Pittsburgh volunteers needed to spread holiday cheer

November 14, 2017 by  

Pittsburgh’s Market Square will once again be transforming into a Winter Market, and the organizers have put out a call for volunteers.

The market, which will feature an assortment of vendors that offering a large selection of gift options, also helps to raise both funds and food donations for the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The volunteers will be handing out vouchers that encourage the crowd to have their children’s photo taken with Santa. These will be taken in exchange for a donation to the local food pantry. Helpers will also be asked to spread lots of holiday cheer.

Volunteer shifts are available each day of the week, and will be in the afternoon and evening. As they will be outdoors, most of the time, those who want to lend a helping hand are reminded to come dressed for the weather. Anyone over the age of eight can get involved, but those under 18 will need to have the accompaniment of a chaperone who is also a registered volunteer. A local printing services provider can craft t-shirts, name tags and other items that can be given to those who lend their assistance to a holiday fundraiser like this.

The market will run from November 18 until January 24 in Market Square. Anyone who is interested in helping to make sure everyone in their community has food on the table has been asked to visit the event’s listing for more details, and to register to take part.