Volunteer

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

Volunteer Through Direct Services


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!

Our remote volunteer opportunities are open to anyone in the United States!

Check out our current and ongoing volunteer opportunities below and fill out our volunteer application to apply.


For Groups

Organize a Donation Drive: Hello Neighbor’s list of currently accepted items is always changing, so please visit this link to see what we’re looking for right now! In the past we have had groups do diaper drives, personal hygiene item drives, and sports equipment drives. If you’re interested in hosting a donation drive, please contact Calli White, our Direct Services Coordinator.

*Please note that we do not accept shoes, clothing of any kind, books for high school aged children and above, and drinkware or dinnerware. All furniture donations must be approved, please email calli@helloneighbor.io for clarification.


For Individuals

In Office Support: As Hello Neighbor has transitioned to accepting donations, we need help organizing, packaging, and sanitizing the items we receive.

Event Support: Volunteer at any of our events. We always need help with set-up, clean-up, and other tasks.

Shopping Support: To prepare for distributions, we sometimes need volunteers to help us shop for needed items. Prompt reimbursement or use of the company credit card is always provided.

Remote Opportunities (remote volunteers can be based outside of Pittsburgh):

  • Welcome Cards or Birthday Cards: We love giving cards to our refugee and immigrant families. Make a large set of them and we will distribute them!
  • Help Immigrant and Refugee Families Navigate Pittsburgh: Sometimes families come to us asking for help applying to a job, finding a dentist for their kids, finding a plumber to fix their sink…etc. You can greatly help our families by volunteering a couple hours of your time when needed.
  • Amazon Wishlist and Walmart Registry: Our families need help accessing baby and kid items during this challenging time. Help us support them by purchasing items off our Amazon and Walmart lists!

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! You can contact calli@helloneighbor.io or fill out our volunteer application below.