To have your need listed on the Be the Church page, please fill out the following form.

To respond to a need on the Be the Church page, please fill out the following form.

  • Upon submission of this form, your request will be reviewed by our benevolence team for inclusion on our Be the Church page to receive assistance from Life Groups. Assistance is on a volunteer basis from our Life Groups, and inclusion on the Be the Church page is not a guarantee of assistance.
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 needs help with getting reliable transportation for employment. Please call the church office at 412.494.9999 if you can help.
Opportunities to Serve Organizations

Opportunities to serve will be posted here as needs arise!

Victoria Manor, Oakdale, PA
Part of the facility was flooded on April 11, 2024. Immediate needs for residents/staff include:

  1. Blankets
  2. Clothes (women’s S to XL and men’s L to 3XL)
  3. Throw rugs
  4. Cleaning supplies

Please drop off items to the Pittsburgh West Prayer Room (always open) at 1000 Crossroads Drive, Oakdale, PA 15071. Please indicate that they are for Victoria Manor on the packaging.

McDonald Community Meals on Wheels
The McDonald Community Meals on Wheels program is in search of volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Friday being the most urgent!) from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. We pack lunches and tray up hot meals for approximately 50 Seniors a day. Volunteers also help with kitchen clean-up. Anyone who might have an interest can choose their day(s). Any interested person can call (724) 926-2104 or check out the new site at: https://mcdonaldmealsonwheels.my.canva.site/home

Choices Pregnancy Center is a faith-based center that offers services such as laboratory pregnancy testing and ultrasound to determine pregnancy and viability (whether the pregnancy is likely to continue and how far along a woman is in the pregnancy) to assist parents in making positive decisions about their unborn babies. We support them through all sorts of situations with God at the center. We serve many different clients from all walks of life.
One of our powerful and successful services is our Parent University program where once a parent(s) choose life for their unborn child, they may take part in a Earn as you Learn program. Parents attend parent/life educational sessions and earn points to “purchase” needed baby items. The lessons empower them to become effective parents and they can earn items as they go. Click here to download the Earn as you Learn flyer.

Current needs include:

  • Girl clothes sizes bigger than 9 months – have a significant need for 12mo, 18mo & 24, mo, 2T girls clothes

  • Low (but not AS low) on NB, 3mo & 3-6 mo girls clothing

  • Low on diaper bags, breastfeeding supplies & children’s books, newborn & infant toys

Shopping Suggestions

  • Pop into the clearance areas of stores: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Kohls, Wal-Mart, Target etc. Macy’s sometimes has one-day 50% off sales. Large items may be purchased on MacBid if anyone is a bidder.
  • Order from the Amazon wish list and have it sent to Choices.

If you would like to be on a continual list when certain needs come up or for any further questions, contact Marianne King at mkfitnesspgh@comcast.net.

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.

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

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED FOR FOSTER CARE HELP IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY!

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.