Repair the World Pittsburgh Families

Welcome, Pittsburgh families!

Repair the World Pittsburgh Families, a program of Repair the World Pittsburgh, aims to engage parents and elementary school aged children in ongoing service learning opportunities. Monthly opportunities are be offered around Pittsburgh and its suburbs, in partnership with both local Jewish organizations, such as PJ Library, and local community based organizations. Each project will be engaging for children and their parents, address a real community need, and incorporate service learning. Projects will be designed in consultation with local communities but may include things such as visits to homebound elderly, gardening at a community-based farm, and serving at a soup kitchen or food pantry.

Pittsburgh Families provides several ongoing volunteer opportunities for families with elementary and middle school age children. Register to participate today!

Check out some upcoming Pittsburgh Families volunteer opportunities for you and your family to get involved and give back, and get to know some of our family programming. To join the community and stay in the loop, join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram today.

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If you’re interested in collaborating with us to coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your group of youngsters (schools, scouts, clubs, we’ve done them all!), contact Rachel Libros today.


Our Family Programming:

  • Family Gardening Club:
    • Launching in the fall of 2018, Family Gardening Crew invites families to come together to garden at community gardens/urban farms throughout the city two times per month. Each gardening event will include a reflection that allows kids and parents to learn about food justice and agriculture through storytelling, activities, and parent resources for continued conversation at home. Activities most appropriate for kids ages 7 and up.
  • Adopt-A-Grandparent
    • Also launching in fall 2018, the Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a partnership between Repair the World Pittsburgh and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA). Families will be matched with a “Grandparent” living in one of JAA’s facilities around Pittsburgh. They will schedule at least 2 visits per month in coordination with their grandparent. Repair the World will provide sensitivity training around working with seniors, as well as a booklet of activities to choose from each time you visit. Kids of all ages welcome!
  • Partnership with PJ Library
    • Family Service Corps partners with PJ Library Pittsburgh to provide meaningful service opportunities to young families throughout the great Pittsburgh area. PJ Library books provide the foundation to meaningful learning and reflection through storytelling which makes difficult topics, such as equity and race, accessible to a young audience. Programs are designed for kids ages 4-9!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events:

Earth Day Celebration and Gardening

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday | April 28, 2019

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Pittsburgh Farm Crew: Composting 101

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wednesday | May 1, 2019

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Family Gardening Crew

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thursday | May 2, 2019

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Earth Day Celebration and Gardening

Once again Repair the World and PJ Library are joining forces to bring you a morning of gardening, stories, learning, and crafts in celebration of Earth Day! No gardening experience required! We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and snack. And please wear closed toe shoes!

Date

Sunday | April 28, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

315 Sheridan Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206

Pittsburgh Farm Crew: Composting 101

COMPOSTING 101: Join us and Travis from Shadyside Worms at the Repair the World Workshop to learn about how to create your own compost, and about what you can/can’t compost! It is a potluck dinner, and for a fun snack we will be making dirt pudding to stay on theme 🙂 

Date

Wednesday | May 1, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

6022 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206

Family Gardening Crew

Join other families to support the work of Garfield Community Farm through planting, weeding, and kid-friendly garden maintenance. No gardening experience required! We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and snack. And please wear closed toe shoes!

Dates: May 2, 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 18, August 1.

Date

Thursday | May 2, 2019

Time

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

509 Wicklow St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15224