Volunteer

At the heart of Hello Neighbor is a team of dedicated volunteers working to create a more welcome Pittsburgh.

At Hello Neighbor, we welcome individuals, couples, families, churches, synagogues and other places of worship, and local businesses to be volunteers!

You can impact our work here in Pittsburgh in enormous ways. Hello Neighbor is always looking for volunteers to help us address the needs of our refugee and immigrant neighbors. We are looking for people who are excited to contribute to our amazing community and grow our Hello Neighbor family!

Interested in getting involved on a more consistent basis? You can also apply to be a mentor.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Neighbor is always looking for volunteers to help us with a number of tasks. Whether you are volunteering as a group or as an individual, we have a place for you!

For Groups

  • Organize a Donation Drive: While Hello Neighbor does not directly accept donations like clothing or furniture, you can host a drive for some of our families. In the past we have had groups do a diaper drive, a personal hygiene item drive, and a sports equipment drive. If you are interested, fill out the form here.
  • Host a Documentary or Film: Are you a part of a church group or other organization that would like to host a documentary or film for Hello Neighbor? Contact us: info@helloneighbor.io
  • Ask Hello Neighbor to Cater Your Work Parties and Events: Our New Neighbor Cookie Table offers homemade sweet Middle Eastern treats and the opportunity to support the refugee women who make them. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on seasonal New Neighbor Cookie Tables or place a custom order year round.

*Custom orders are currently on pause through the end of 2019.

Now accepting orders for the Thanksgiving New Neighbor Cookie Table!

For Individuals

  • Event Support: Volunteer at any of our events. We always need help with set-up, clean-up, and other tasks. Take a look at our events page to see what’s coming up and how you can get involved.
  • Driving: Help take refugee families to our events, new moms to their doctor’s appointments, and other needs as they arise.
  • New Mom Support: We have a number of new moms in our program who are pregnant with or caring for their first baby born in America! Can you support by providing a meal, answering questions, or sitting with them once a week for the first month? Learn more about our Smart Start Refugee Moms and Children Program and how to get involved.
  • Valentines or Birthday Cards: We love giving cards to our refugee and immigrant families. Make a large set of them and we will distribute them!

If you are excited by any of these opportunities, or have other ideas for ways to support refugee families alongside Hello Neighbor, we would love to hear from you! Complete the form below or contact info@helloneighbor.io.


Join Our Talent Network!

We’re always looking for volunteers interested in using their skills and talents to support recently resettled refugees in Pittsburgh. We need graphic designers, photographers, notaries, financial advisors, seamstresses, hairdressers, chefs, public health educators, yoga instructors, and anyone interested in using their craft for good. Help us in-office with administrative tasks, lead special classes or community events, or pitch creative ideas for ways to spread the word about the work of Hello Neighbor. No matter your skill, there is a place for you on our volunteer team.

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Stay Up To Date With Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

We will be sharing opportunities to get involved with Hello Neighbor and support recently resettled refugees in a monthly volunteer email newsletter. We can’t wait for you to join us!