Faculty and Staff Volunteering

“Teaching, research, and service” - now, more than ever, our University’s mission is ringing true. We are mobilizing through partnership to support neighbors and communities.

By volunteering, we deepen our commitment when it matters most: in a time of great uncertainty. Help us carry out the institutional value of strengthening communities. If you have any questions, please view the FAQs or contact communityinfo@pitt.edu.

How to Volunteer

Faculty may volunteer as many hours as their time and inclination allows. As their schedules and workloads allow, staff may volunteer up to eight (8) hours of their work week to a service opportunity of their choosing during the crisis.

Though we have developed ways to help you assist our communities during this health crisis, volunteering is not a requirement of your employment with the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit COVID-19 Resources for Faculty and Staff or contact the Office of Human Resources.


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You can learn more about them, and register, via the Pitt volunteer portal.

Community partners have identified a variety of one-time, project-based, and weekly opportunities for volunteers to provide in-person, no-contact transportation, or remote support. You can learn more about them, and register, via Qualtrics.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to volunteer?

Each volunteer opportunity has different requirements. Some require that you complete a specific training, some require that you have particular clearances or background checks. Once you’ve completed the volunteer intake form, a member of Pitt's volunteer management team will respond to your intake submission within 24 hours and provide you with all the necessary information you'll need about your volunteer selection, including training that is required.

Are there remote opportunities to volunteer?

Yes! You can specify a search for remote opportunities within the volunteer registration survey.

I have questions about the University’s actions in response to the pandemic.

View information on the COVID-19 response on the Public Safety & Emergency Management website.