In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected our local, national, and global community, we wanted to make it easy to connect our Pitt network to the opportunities with our partners throughout Pittsburgh. Please see available opportunities listed below.

Things you can do on your own!

  • Check on your neighbors
  • Deliver groceries to those at risk
  • Make masks to donate to medical personnel
  • Make a donation to yourp favorite nonprofit
  • Donate food to organizations in your neighborhood
  • Give blood

Be sure to social distance!

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COVID-19 Relief Volunteer Opportunities

Phone support for community COVID-19 sign up

Looking for volunteers to sign up to support neighborhood organizations with outreach efforts to reach community members to sign up for the vaccine. Requires a pre-training that can be found at the link below. Sign up to be contacted with more details. Training: Certification for taking training: HIPPA Confidentiality form (must sign to voluneer):


Through 6/30/21

ServePA Vaccination Clinic

MUST COMPLETE REGISTRATION EXTERNALLY FROM VOLUNTEER.PITT.EDU. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: 1. Register with SERVPA 1) Go to the SERVPA home page: 2) Click on the registration link. 3) Under “Organization” click “Add Organizations.” This is where you can sign up as a volunteer for the mass vaccination clinics. a) Select “COVID Support” then click select organization. Click “COVID Mass Vaccination (PADOH); Click on the + and select “University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy” from the drop- down selections b) If you also would like to hear about other local volunteer opportunities, please register for the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps by selecting “Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Organizations”; Click select organization. Check the box next to the desired county (Allegheny for Pittsburgh clinics). 4) Under “Occupation type” select “non-medical.” a) Under “Occupation” select the appropriate choice. There is an “other” option available. 5) Fill in any other remaining required information. Please complete your profile to 100%. 2. Complete the PITT Mass Vaccination Volunteer Form: New Form is being created and will be forwarded ahead of the event. 3. Complete the Allegheny County Department of Health Indemnification/Maintenance of Security and Privacy of PHI Agreement via this link: In addition, all in-person volunteers will need to provide Date of Birth in addition to their full names as to run their information through the YMCA’s child abuse clearance system.

Pittsburgh, PA

Through 5/1/21

412 Food Rescue

In order to volunteer with 412 Food Rescue, downloading an app on your cell phone is required. With the Food Rescue Hero app, you can volunteer as much or as little as you’d like. You can claim a weekly rescue that allows you to volunteer every week at the same time. Or, you can claim one-time rescues that are more unpredictable. Regardless, you can give back when it fits best into your schedule. Download and register for the Food Rescue Hero app on iOSor Androidand sign up to be a food rescue hero! Once you complete 3 rescues, you’ll be invited to take a mobile food safety training quiz to keep rescuing.

Pittsburgh, PA

Through 6/30/21