Faculty & Staff Resources

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 needAll 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 hirth@pitt.edu.

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.

Sign-up to volunteer and please email Tami Hirth if you are planning on using the shuttle.

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: