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Category Archives: Pittsburgh Cares

Frontline Families Volunteer Leadership Program

They’ve served our country and now they’re ready to serve our local community with the same passion and commitment to making a difference and improving lives!

Frontline Families represents an exciting collaborative opportunity through the Points of Light Institute, Pittsburgh Cares and AmeriCorps. It is geared specifically towards military veterans, current service members/reservists, and their families. Pittsburgh Cares will train these dedicated individuals to serve as volunteer team leaders  – and we will provide them with all of the tools and resources necessary to lead volunteer groups at a wide variety of service projects throughout the community. In order to learn more about Frontline Families, please contact Danielle Frank ( or Bonnie Taylor ( Interested Veterans and Military Family Members can also register here to reserve a spot in our upcoming training class.

$105,000 Awarded to Pittsburgh Cares from the Staunton Farm Foundation to Help Allegheny County Students Put an End to Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

Pittsburgh Cares, a nonprofit affiliate of the HandsOn Network, today announced that it has received $105,000 from the Staunton Farm Foundation to support a new initiative, Stand Together. The goal of Stand Together is to inspire and prepare youth to take action against mental illness stigma.  Pittsburgh Cares is partnering with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of… Continue Reading

Service Programs for Children at Pittsburgh Cares

Tell us what your needs & interests are! It will only take 3 minutes, I promise! Dear school champions and youth program providers, Over the past several years Pittsburgh Cares Youth Engaged in Service team received many requests from schools and organizations for us to facilitate customized programming such as: Days of Service for after… Continue Reading

Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement, Retention, and ROI

Pittsburgh Cares and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service are holding the next meeting of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:45 a.m. in the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Avenue, 9th floor. The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is designed to help corporations who are looking for ways to motivate their… Continue Reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrate the Dream

Here are some great ways that you can serve in and around Pittsburgh this month to help celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21): SPECIAL EVENT: Volunteer Speed Dating Hosted by Pittsburgh Cares & PUMP This fun event will match young professionals and prospective volunteers with great Pittsburgh nonprofits looking for more people to… Continue Reading

Helping Hands Needed

The American Red Cross of Southwestern PA has an immediate need for volunteers to assist our community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. All levels of experience and ability are welcomed. Please leave a message in their volunteer voice mailbox at (412) 263-3182. Your call will be returned as soon as possible with instructions on submitting an… Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for 9th Grade Nation In-School Roundtable Discussions

Pittsburgh Cares is once again looking for volunteers to facilitate the 9th Grade Nation In-School Rountable Discussions. If you work at a community organization, are a professional in your field, or are someone who wants to positively impact youth in Pittsburgh then we need your support! The purpose of the 9th Grade Nation In-School Roundtables is to give… Continue Reading