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March 19, 2009

Volunteer Pool

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Child Advocate Orientation

Tuesday, March 31, noon-1 pm

The court appointed special advocate program needs volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Allegheny County. This on-campus orientation will explain how you can participate. To learn more about the program, go to

Global Links Medical Supplies

Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7:30 pm

Volunteers will be working at the Bloomfield office of Global Links, an aid organization that collects and repackages surplus medical supplies for distribution to clinics worldwide.

Sherwood Acres Refurbishing

Saturday, April 18, 8 am-4 pm

Help Hosanna House serve  a wide range of community needs for the people of Wilkinsburg. The recently acquired Sherwood Acres in  Forest Hills will supply a much needed green space; volunteers will help with basic landscaping and maintenance.

International Children’s Festival

Saturday, May 16, 9:30 am-1:30 pm or 1-5 pm

Sunday, May 17, 9:30 am-1:30 pm or 1-5 pm

This year the festival is in Oakland, with much of it happening right here on campus. Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters or face painters, to assist children with crafts, to stuff and distribute goodie bags, to escort costumed characters and to control traffic. Your children are welcome to volunteer with you.

Oakland Floral Bed Planting

Saturday, May 23, 9 am-noon

Volunteers will install the floral bed under the Stephen Foster statue next to the Carnegie Library in Oakland. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will supply tools and water.

Oakland Floral Bed Planting II

Saturday, May 30, 9 am-noon

Volunteers will work with the Conservancy on another Oakland project, this one at the intersection of Centre and Herron avenues.

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