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Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh


Alzheimer's Association

800-652-3370
— Volunteer opportunities are available in the Chapter office helping with programs, services, and special events. If you can't donate time, please let them know if you wish to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a friend, a loved one, or to a certain Chapter program.

Better Business Bureau of Western PA
412-456-2700
— Volunteer opportunities for answering telephones, complaint handling, mediation and arbitration, public speaking, data entry, receptionist and clerical duties.

Foster Grandparent Program
Allegheny, Beaver, & Butler, and Washington Counties
412-263-3163
— Low income volunteers age 60 and over commit themselves twenty hours per week to give affection, understanding, and stimulation to handicapped and special needs children. Benefits: tax exempt stipend. Stipend doesn't affect subsidized rent, SSI, food stamps.

Generations Together
412-648-7150
Senior Citizens School Volunteer Program, Artist Resource Program, and Mentors in Service to Youth train and place older adults as volunteers in school settings. Intergenerational Early Childhood Program trains adults for work in child care. Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Goodwill Industries
412-390-2236

Meals on Wheels
412-734-9330
— The success of Meals on Wheels depends largely upon the many dedicated volunteers who "Keep the Wheels Rolling". Volunteers can be drivers, deliverers, kitchen helpers, bakers, and Steering Committee members. Volunteers do much more than prepare and deliver meals. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, observe the well being of the client and handle emergencies when necessary. Commitment can range from several hours per week to 2-4 hours per month. For more information about local programs, call the Lutheran Service Society at 412-734-9330.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Allegheny County (RSVP)
412-263-3184
— A not-for-profit organization that serves individuals aged 55 and over who wish to donate their time, talent, and energy to the community. RSVP currently works with approximately 1,000 volunteers and 120 not-for-profit organizations throughout Allegheny County.

Seniors in Community Service
412-227-4234
— Urban League of Pittsburgh offers opportunities for job counseling, on-the-job training through placement in non-profit agencies, job placement, skills assessment, and 20-hour work weeks for minimum wage for residents 55 years of age and older meeting U.S. Department of Labor income eligibility standards.

S.T.E.P (Senior Training and Employment Program)
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
800-344-4319
— Provides work experience and opportunities to individuals age 55 and older who meet income requirements. The Title V Program offers low income seniors part-time training positions (20 hours per week) with non-profit or government organizations. Additionally, enrollees receive assistance in securing unsubsidized full-time and part-time employment.

Senior Companion Program
412-350-5460 (to be a member)
— Provides opportunities for seniors age 60 or older to earn a small tax free stipend and minimum benefits while providing part-time companionship to frail elderly individuals who may be homebound and who need the assistance and support of a companion.

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