Volunteer Overview

overview-hero-960-imgVolunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with Light of Life, please fill out a volunteer application.
If you would like to volunteer with a group one time only please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lightoflife.org or call 412-258-6128.


Meal Ministry

  • 365 days a year
  • Serve breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. (groups of up to four people)
  • Food Prep 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • Serve dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m (groups of up to six people)


  • 365 days a year
  • 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Come socialize with the shelter guests before they head into the mission for the night and maybe bring them a treat or play a game with them!

Office work at the Administration Office on Western Avenue

  • Monday–Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


  • Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Prayer Partners

  • Prayer is a vital part of what makes God’s work at Light of Life happen. When we pray, God hears and He moves. Would you like to commit to praying for Light of Life’s ministry on a regular basis?


Donation Center at Ridge Avenue (Group)

  • Sorting and organizing all donations
  • Scheduled upon request


  • Be paired up with a client after they complete the program here at Light of Life
  • Four hours a month
  • Phone calls, coffee outing, going to church


  • Up to a couple of hours a week
  • Math, English and Computers


Organizing a Community Cleanup

  • Bring a group to clean a city block in the Northside

Special Events:

Volunteering on event day

  • Day of Hope – July
  • Tunch & Wolf’s Walk for the Homeless – May
  • Yinzer 5k – June
  • Christmas Giving Project – November
  • Special Projects


Click here to fill out the volunteer application.

Give Hope

Your gift meets a homeless neighbor with hope, healing, and a nourishing meal.


Your donation makes a difference in the lives of families in Pittsburgh.


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