Opportunities to Serve Individuals

Opportunities to serve will be posted here as needs arise! Please click the “I Want To Help” button, if you are able to help with any of these needs:


  • An individual is looking for help moving out of their current apartment in Oakdale, PA to Coraopolis, PA. If you are able to help, please call the church office at 412.494.9999. 
  • An individual living alone with limited mobility and blindness needs help cleaning out a studio apartment in Oakdale, PA. This would be a great opportunity for a life group to serve by spending a couple of hours assisting with cleaning and organizing the living space. If you or your life group can help, please call the church office at 412.494.9999 for more details.
Opportunities to Serve Organizations

Opportunities to serve will be posted here as needs arise!

Care Bags for Homeless of Pittsburgh
A Crossroads Church men’s group is completing a service project for the homeless of Pittsburgh. They are collecting items, packing care bags, and distributing them.  If you would like to donate, here is the sign up sheet for care bags.  Most of the items (listed on the sign up sheet) can be found at the dollar store.
The packing party details are:
When: Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm
Location: Fayette Farms Clubhouse, 115 Saddle Ridge Drive Oakdale PA
If you plan on attending the packing party, you may bring donations at that time. Alternatively, you could drop them off in the Pittsburgh West church office before October 19th. If you have any questions, please call men’s group leader, Fred McMullen at 412-952-2665 or email at bighollow99@gmail.com.

At Choices Pregnancy Services, we want you to know that your choice matters! Among the many resources that we provide, we offer laboratory pregnancy testing and ultrasound to determine pregnancy and viability (whether the pregnancy is likely to continue) and how far along you are. 

Choices Pregnancy Center is in desperate need of NEWBORN diapers. Diaper donations can be dropped off at the Church office. If you have questions, call the church office at 412.494.9999. 

The Blessing Board exists to provide donated household furnishings to those in need at no cost. You can volunteer at The Blessing Board as an individual or with a group. Learn more about the opportunities below.

Day of Blessing – serve as Carriers and Ambassador Assistants • Warehouse – clean, sweep, move furniture and mattresses, unload trucks
Cleaning • Home Goods Sorting • Assembling New Furniture
If you would like to organize a date for your group to serve at The Blessing Board please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email at volunteer@theblessingboard.org or 412-828-3725. 

Family House volunteers make our house a home, from welcoming patients and caregivers to preparing warm dinners for guests after a day of medical appointments. Family House volunteering is flexible with your schedule—and it makes a serious impact. All volunteer questions can be directed to
Volunteer Program Manager, Shelby Glentzer at sglentzer@familyhouse.org.

1010 Western Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Cayuga Centers is a treatment family foster care agency in Allegheny County. Cayuga Centers is looking for loving, supportive, caring homes for children currently in foster care who may need additional therapeutic services. In addition to new foster homes, they are also looking for supports for current and incoming homes. This could including someone assisting with babysitting, or providing a meal or transportation.

Heart for the Homeless
You Are Covered Project

The You Are Covered Project is hosting a “Heart for the Homeless Event” with serving opportunities available every 4th Saturday of the month through March. There is also a donation list for the event. Please contact Beth Crawford at yacproject2016@gmail.com with any questions you may have and/or to connect about serving with your Life Group

The Open Door Youth Outreach Center

Life Groups are invited to contact Linda Cordle at 412.474.3227 to discuss plans to serve:

Volunteers are needed for Friday Night Rec every Friday which will consist of:

  • K – 5th graders (6pm-8pm)
  • 9th – 12th graders (8pm-10pm)
Basically, it’s just a safe place for youth to hang out and engage with adult volunteers. Various activities include arts and crafts, rec games, snacks, board games, etc.

Bethany Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to help encourage their patients and families that they serve. For more information, contact 412-921-2209 or volunteer@bethanyhospice.com.

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The founder, Lee, was working on building a ramp for accessibility for someone in Aliquippa years ago and while he was doing so, some neighborhood kids asked if he’d fix their bikes.  He took the bikes home, fixed them, and brought them back the next day.  Later that day, a bunch more kids brought him their broken bikes, and he saw an opportunity to engage the community.

Now he runs this organization that has multiple points of entry for service.  Groups can come to his facility to work on broken, donated bikes.  This is a perfect opportunity for Life Groups to have an “out” night.  For the volunteers from churches/organizations, it’s an opportunity for those who are comfortable to fix bikes while others engage the kids and their parents.  It’s simple but incredibly effective. People of all personalities and skill sets can engage in the mission of Communicycle, and everyone can watch God use bikes to impact lives.  Really cool stuff.

There are also community outreach days, where they bring a trailer of bikes into a community, typically in partnership with a church, microchurch, or life group, and engage the community.  On the community days, they give away already repaired bikes and also work with kids to fix their bikes at the trailer.  Kids who are especially interested in working to repair their bikes can be rewarded with upgraded bikes if they serve others.

The WAMA Food Pantry at 105 West Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA (warehouse behind Rite Aid) is in need of several individuals who have the ability to lift heavy items on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for food distribution days. 

Please call the Food Pantry at 724-695-1305 to let our coordinator: Tim Opfermann know if you would like to help or to get information.

Please send any donations or correspondence to:
West Allegheny Food Pantry
PO Box 527
Imperial, PA 15126

East Liberty Family Center at the Kingsley Center

Are you in need of family support and family resources? East Liberty Family Center at the Kingsley Center is here to help.  We have educational workshops and parenting classes, a diaper bank, men and women’s programming monthly, and other resources. If interested, please contact Joshua McKinley; Family Development Specialist at (412) 641-0092.

Here’s what they need now:

  • Bottled water
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Spaghetti and macaroni pasta
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned soups
  • Oatmeal and whole grain cereals
  • Mac & cheese boxes
  • White and brown rice
  • Disposable utensils, plates and bowls
  • Ziploc bags, any size
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Sugar
  • Salt
    Drop items off at the East End Cooperative Ministry (6140 Station Street) or Calvary Episcopal Church (315 Shady Avenue) Monday – Friday 9AM – 1 PM


Family Connections, a program of Adoption Connection, PA (a faith-based, full-service, non-profit foster care and adoption agency in Beaver County) is seeking foster parents, respite families, and those available for emergency shelter calls in Allegheny County.  There are also volunteer opportunities or holding a food or clothing drive for foster children.

If you would like more information on how you may become involved, contact Ginny Householder, Family Recruiter at 724-371-0671.

Caring Hospice Services of Western Pennsylvania

Our team is looking for volunteers who would love to bring smiles to our patients’ lives! Whether you have an artistic or musical talent you could share, a certified pet therapy dog to make a pet lover’s day or even just holding someone’s hand who needs comfort and peace. Join our amazing team as a volunteer. Whether it’s a phone call, a virtual visit or even an in-home visit, our patients would love to hear from you! Volunteers have the opportunity to provide such a rewarding gift to those who are terminally ill. Full hospice training will be provided and Covid-19 precautions are in place. Volunteer office help is also needed.

Servicing patients in Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, Fayette and Beaver counties.

Contact JoBeth Tassari at 412-666-0900

The Dom Care program matches adults who are independently mobile or semi-mobile but cannot live independently with families who are willing to open their hearts and provide a warm and caring home. You can learn more about the program on our website:  https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/News-Events/Engagement/Dom-Care.aspx. We are looking to recruit both participants and providers for this important program.

If you would be interested in learning more about the program, please email Brian Heywood, Dom Care program supervisor, at brian.heywood@alleghenycounty.us.

Blessed Home Project provides free cleaning services to those going through difficult circumstances in life; such as a cancer diagnosis, recovering from surgery, loss of a loved one & the like.

We are looking for people to bless with this service & also for some extra volunteers who want to help us in this great work! Please reach out to Melissa Laughlin (founder) at blessedhomeproject@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Visit blessedhomeproject.org for more infomation.