Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals and Groups

East End Cooperative Ministry could not operate without the help of volunteers in every service and program we provide. Every day, we rely upon selfless volunteers who give their time, their energy, and their talents to help their neighbors. See below for more information on specific ways that you can help. To schedule a volunteer service project or learn more, contact Tracy Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator. You must talk to Tracy before volunteering.

Register to volunteer here.

Tracy Hudson
Volunteer Coordinator


Barista, Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 10:00AM


Community kitchen volunteers assist in the preparation of mid-day meals and also help serve and clean up after the meal.

  • Kitchen Prep: Tuesday or Friday any time from 8:00AM – 1:30PM
  • Dishwasher: Monday – Friday 11:15AM– 1:30PM
  • Prep: Thursdays

Food Pantry

  • Monday morning Food Pantry Interviewer, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Monday afternoon Food Pantry Interviewer, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Wednesday Afternoon Interviewer, 1:00pm -3:00pm
  • Friday Afternoon interviewer

Open Shelter Meal Dates:

  • Saturday, September 3rd
  • Friday, September 9th
  • Tuesday, September 13th
  • Wednesday, September, 21st
  • Wednesday, September, 28th

Anyone that is interested in purchasing, preparing and serving a meal to the EECM shelter guest must select an open date, then call Tracy Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator, to reserve the date


Please note that all volunteers in EECM’s Children & Youth programs must have Act 33 and 34 clearances, or be eligible to get them. Some programs also require a criminal background check.

ExtraOrdinary Tutoring ( EECM Community House) Tuesday – Thursday, 3:30pm – 7:00pm (one hours session) Grades K-12, October 2016 – May 2017

L5 and Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention Program volunteers are needed to work with small groups of children during the school day.  Training and materials will be provided.

Homework Helper (Fulton Elementary School) 2:30 pm – 5:30pm (October 2016 – May 2017). Adult volunteers (ages 18 and up) provide individualized academic assistance in literacy and math to students participating in EECM’s after-school programs. Volunteers will work one-on-one with students within the context of a larger group setting under the direction on an EECM staff member.

Hoop-It-Up Tournament referees and general volunteers are needed for basketball clinics and the Tournament. Clinics meet on four Saturdays in April and May. The Tournament is the culmination of the event.

Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day professional volunteers are needed the first Thursday in May to provide a one-day career mentoring experience for middle and high school students. Students spend the day shadowing their mentor at work.

Golf Mentors  This program is run in partnership with The First Tee of Pittsburgh. Volunteers needed two evenings a month. Tentative schedule is every other Tuesday or Wednesday from 5:15 to 7:00 PM. Golf Mentoring pairs middle school students with positive adult mentors. Relationships are built through learning the game of gold and sharing meals together. No golf experience necessary.


Receptionist Desk

Evening Monitor

Residential Program volunteers needed 7 days a week Families and small groups are needed to prepare and serve breakfast and dinner for approximately 35 people. Dinners are 7-8 every night. Breakfast is at 7 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 7:30 on Monday-Thursday

Community Connections Center – We are seeking at least one volunteer to oversee the Community Connections Center during it’s hours of operation. This volunteer would help to plan and schedule activities in the center and assist clients in using the computers to write resumes, search for housing or employment, and find other resources

Adult Education and Employment Program volunteers are needed to mentor participants in the employment program, conduct resume and job interview workshops, tutor adults in math and reading, and teach computer skills. Currently needed: Office support, coach, tutor, and workforce readiness instructor


Monday Tuesday-Friday, between 8:30am – 3:00pm


From preparing and serving meals, to special events, to one-time service projects, there are many group volunteer opportunities at EECM. We are happy to work with your group to find an opportunity that is appropriate to your needs, working with the size of the group and the length of time that you are available. Sign up your group.


Your personal information will be treated with the utmost respect and concern for your privacy.


Education & Employment 

ExtraOrdinary Tutoring 

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