Downtown Walk-in Program for Homeless Needs A Data Entry Volunteer

I received this email from the Pittsburgh Food Bank today.  I thought I would share in case anyone was looking for a way to get involved with some volunteering.

Data Entry Volunteer Needed

first-presbyterian-churchThe First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has been serving the needs of the downtown population for over 250 years. Their Walk-in program assists the homeless, almost homeless, poor and others every fifth week as part of a rotation with other downtown churches.

Volunteers provide food bank food, toiletries, lunch and other services to those who ‘walk-in’ seeking help. Volunteers also provide critical administrative support and this is where YOU come in! First Presbyterian Church is in need of:

Seeking: Volunteer data entry person.
Dates: Monday June 2 – Friday June 6
Monday July 7 – Friday July 11
(ongoing, every 5 weeks)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Where: 320 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you are interested in helping, please contact Jon Muha, Walk-in Ministry Co-chair, at 724-831-3847.

More Volunteer Opportunities in Pittsburgh

If data entry isn’t your thing and you are looking for other places to volunteer check out Pittsburgh Cares, which is an organization that exists to match volunteers to organizations that need help.

Paddle Without Pollution: Nominated for Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s ‘Paddle With Purpose’ award

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Local non-profit (and I heart PGH favorite!) Paddle Without Pollution is up for an award celebrating the best philanthropic effort involving paddlesports. You can vote for the best “Paddle With Purpose” contender, plus those in other categories, until this Sunday, June 30, by visiting the Canoe & Kayak Magazine awards page.

The group was nominated by their fellow paddlers and peers and winners are honored at the annual ceremony, held this year on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Paddle Without Pollution gets canoeists, kayakers, and paddle boarders together to clean the rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes of Pennsylvania. In 2012, they removed 15.3 TONS of litter from waterways during 13 cleanup events.

They also provide a watershed/paddling education program for inner city youth that teaches paddling skills, ecology, and proper nutrition, as well as other pollution prevention and education programs.

View their upcoming cleanup schedule and register to help clean up local watersheds! And don’t worry if you don’t have your own kayak or canoe, a few are available to borrow from their own fleet for those who sign up early enough. You can also donate money to their cause on their website, via PayPal.

Stay up-to-date on upcoming events and see photos from past ones, plus other news and happenings, by liking their Facebook page.

Click here to vote!