Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

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Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities 2018-11-15T21:21:14+00:00

Employment Opportunities

Education Associate

Are you looking for a position to supplement your income while making a difference in your community? Do you want a job working with fantastic coworkers for a program that is considered a model in the county? This position may be right for you!

The Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) in Turtle Creek (minutes from Monroeville) is looking to fill a part-time temporary position as an Education Associate in the Youth LIFE After-School Program for first-fifth grade students from September 17, 2018-May 3, 2019. Candidates must possess current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances or at least start applying for them to be considered for an interview. The ideal candidate must at least be a high school graduate and has experience working with youth preferably in a group setting.

Responsibilities of the position include overseeing a classroom of diverse youth, implementing an internet-based curriculum, carrying out other supplemental activities, assisting with homework assignments, and more. Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, from approximately 3:45PM-6:45PM (start and end times may be able to be changed based on candidate’s schedule). The pay is $12/hour.

For more information or to apply, please email Loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Cover letters and resumes MUST be emailed. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Internship Opportunities

A suitable intern will:

  1. Be an advanced writer with quality communication skills,
  2. Possess current Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances,
  3. Have an automobile and be able to demonstrate a safe driving history, proof of insurance, and valid license,
  4. Be self-motivated and eager to demonstrate leadership and initiative,
  5. Possess computer skills in Word, Excel, and web searching, and
  6. Be enrolled in a degree program in social work, public administration, urban studies, education, or a related field.

VITA Intern

The HSCC is seeking a student intern (preferably a 2nd year social work master’s student) to coordinate and help oversee the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA coordination will include being trained to perform tax assistance and to help supervise the site’s daily functions and volunteer team. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in the United Way’s Free Tax Prep Coalition and to partner with 211. Additional responsibilities include the promotion of services, record retention, and reporting. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Funding opportunities and reporting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Administrative duties
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

The student must be available from September through the end of April. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application, located on our Publications page.

General Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for general office duties, maintenance, and various other tasks. Individual volunteers and volunteer teams are welcome! Please contact Stephanie Eson at seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112 for more information.

Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist stocking shelves, registering clients, and escorting and assisting patrons as they shop for their goods. Volunteer hours are flexible, but Pantry distribution days are the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am.  For more information, please contact 412-829-7112.

Youth Programs Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist the Youth LIFE After-School Program staff any time between the hours of 3:30PM-5:30PM, Monday-Thursday, until late April. Tasks would include helping students with homework and academic activities, in addition to becoming mentors to various ages of youth.   Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

KOOL Chaperone Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone youth while attending various field trips during the KOOL Summer Program, every Friday, from early July to mid August.  Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Professional Volunteer

Professionals are needed in various fields that would be willing to volunteer a few hours of their time with seniors in high school! Every year, the students participate in job shadows, job tours, presentations, and/or informational interviews with professionals in their fields of interest. We are always looking for engaging individuals that would like to share their expertise and knowledge in their careers. For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist eligible taxpayers each filing season through the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) VITA program. VITA volunteers can either be greeters or tax preparers.  Greeters welcoming taxpayers to the VITA site, assist them in filling out initial paperwork, and assist with the appointment registration system.  Tax preparers provide free tax preparation assistance to individuals who are on a limited or fixed income. All prospective volunteers will undergo free training to ensure they meet the IRS VITA volunteer guidelines.  Greeters can expect 3-5 hours of training and Tax Preparers can expect 16-24 hours of training. Tax preparation volunteers are taught federal, PA, and local tax law and the preparation of simple tax returns. For more information, please contact Stephanie Eson at 412-829-7112 or seson@hscc-mvpc.org.