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Service Opportunities

As part of your LRU experience, you’ll join fellow Redhawks in various service projects on campus and in the broader community.

Immersive Experiences and Campus Traditions 

Volunteer Initiatives

Get involved in meaningful service projects through Providence Campus Ministry throughout the academic year. These experiences include:

  • Working with at-risk children and their families
  • Visiting the elderly
  • Taking food, blankets and other essentials to the homeless
  • Contributing to neighborhood cleanup and rehabilitation
  • Organizing health fairs, blood drives and food drives

Spring Break Service Trips

Travel within a group and spend a week in March helping others, working together and learning valuable life skills. Past projects have included volunteer work at food banks, homeless shelters and community farms across various states.

Day of Service

This annual tradition unites the LRU community and dedicates a whole day to supporting various nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh area. Volunteer sites in the past have included:

  • North Park of Allegheny County 
  • Latodami Nature Center
  • North Hills Community Outreach
  • St. Paul’s Methodist Church
  • Light of Life Mission
  • Brother’s Brother Foundation
  • Tree Pittsburgh
  • Community gardens
  • Providence Family Support Center

Conversation Partners

This rewarding opportunity is a fun way to learn about other cultures while helping others. Conversation partner volunteers help LRU international students practice their English-speaking skills.

Local Organizations

Share your gifts by volunteering with organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh region during your time at LRU.

Community and Housing
Community Human Services
North Hills Community Outreach

Providence Connections
Pressley Ridge

People with Physical Challenges/Illnesses
Spina Bifida Association of Western PA
Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center
Watson Institute’s Care Break Program

Kane Community Living Centers
Vincentian Home
UPMC Cumberland Crossing Manor

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh
Animal Friends
Wild Bird Recovery

Latodami Nature Center
Audubon Society of Western PA
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse