Civic Action Week

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Civic Action Week: Discover Your Pathway

With the many changes that have taken place over the last three months, we know that one thing has not changed: the need for volunteers. 

Because of this need, the Office Community and Government Relations (CGR) and the Office of PittServes are coming together to host a series of educational and volunteer events for Fall 2020: Pitt Week of Action.

Traditionally, CGR and PittServes would respectively host Day of Caring and Pitt Make a Difference Day (PMADD). Due to the greater and broader needs that the pandemic has caused, these offices are coming together to organize an entire week of engagements directed towards non-profit and neighborhood partners and their missions.



There are a number of ways in which you can propose to engage the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty, staff, and students over the week of October 5-10, 2020.

Remote/Virtual service opportunity: an opportunity for individual or grouped volunteers to serve your agency without ANY in-person contact. (e.g. virtual tutoring/mentoring/career share, phone call or Zoom based programming)

In-person volunteering (outdoor): one day project or multi-day project

In-person volunteering (indoor): one day project or multi-day project

*In person projects can consist of no more than 25 volunteers. Pitt transportation buses will only accommodate 16 volunteers*

DIY kits: provide basic instructions for the assembly of an item or kit in support of your agency mission (may require pick up if safety measures are in place)

Drives: ask volunteers to purchase/host a drive for specific items in support of your agency mission (limited)

Partners in Action series: If your personal or agency mission relates to EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELLNESS,DIGITAL ACCESS & EQUITY, BASIC NEEDS, OR CIVIC PARTICIPATION. Please consider lending your expertise to the conversation. We are looking for individuals willing to record educational pieces, facilitate workshops, participate in interviews, and share ways you are looking for volunteer support

Note: We cannot accept requests for direct financial assistance

*Due to the unprecedented circumstances, please note that we cannot guarantee any organization or project a spot in the Week of Service.*

Click here to register your project 

Have some questions? Learn more about Civic Action Week by joining one of our upcoming

Partner Information sessions