Volunteer Center Programs & Partnerships

***In keeping with our mission to cultivate an engaged and inclusive Jewish Community through volunteerism, the Volunteer Center does not and will not plan, recruit, or advertise for any programming or opportunities that occur between sunset on Fridays and sunset on Saturdays out of respect for the observation of Shabbat.***


Volunteer Parties

Volunteer Parties are an easy way to get involved and have fun with friends at the same time. Here’s how it works: sign up to host, we’ll help you pick a date, you’ll invite some friends, and we’ll find and plan a volunteer opportunity that is perfect for your group!

Volunteer Opportunity of the Month

A monthly volunteer program featuring different Pittsburgh organizations that will broaden awareness of volunteer need in our community while providing hands on assistance.

POW! Power of Women Volunteer Series

POW! is a volunteering initiative created just for women in the Pittsburgh Jewish community.


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United Way Partnership
We partner with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania in a variety of ways. Check out our United Way page to find out more about one our many collaborative programs and to learn more about this truly meaningful partnership.

Follow the Reader
A Volunteer Center reading program partners with PJ Library and the Early Childhood Education Department at the Squirrel Hill JCC, South Hills JCC, Community Day Pre-K and Adat Shalom.

Reading is Fundamental
A weekly lunchtime literacy and mentoring program that pairs elementary school students with community volunteers to share fun, conversation, and good books.

LOGO: I-Volunteer

LOGO: Repair the World


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Young adults (18-45) of all abilities combine entertainment with community service in a comfortable social setting. The Jewish Federation Volunteer Center works with the Friendship Circle to partner them with other young adult groups to make a meaningful experience for everyone.

Repair the World
Pittsburgh was chosen as a pilot community for an exciting new national program of Repair the World called Repair Communities. This program will engage hundreds of young adult volunteers in service learning projects centered in and around East Liberty.

J-Serve is the annual day of service for over 10,000 Jewish teens around the world. It’s a unique project that is run by teens, for teens. J-Serve joins Jewish teens from across Greater Pittsburgh to learn together and serve the community. Local teens volunteer for a day to help address homelessness, hunger, the environment, inclusion of children with disabilities, and much more.