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Volunteerism in the Pittsburgh Area


HOPE Hospice
3292 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-367-3685
www.hopehospicepgh.org

— A non-profit organization serving the needs of families and individuals experiencing a life-limiting illness. Opportunities are available to provide companionship to patients, assist with errands, provide respite for families, and assist with special events.

 

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Referrals: 1-800-93-VITAS
Information: 1-877-647-1129
Volunteer Opportunities: Call Amanda Olson at 412-798-2101 or Email
www.VITAS.com/volunteers

— Serving Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties, bringing quality of life to patients and their families. Call about volunteer opportunities or to learn more about our special hospice services. VITAS invites you and your pet to join our VITAS Paw Pals program to visit our hospice patients at nursing homes, hospitals or assisted living communities near you! You ring joy to a hospice patient's life - just by being a friend. Even one hour a month can make a big difference! Training provided.

 


Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
Senior Companion Program
412-350-5460 or 800-344-4319
— The Senior Companion program provides companionship for people who live alone. Volunteers must be at least 60, be able to volunteer 20 hours per week, and have an annual income of $10,000 or less to receive a small stipend.

 

Alzheimer's Association
800-652-3370

 

Carnegie Science Center's SciTech Spectacular
412-237-1552
— SciTech Spectacular is an interactive festival of what's cool and cutting-edge in science and technology in this region and beyond. Information Desk Attendants and Greeters: Greet and direct visitors as they enter the potentially overwhelming experience of the SciTech Spectacular. Hand out SciTech Spectacular information and answer questions at the Information Booth. Passport Stampers: Work with students in the Tech Zone exhibits. Ask students questions about the exhibit and then stamp their passport when they answer correctly!

 

Foster Grandparent Program
Rebecca Maletto at 412-263-3165 or visit us online at http://www.seniorservice.org/fgp_swpa/
— The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors ages 60 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers to children and youth with exceptional needs. Each volunteer spends 20 hours a week in their community providing one-to-one assistance through reading, play, therapeutic support and educational services.

Foster Grandparents receive the following benefits:

The Foster Grandparent Program is locally sponsored by the American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter.

 

Generations Together - University of Pittsburgh
412-648-7150
— Become a volunteer in school settings or work in child care.

 

Goodwill Industries
412-390-2236

 

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Southwestern PA
412-687-6712
— (IVC) is a non-profit faith-based organization serving the frail elderly in their homes in the city of Pittsburgh and most of Allegheny County. IVC volunteers are recruited from a network of religious congregations. Together, IVC and this coalition of churches, synagogues, and mosques recruit, train, mobilize, and support a group of volunteer caregivers.

Services provided include:

IVC services are free and available to residents of Allegheny County who are age 60 and older. The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers phone numbers is 412-687-6712. Or e-mail us at ivc.swpa@verizon.net Visit our Wed Site at www.ivcswpa.org.

 

Meals on Wheels - Lutheran Service Society
412-734-9330
— Volunteers can be drivers, deliverers, kitchen helpers, bakers, and Steering Committee members. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, observe the well being of the client and handle emergencies when necessary.

 

Pittsburgh Cares
412-471-2114
— Provides volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and providing volunteer service to over 100 local agencies that address human, animal, and environmental needs.

 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Senior Corps
412-263-3184
— Use your life experience, know-how, and wisdom to make a difference.
As an RSVP volunteer, you can match your talents and interests to what needs to get done in your area.

 

SCORE
412-395-6560, x130
— SCORE is a volunteer organization of retired businesspeople who counsel people interested in starting their own businesses.

 

United Way of Allegheny County - Volunteer Impact
— Visit http://www.volunteersolutions.org for volunteer opportunities!

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