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Pittsburgh Cares

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Coalitions

Mission: To increase community engagement through volunteerism and to enhance the impact of regional service partners.

Results: Our impact for the 2009-10 FY: - 1,975 service projects completed - 19,482 volunteer spots filled - 450+ nonprofit agencies supported - 69,680 service hours logged - 2,201 new volunteers

Target demographics: We provide volunteer opportunities to individuals of all ages and to groups of all sizes and types.

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 500 nonprofit agency partners and the populations they serve.

Geographic areas served: Allegheny County & surrounding counties.

Programs: Recruited and organized a network of volunteers. Volunteers gave their time to assist with community service projects. Pittsburgh cares currently maintains a network of greater than 3,000 volunteers which it organizes for the community based organizations.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Pittsburgh Cares uses all of its resources to maximize the impact of volunteerism to make positive change in the lives of people and vulnerable communities throughout Western Pennsylvania.

1 Amy W.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pittsburgh Cares serves a valuable role in the Pittsburgh region - connecting volunteers with the non-profits that need them. There are so many individuals not sure where to begin with volunteering, and Pittsburgh Cares is there to help them all. This team is small but mighty; their impact is much more than you would expect for their size. The organization is 26 years old and extremely well-managed and well-respected.


Rating: 5

Volunteering with Pittsburgh Cares has been an awesome experience. It has enhanced my time in this city and introduced me to some fabulous like-minded people. It offers painless signup and a variety of activities. My first volunteer activity was with the Shepherd Wellness Center, serving a holiday dinner. It was a great night, people were very open and volunteers were hailed. For a young professional looking to get involved and meet new people, Pittsburgh Cares is a great place to start!

5 Vivien Luk


Rating: 5

Pittsburgh Cares excels in connecting volunteers with nonprofits. Their Hands on Pittsburgh event draws in an impressive amount of volunteers each year working on various projects for area nonprofits. Pittsburgh is lucky to have such an amazing organization serving its community.