Volunteer

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Holy Family Institute has served children, youth and families for more than 115 years.  In addition to financial resources, our volunteers provide the generous commitment to help serve our community and clients.  Volunteers are vital to the success of our mission to empower children and families to lead responsible lives.


 

Volunteer Opportunities:


Emerging Leaders Board

The Emerging Leaders Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Holy Family Institute (HFI) programs and services through marketing, social media and community outreach; planning and managing fundraising events; and designing and implementing service activities based on HFI initiatives. With new leadership and focus of internal staff, there is momentum to recruit new members to join the ELB – in order to bring in more diversity, fresh ideas and new funding streams.

Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Courage House Luncheon Committee

Holy Family’s signature event in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney. During the event a current Pittsburgh Steeler and Holy Family alumnus are honored for overcoming a challenge in their personal lives. The luncheon includes an autograph session with current and past Pittsburgh Steelers. The event committee plays a critical role in the planning, sponsorship, and execution of the event.

Annual Golf Classic Committee

The Annual Golf Classic is Holy Family Institute’s longest running fundraising event. In addition to golfing, attendees enjoy lunch, dinner, a silent auction, and awards. The event committee plays a critical role in the planning, sponsorship, and execution of the event.

Administrative Volunteer

Our departments and satellite offices need volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, such as electronic filing, answering phones, making appointments, completing simple assessments, putting together intake packets, data entry, distributing marketing materials, etc.

Corporate Group Day of Service

Corporate groups may participate together as a part of a company volunteer initiative or team building activity. Day of Service projects typically last from 9AM to 3PM and lunch is provided. Service projects include cleaning up the campus grounds, small improvement and construction projects, painting, gardening, cleaning facilities, etc. These projects help to keep our costs down, saving precious funds for the children and families we serve.

Holy Family Academy – Academic Coach

Help Holy Family Academy high school students develop confidence and a positive attitude towards learning. Academic Coaches work with teachers to identify the subjects and work assignments where students need support. You will work with the students on a bi-weekly or weekly basis to further develop their reading, writing, math, science, technology, and foreign language skills. Time commitment for an Academic Coach is 6-8 hours per month.

Holy Family Academy – Life Coach

A Life Coach is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to a student from Holy Family Academy. Coaches help ensure that students develop important academic and life skills, are exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, make positive choices, and serve as a role model. The life coach should have the ability to accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values. The volunteer should exhibit a great deal of common sense, intelligence, friendliness, maturity, sensitivity and responsibility. Time commitment for a Life Coach is 6-8 hours per month.

Holy Family Academy – Career Coach

Career Coaches offer guidance and motivation to Academy students to help them create short and long term career goals. Coaches help students explore different career options, makes connections for job shadowing and industry specific interviews, introduce students to networking events, career fairs and other opportunities that help students develop career knowledge and skills. The volunteer should have the ability to accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values. The volunteer should respect the client’s right to self-determination and independence. The volunteer should exhibit a great deal of common sense, intelligence, friendliness, maturity, sensitivity and responsibility. Time commitment for a Career Coach is 2-3 hours per month.

Holy Family Academy Student Workshops

Work with a small group of Holy Family Academy students and share your expertise. Topics may include financial independence, online banking, professional etiquette, social skills, ‘what not to wear’, college preparation, choosing the right college, etc. You tell us your interest and expertise and we will work with you to develop a workshop to share your knowledge.

 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Lynn Guerra

Director, Volunteer Program

guerra.lynn@hfi-pgh.org

412.766.9020 ext. 304