Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in volunteering? Contact HCEF’s Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Mentor

HCEF partners with homeless housing agencies throughout Allegheny County to provide educational resources and programs for children and youth who are homeless. Have an afternoon free during your week? Children at one of our partnering agencies would love to hang out with you every week.  You can help with homework, play games, and be an all-around good role model for young people..

Some of our volunteers jump in during afterschool hours once a week, some of them drop in once a month to throw a pizza party, and others organize educational activities that lie within their own expertise – we’re always looking for friendly, compassionate people to help out in new and exciting ways.

Raise Awareness

It doesn’t take much to spread the word – tell your coworker, talk about it while you’re getting a haircut, share your thoughts with a friend over coffee.  Just moments of your daily life can spread awareness for the need to educate these kids to break the cycle of poverty.

Outreach Team: The mission of the HCEF Outreach Team is to work with the community to raise awareness about the plight of homeless children. The team meets regularly to plan and produce Homeless Children’s Awareness Week each October, and organize other events throughout the year.

HCEF Ambassadors: The Ambassadors are high school emerging leaders working together to raise awareness in their communities about children experiencing homelessness. They would welcome you on their team! The Ambassadors meet on a regular basis, may work directly with the children HCEF serves, support the annual school supplies drive, engage their schools, and produce the yearly Hope Through Creativity event.

College Students: Help raise awareness on your campus! Check for an exisiting service group or talk to use about how you might get one started!

Support Our Special Events

If you can only help from time to time, you might consider helping out with our special events. See our event calendar for upcoming fundraisers and friend-raisers, and contact us if you would like to help.



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