I Love My City

I love the Pittsburgh region! I was born here, and although I have lived a number of other places, I am constantly thankful God called me to serve here.

Most importantly, I believe God loves Pittsburgh, too. (OK, He also loves all the other cities of the world, too.) And Jesus calls us to express his love to our region by serving those who are in need.

This website is a practical tool to help you to show love to a broken world. This list of serving opportunities is not meant to be exhaustive; you may know of other opportunities to serve others, and that’s great! But if you, your family or your small group want ideas for how to love a broken world in a practical way, this website is for you. You can search by category of serving opportunity or by location around our campuses.

Let me suggest:
1. Serve as a way to connect with people. Compassion is personal. No one wants to be our project, but everyone needs a friend. As you serve, look for ways to develop relationships with those you serve and to keep that relationship going after the project is done.
2. Serve with Jesus’ love. Don’t be afraid to share with people that you are doing this as a way to show his love and to share the good news with others.
3. Do it with others. Maybe your family can serve together, or your small group. It’s a lot more rewarding to serve with a team.

Bless you as you show love to our city!

SCordle

Steve Cordle

Lead Pastor, Crossroads Church



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Children and Youth<br />Hands On<br />Fix-it Projects<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Aliquippa Impact North Fayette
One-on-one mentoring program; Weekend hands-on projects; Community Garden; Administrative/office help; Prayer More Info
Children and Youth<br />Hands On<br /> Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) North Fayette
Bridgeville
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children ages six-13 (“Littles”) in Allegheny, Washington and Greene Counties. We are looking for volunteers to spend a few hours each month building a friendship with a child. More Info
Children and Youth<br /> Bradley Center North Fayette
Spend time with at risk youth ages 6 to 18 living in a residential treatment facility. More Info
Hands On<br />Donations<br /> Eager Hands North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Knitting or crocheting useful items for children, homeless people, ill people and others. Donations of washable (acrylic) yarn More Info
Senior Care<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br /> Faith in Action North Fayette
West Allegheny Faith in Action (WAFIA) provides volunteer services in the West Allegheny community to seniors 60 years and over, to help them maintain their independence and quality of life, and to build caring relationships; neighbors helping neighbors. The services we provide are: - Transportaion to and from doctor visits - Friendly visits - Errands - Grocery shopping - Telephone conversations The areas in which you can volunteer are: - Drivers (local and/or city) - Call takers - receive the calls and schedule the service needed - Interviewers - signing up a new care receiver  More Info
Children and Youth<br />Hands On<br /> Family Guidance/Bradley Center G.R.O.W. Mentoring Program North Fayette
Mentor to a youth More Info
Children and Youth<br /> Holy Family Institute North Fayette
Cranberry
Interact with youth ages 9-20 years old that are in temporary housing placement with Holy Family. More Info
Senior Care<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Hospice Compassus North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
The people that make up Hospice Compassus are dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families with end-of-life issues. This includes our volunteers. We focus on enhancing the quality of life remaining and use effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br /> Meals On Wheels North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Drive/Deliver Meals Meal Prep/Delivery Prep Clean Up More Info
Senior Care<br />Hands On<br /> Molinaro Manor North Fayette
Bridgeville
Socializing with elderly residents Games and activities More Info
Children and Youth<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Open Door North Fayette
Pittsburgh
Serve with Friday Night Rec events Serve with Afterschool Program Mentor at-risk youth More Info
Miscellaneous
Pittsburgh Cares North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Various opportunities by local non profit organizations. Searchable online tool. More Info
Children and Youth<br />Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Salvation Army North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
After school programs Tutoring Summer day camps Christmas bell ringing Food pantry and distribution Community care ministries Visiting shut-ins, hospitals or nursing homes More Info
Hands On<br />Fix-it Projects<br /> Shared Acres North Fayette
Various Farmhand Work More Info
Miscellaneous
United Way North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Various More Info
Senior Care<br />Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Fix-it Projects<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Urban Mission Ministries (Steubenville) North Fayette
Distribute food to members of community Prepare food bags to hand out/pick up donations Prepare/Serve hot meals Joshua Home Repair Program Minor home projects for the elderly and low income families More Info
Serving Meals<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Washington City Mission North Fayette
Bridgeville
Food pantry More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br /> West Allegheny Food Pantry North Fayette
Stock Shelves Distribute Food More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br /> West Hills Food Pantry North Fayette
Distribute food to members of community More Info
Hands On<br /> World Vision North Fayette
Bridgeville
Cranberry
East Liberty
Sorting medical product at the Global Distribution Center More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br /> Bridgeville Area Food Bank Bridgeville
Distribute food to members of community More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br /> Community Food Bank Pittsburgh
Produce to People: Distribute produce and vegetables in local communities Pack Food Donations to be distributed More Info
Senior Care<br /> Country Meadows Bridgeville
Activities with elderly residents More Info
Children and Youth<br />Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> East End Cooperative Ministries East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Tutoring Youth mentoring through golf Food pantry Soup kitchen Emergency housing shelter More Info
Senior Care<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Highland Park Care Center East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Activities with elderly residents More Info
Children and Youth<br />Fix-it Projects<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Homeless Children's Education Fund East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Tutoring Construction projects Other opportunities More Info
Children and Youth<br />Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Fix-it Projects<br />Donations<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Light of Life Ministries Pittsburgh
Women's, Children's and Homeless Ministries Preparing, delivering and/or serving meals Tutoring or mentoring Organizing unique fundraisers Cleaning, painting and yard/gardening work Donating learning resources Leading a Gospel-centered chapel service or devotions Organizing an Adopt-the-Block activity Activities for women and children Serve breakfast and dinner to homeless and needy More Info
Serving Meals<br />Hands On<br />Fix-it Projects<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> LIVING Ministries Pittsburgh
Primarily focused on discipling homeless men Bring your own project ideas Building projects Cleaning house Serving food Worship Service Organizing games & activities More Info
Children and Youth<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Naomi's Place Transitional Housing East Liberty
Pittsburgh
Transitional housing and services for dual-diagnosed (alcohol and/or drug addicted) women in recovery and their children More Info
Serving Meals<br /> North Hills Community Outreach Cranberry
Work with food bank More Info
Children and Youth<br />Urban Opportunities<br /> Urban Impact Pittsburgh
Mentoring at risk youth Organize activities More Info
Senior Care<br /> Wexford House Nursing & Rehab Center Cranberry
Activities with elderly residents More Info


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