyn Wolfe, Development Coordinator or 412-872-9461


Perry Hilltop and Fineview Citizens Council
Description: The citizens council is very active and has events very regularly that volunteers are needed to help run. Please visit the website for upcoming events and opportunities and contact Joanna if you are interested in volunteering.

Contact information: Joanna Deming, Program Manager

Church Union, Dailey Bread
Description: Daily Bread serves meals 3 times weekly to our homeless and underemployed neighbors. You can get involved as an individual or with a group of friends. Bring your own yummy foods, provide funds to purchase food or simply offer to serve. There is always an on-site staff member to greet you and to help with food service.

Contact Information: Bob at 412-953-8852 

Description: For more than a decade, Grounded has been helping communities transform themselves. The biggest changes come from within and they are proud to help neighbors take action – providing tools, resources, and connections – so they can create the change that’s best for their community. Grounded often needs volunteers for two different projects. North side ambassadors work all around the Northside maintain lots around the northside and often there are needs helping with this work. Second, in an effort to gain community control over vacant land, help is needed in collecting signatures of community support. If you are interested in helping with either of these endevours, please reach out to the contact provided.

Contact: Kufere Laing, Project Manager, 412-361-2099

Deutschtown Music Festival
Description: The Deutschtown Music Festival is a free, two-day music festival that taes place each summer in the historic Deutschtown on the Northside. The event needs many volunteers to help set up, serve as music festival hosts, man an information booth, and much more!

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New Hazlett Theater
Description: The New Hazlett Theater strives to provide a nurturing, collaborative environment for artists. They leverage people, space and technology to create and present challenging and dynamic art. Volunteers are always needed to usher at events. Apply online to become an usher for this great Northside organization.

Contact: Courtney Bold, Venue & Hospitality Manager or 412-320-4610 ext. 16

Grow Pittsburgh
Description: Grow Pittsburgh has many different projects all around Pittsburgh, many located in the Northside. Check out the information about the community and school gardens in your region to find contact information for a program located near you!

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Foundation of Hope
Description: Volunteers are always needed in the Chaplaincy, Pre-Release, and Aftercare programs with Foundation of Hope. Volunteers teach classes, visit inmates, lead worship services, serve as mentors, help with office work, and perform many other tasks. The Foundation of HOPE recruits and trains mature volunteers from religious and secular communities in the Pittsburgh area.

Contact: Anais Hussian, Mentor Coordinator