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The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg returns to in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 semester. The campus remains closed to the public. Learn how Pitt-Greensburg is building a healthy and resilient community.

Volunteering

Volunteers hand out gifts to Head Start children at the annual Housing & Residence Life Christmas Party for local Head Start children.There is always an opportunity for Pitt-Greensburg students to give their time and resources!

Pitt-Greensburg Volunteer Groups

American Red Cross Club

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.  Here at Pitt-Greensburg, we focus on:

  • blood drives
  • disaster awareness
  • health and safety services
  • support to military personnel and their families.

Circle K International (CKI)

Circle K is the premier group for college students looking to serve their communities and gain leadership experience. Nearly 13,000 college students around the world participate in CKI.  The Pitt-Greensburg CKI is supported and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greensburg. For more info, visit CKI online

Habitat for Humanity

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Campus Chapter Habitat for Humanity logoThe Pitt-Greensburg Habitat for Humanity campus chapter has been at Pitt-Greensburg since 2006. This student group supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity International. We advocate for:

  • simple, decent, affordable housing
  • fundraising for Habitat home builds
  • participating in build projects here in the Greensburg community and beyond.

Outdoor Adventure & Community Service (OACS)

OACS is a residential living community located in Westmoreland Hall. OACS provides its members with experiential learning activities in a nontraditional setting. The outdoor adventure component is designed to develop interpersonal and leadership skills. The community service component instills responsibility and engages students in the community. The intended outcome is a more well-rounded, holistic student. Visit OACS

Into the Streets

Each semester the Office of Student Services also hosts a multiple-day service event called Into the Streets. Into the Streets allows members of our campus Community to give back to the greater Westmoreland area.  Past events have included:

  • making blankets for Children's Hospital
  • volunteering at local food banks
  • delivering dog treats to local shelters
  • volunteering at the Delmont Public Library
  • hanging flyers for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

and many others. Be on the lookout each semester for more opportunities to give back. Contact: Al Thiel ajt58@pitt.edu

More Volunteer Opportunities

The Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) maintains a comprehensive list of more than 100 non-profit agencies in Westmoreland County. Pitt-Greensburg students volunteer at many of these agencies. For the complete listing, visit WAVA's online guide.

The Student Training & Education in Public Service's is a good resource for students looking for more information about volunteering while in college.