Whether you are involved in a student group that is committed to community service or not, there is always an opportunity for Pitt-Greensburg students to give some of 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 and 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 at the same time. 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
The 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 by advocating for simple, decent, affordable housing; fundraising for Habitat home builds; and 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 is designed to instill responsibility and engage students in the community around them. 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 that allows members of the Pitt-Greensburg 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 email@example.com
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.