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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:


HFI 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.

HFI Courage House Luncheon Committee

The Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Courage House Luncheon is our signature, annual fundraising event. This November event generates revenue needed to support HFI programs.  Our goal is to increase the revenue raised through this event each year.  The volunteer committee plays an important role in helping us to successfully achieve the event goal, which enables HFI to serve more children and families in the community.

Drive for HFI Golf Classic Committee

The Drive for HFI Golf Classic is Holy Family Institute’s longest running fundraising event. This July event generates revenue needed to support HFI programs.  Our goal is to increase the revenue raised through this event each year.  The volunteer committee plays an important role in helping us to successfully achieve the event goal, which enables HFI to serve more children and families in the community.

HFI Administrative Volunteer

HFI 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.

HFI Corporate Group Day of Service

Corporate groups may gather at the HFI campus 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 keep HFI costs down, saving precious funds for the children and families we serve.

HFA Academic Coach

Help Holy Family Academy (HFA) high school students develop confidence and a positive attitude towards learning. Academic Coaches work with HFA 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.

HFA 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.

HFA 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.

HFA 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:

Amylyn Verrone

Director, Volunteer Program

verrone.amylyn@hfi-pgh.org

412.766.9020 ext. 217.