@ Your Service

Current Service Opportunities:

Village Street Playground Restoration Project
(this event has been postponed due to weather) 

Saturday, October 18
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help complete restoration of the Village Street Playground.  Tasks will focus on staining the remaining wood surfaces at the playground.  Transportation will be provided.  For questions about the event, contact Bob Knipple (knipple@pitt.edu).  In order to ensure transportation, the registration deadline is noon, Thursday, October 16.  To register, click here

  

Homework Help @ The Learning Lamp

Several dates are available
3:30-5  p.m.
Volunteers are needed to provide homework help to students between the ages of 5 and 14 at the Learning Lamp's After School Program.  Transportation will be provided. Several dates are avaiable.  For more information contact Bob Knipple (knipple@pitt.edu).


About @ Your Service 

In 2009, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown embarked on the most extensive community service initiative in its history.  Since then, “Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service” has evolved into a year-round initiative that connects students, faculty, and staff with community organizations and events throughout the area.  Through this distinctive program, members of the Pitt-Johnstown community have performed thousands of hours of service on projects that address areas of vital importance to Pitt-Johnstown and the community, including health promotion, veteran outreach, K-12 education, and workforce development.  Additionally, the students have expanded the @ Your Service footprint  by working with national organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity. 

@ Your Service projects are being developed for the Moxham neighborhood of Johnstown.  Moxham is  where Pitt-Johnstown began to establish its roots in Johnstown before moving to its current location in suburban Richland Township.  In addition to “@ Your Service Week,” annual events offered as part of the program include the Campus Light Up Night, Picnic in the Park,

Pitt-Johnstown kicked off its new academic year with a series of projects for its incoming freshman class.  It was during this time that the school began work to restore the Village Street Playground, in Moxham.  Since then, students have invested more than 1,000 hours working at the playground.  Here are some before and after pictures that show the progress being made at the playground...

 

Playground Progress

Playground Progress

Playground Progress