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Individuals who offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Community Awareness Activities & Volunteer OpportunitiesOrganize events and activities to promote public awareness of breast cancer - Auctions, Bowl-A-Thons, Fundraising Dinners, Fashion Shows, Walk/RunsFranklinCumberland Valley Breast Care AllianceCumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home System, Southeastern Veterans Center - Volunteer OpportunitiesThe Southeastern Veterans Center is currently recruiting volunteers to serve the needs of the veterans in the center. Volunteers show our residents that someone still cares about them and they are regarded as real friends who prove that the residents are not alone. Here are some of the ways you can help: - Assisting with Center activities - Assisting on field trips - Visiting with residents - Escorting wheelchair-bound residents - Distributing mail - Assisting residents at mealtime - Providing musical entertainmentChesterPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, State Veterans Home SystemPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Team RubiconTeam Rubicon combines the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The team's role in domestic disasters is both to provide timely humanitarian assistance and as an outlet to let veterans continue to serve. Team Rubicon Has the Following Capabilities: Incident Management Damage & Impact Assessment Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management Debris Management Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood) Emergent/Hasty Home Repair Spontaneous Volunteer Management Medical (Intl. Only) Team RubiconTeam Rubicon
The Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues is a non-profit organization that supports veteran transition to civilian life through volunteerism in either of two processes. Fellowship A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Benefits of Fellowship include:
  • Connection with other veterans in your community and across the nation by:
    • Attending the Fellowship Orientation at the beginning of your six months of service,
    • Planning and attending service projects, bringing veterans and civilians together to benefit your community,
    • Speaking on behalf of your host organization and The Mission Continues at career fairs, on veterans panels, or through specific media opportunities,
    • Development of professional skills and network,
    • Translation of military-based skills to civilian workforce,
    • A cost-of-living stipend provided by The Mission Continues.
Service Platoons A service platoon is a team of veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen and reservists that mobilizes together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Each service platoon’s mission is unique to the platoon and the challenges facing its community. Each mission is ongoing and organized around weekly, monthly, or quarterly events. Service platoons collaborate with local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses to ensure community support and engagement. It’s a win-win for veterans and for the community. As a platoon member, you might spend a Saturday afternoon building houses alongside your fellow veterans. You could be out on the streets at midnight with your team, helping homeless veterans find shelter. You might cut new trails in a state park or spend the weekend camping at a team retreat.
The Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues
The Mission Continues, Pittsburgh 1st Service Platoona national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities. Veterans participate in Operations by serving with The Mission Continues in one of two ways: As a member of a service platoon taking on large-scale service missions. As an individual The Mission Continues fellow volunteering for six months with a local nonprofit. Currently, the Pittsburgh 1st Service Platoon will be focusing on community revitalization in the Hazelwood area.AlleghenyThe Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Volunteer OpportunitiesOffers volunteer opportunities. <a href="https://uwswpa.org/be-a-volunteer/">Sign up here.</a>AlleghenyVolunteer OpportunitiesUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Volunteer ConnectionsRecruitment and referral of volunteers to appropriate agency for promotion of volunteerismCumberlandThe Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital RegionThe Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital Region
Youth VolunteerTechnical assistance to school volunteer programs, informs school of current volunteer opportunities available to their students, and develops opportunities in conjunction with area non-profit agenciesDauphinThe Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital RegionThe Volunteer Center of the United Way Capital Region

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