COVID-19 Update – Below are the current updates to our volunteer program during the COVID-19 crisis. Our needs and opportunities are constantly changing, hopefully for the better.
- We are temporarily not taking in new volunteers, and will not be holding volunteer orientations.
- Everyone must wear a face mask and maintain six feet of social distance between each other when volunteering.
- Masks and gloves will be provided at all our offices.
- Our offices are open. If you’re interested in volunteering at our offices, please contact the staff member you report to.
Please understand that we’re taking these measures for everyone’s safety. We’re looking forward to seeing you very soon.
THANK YOU! We cannot do what we do without you.
If you have any questions please contact:
412-408-3830 x 3204
Please review our updated Volunteer Handbook online. This handbook serves as a reference to help you understand why and how NHCO incorporates volunteers. It explains requirements, fosters understanding of our policies and procedures, answers questions volunteers often ask, and demonstrates how our volunteers are integral members of the NHCO team. If you have questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Harriet Klatte.
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Volunteer Opportunities at NHCO
Many of these opportunities are not currently available because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Below is a list of areas where volunteers often serve. Please note that not every area or opportunity will be available at the time of your inquiry. If a specific volunteer opportunity or time is not available, we will try to suggest other organizations that might be a better fit.
- Special Events and Fundraisers
- Senior Programs
- Garden and Groundskeeping
- Office Support
- Food Pantry
We have several volunteer needs in our Senior Programs. Click on the links below to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact:
In Service of Seniors Coordinator
412-307-0069 x 3313
- Make an amazing difference in a senior’s life.
For more information, visit our Volunteer to Help Seniors page
- Shovel Snow and help our older neighbors walk safely on their steps, walkways and driveways.
For more information, visit our Shovel snow for seniors page.
- Help seniors with light yard work. Get matched with a senior in your area and help them to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.
For more information, visit our Volunteer to do light work for seniors page.
- Safety for Seniors volunteers: Great for civic and corporate groups as well as individuals. Local seniors have requested home safety checks. Volunteers check for fall and fire hazards and install smoke detectors or change batteries. Items like nonslip bath mats, reachers and baking soda for grease fire are provided for volunteers to give seniors.
- In Service of Seniors North – Seniors are matched with a caring volunteer who can provide rides with their personal vehicle to medical appointments, grocery stores and other errands. Volunteers also provide friendly home visits, yard work, snow shoveling as well as home safety checks (requires additional training). In Service of Seniors is a free program.
- Volunteer drivers and ride-along dispatchers are urgently needed for our Free Rides for Seniors shuttles in the communities of the Route 28 corridor. No special license is needed, shifts are short, and we will train! For more information about out Free Rides for Seniors program, please contact
Kerry Keegan Mulhern
Free Rides for Seniors Team Leader and In Service of Seniors Program Coordinator
Free Rides for Seniors Coordinator
Or call 412-449-0151.
Other Ways to Volunteer
We have Group and Youth Volunteering Opportunities.
Volunteer with our Free Tax Preparation Program.
NHCO is a partner in United Way of Southwestern PA’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign (FTP), which provides free income tax return preparation to low income individuals and families, helping them maximize their tax refund. We are not taking volunteers for this service at this time. Please check back in January 2021.
Volunteer Contact Information
412-408-3830 x 3204 .
Garden and Youth volunteers
Garden and Youth Coordinator
412-307-0069 x 3311.
Please review our Volunteer Handbook online. This handbook serves as a reference to help you understand why and how NHCO incorporates volunteers. It explains requirements, fosters understanding of our policies and procedures, answers questions volunteers often ask, and demonstrates how our volunteers are integral members of the NHCO team.