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Volunteer

Volunteer

“It’s a very rewarding experience knowing you have been involved in a young person’s life in some way,”
- Paul Rojik

 

Do you remember someone who made a difference in your life as a child? Maybe it was a teacher or another adult who believed in you. That kind of positive reinforcement in a young life is the foundation of our volunteer program.

Volunteers play an important role at Sarah Heinz House. Whether you can share a special skill, help with homework, participate in a day of service, or serve as a mentor and an encouraging presence in a child’s life, we need you.

If you wish to explore joining our volunteer team, contact Bob Bechtold, Director of Program Services via email at bechtold@sarahheinzhouse.com or print, complete and return the volunteer application available below.

Download Volunteer Application

 

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Meet Paul:

As a longtime volunteer at the Sarah Heinz House, Rojik has impacted the lives of thousands of children.

Paul Rojik has been volunteering every Wednesday evening for the past 52 years.

He acts as a mentor to a group of 30 middle school boys, guiding their projects and activities during their weekly meetings.

Rojik enjoys working with the boys club, planning activities for his group, such as different crafts and trips to the museum and planetarium. He says this time together is important as it offers the boys a calm, respectful setting in which they can learn to work together.

And he would know. As a North Side youth, Rojik participated in programs himself.

“I felt strongly to give back to the ‘house’ because of the guidance, leadership and caring of the staff when I was a member. It had a great impact on me,” he says.

Excerpts taken from Paul’s interview with Pittsburgh Magazine as a Three Rivers Champion, CLICK HERE for full article.