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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.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and internships at The Children's Institute. To protect the health and safety of our kids, families, volunteers, interns, and team members and to ensure that we can provide the best experience possible, our opportunities are temporarily suspended until the spring 2022 semester. We are hopeful we will be able to open our doors at that time. Our website will reflect any changes that will take place. We will continue to accept applications. Please know, however, that our current waiting list is extensive, and placement upon reopening is not guaranteed. We ask that interested individuals please check back at the end of November 2021. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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 

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 

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

Our team is here to answer your questions.

Monica Smith

Monica Smith

Talent Onboarding & Engagement Specialist, Volunteer Manager
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Becky Whitecotton

Becky Whitecotton

Human Resources Associate
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Not sure what the next step is? You can always call our Information Center at 412.420.2400 to speak to a team member who can direct you to the support and answers you need.

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