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. Opportunities are 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 will host 3 sessions (fall, winter, spring) beginning in fall. The fall session will focus on food justice, the winter on knowing our neighbors, and the spring on environmental justice. During the fall session, from September through November, families will come together to learn and volunteer around local food justice issues. This includes apple picking for 412 Food Rescue, gardening at Sheridan Avenue Orchard, and opportunities for virtual service. All opportunities will be adapted to meet the current CDC guidelines, as well as the needs of our service partner organizations and families.
We are excited to invite you to participate in the Fall 2020 session! Though we encourage you to sign up for the full session for the most meaningful experience, you may pick and choose which programs are the best fit for your family. Register to participate today!
Kid and Family Friendly Volunteering:
If you’re interested in having us to coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your group of youngsters (schools, scouts, clubs, we’ve done them all!), contact Alix Cramer today.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events:
Check out the Pittsburgh city page for our full list of upcoming programs! Family friendly programs are tagged as “family” for your convenience!