Volunteer/Join a Project

Your time is powerful. Volunteers of all ages and abilities sort, assess, and prepare the medical materials used in our programs, turning our region’s surplus into life-saving and life-improving donations.

If you need help with signing up, email glvolunteer@globallinks.org or call 412.361.3424 x205

Volunteer Shifts for Individuals:

SINGLE SHIFTS are for “one time only” on a specific day and time. 

We offer Corporate Group Volunteer/Team Building Experiences on Fridays (or other days as requested and available). Teams can choose a shift from either 9:30am-12:00pm or 12:30-3:00pm. We begin with a tour and discussion of our work. This adds to the experience, as volunteers learn about and connect to the impact of their time. We also have meeting space available should your group want to bring in lunch before or after your shift or follow the shift with team meetings. Your corporate donation helps cover the cost of getting the items you sort and pack to where they are needed most.

See more details on our Corporate Volunteering Experiences here.

Corporate Volunteerism not only increases employee morale and improves team/staff relations, but also enhances the perception of their brand. A recent study by Deloitte found:

  • 89% of employees think organizations that sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overall working environment.
  • 70% believe volunteer activities are more likely to boost staff morale than company-sponsored happy hours,
  • 75% say volunteering is essential to employee well-being.

2023 Corporate Volunteers Partners

Group Volunteering: Make a World of Difference 

Aside from the obvious benefits, volunteering with a group you belong to offers additional bonuses. Group volunteering is a great team building activity. Working together to achieve a common goal, you get to know your fellow group members in a new way and see them in a different light. People have the opportunity to practice skills and step up in ways they may not usually.  This is your time to shine!  We provide the projects, the purpose, and the music.  You bring the willingness and the fun.

Students packing personal care kits.

Global Links’ Personal Care Kit Project provides dignity, health and hygiene to local neighbors/households/families. Made up of some of the most commonly requested products by our Community Partner organizations for their clients, these Personal Care Kits contain toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, soap, shampoo, deodorant and lotion – all full-size containers to cover at least 1 month’s use.

We aim to provide 6,000 kits in 2023 to our neighbors in need to provide them with products typically not covered under SNAP and other government assistance programs.

Download instructions for Packing Personal Care Kits here

Download Purchasing Guidelines for Personal Care Kits


Make a difference together over the holidays!

Global Links has always valued children as capable members of society and welcomed them as volunteers. Through our dedicated Family Volunteer Days, families with children of all ages and abilities can work together in a supportive and educational environment.

We invite you and your family to experience this for yourselves by participating in an upcoming Family Volunteer Day. When you do something to contribute to society beyond yourself, you feel good. And you want to do more. And that is good for everyone.

2024 dates coming soon!