Pitt in Action
The Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) is ready to empower you to take action. Service and volunteerism is part of the University's mission and as faculty and staff, you carry that mission out every day. We know you have things you really care about or give money to so let's work together to amplify that. Explore different pathways to service using the volunteer portal.
Signature Day of Service: Christmas Day at Pitt
In partnership with the Salvation Army and Sodexo, CGR hosts the annual Christmas Day at Pitt. Faculty and staff are invited to participate either as volunteers during the day or by donating items ahead of time.
New hats or gloves for adults and gifts for children ages 16 and under are being collected for our neighbors in need. All items can be dropped off at 710 Alumni Hall or pick-up can be coordinated by calling 412-624-7755.
- Hats and gloves should be new and adult size
- Gifts should be new and unopened with a visable gift tag with the appropriate sex and age. To request gift tags, email Tami Hirth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to volunteer. Volunteers will distribute meals and hand out gifts to members of the Pittsburgh community.
When: December 25, 2019
Where: Market Central
Monthly Food Distribution
The second Thursday every month is a repackaging and redistribution event at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The University provides a shuttle from Bigelow Blvd. by Soldiers and Sailors leaving promptly at 3:30 p.m. Parking is also available at the Food Bank if you choose to drive yourself. The Food Bank is located at 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110. Closed toed shoes are required to participate in this event.
In Partnership with the Provost
CGR partners with the Office of the Provost to undertake activities that advance, elevate and celebrate the practices of community engagement.
Three current collaborations that support the University's institutional efforts to deepen and enhance community engagement are to:
- Lead a Staff Community of Practice to convene staff across campus who support outreach and engagement.
- Present the Community-Engaged Scholarship Forum as a platform to present community-engaged work, discover new avenues of partnership, network with those who do similar work and celebrate Pitt's commitment to community engagement.
- Lead a working group to define course attributes that will be used to track community engagement in the curriculum.