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Volunteer at Our Amazing Place

At The Children's Institute, volunteers play a vital role in all of our programs. We are proud of the individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations who choose to give their time and abilities to help others. The time they contribute and the help they provide are an amazing gift to the children and families we serve. 

By becoming a Pittsburgh volunteer, you are integral to the work we do and are truly a part of our mission:
To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze.

We are now accepting volunteers for our Day School. There are opening in our various classroom. Volunteer hours are Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through out the school year. We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one day a week for a min of 3 hrs. If you would like to join our amazing volunteer team, please click to fill out our Volunteer Application.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

We have a variety of Pittsburgh volunteer opportunities that are sure to fit your interest such as:
  • Supporting our educational service team in The Day School through in the classroom, special events and arts and crafts 
  • Assisting administration/institutional advancement with event planning and donor stewardship
  • Helping our physical health team with sessions and equipment cleanup 
For individual volunteer opportunities, please contact Diane Milowicki.

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Group, Organizational, and Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Your group can make an impact by assisting with the following:
  • Events hosted by The Day School such as Special Olympics 
  • Events hosted by Family Support Services such as our holiday gift drive and Growing Families Through Adoption (GFTA) 
  • Fundraising events
  • Assisting with organization of donated goods for our amazing kids and families 
For all group or corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Jessica Monahan.

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Volunteer Requirements

Get Started and Make a Difference

Want to make an amazing impact and learn more about special needs volunteer opportunities? Contact our team today.

Email  Call 412.420.2349

Take Action

Not sure what the next step is? You can always call our Information Center to speak to a team member who can direct you to the support and answers you need.

Call Us: 412.420.2400

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