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Family House

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Family House is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a "home away from home" for patients and/or their families who are receiving medical treatment in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We have three locations; University Place (Oakland), Neville (North Oakland), and Shadyside (Centre Ave), all of which are currently in need of house volunteers.

House volunteers work in rotating, 3 or 4 hour shifts throughout the day. The shift times are as follows; Monday through Thursday: 11-3, 3-6, & 6-9, Fridays: 11-3, Sundays: 11-3 or 12-4, & 3-7 or 4-8. We can offer consistent volunteer shifts (once a week or once every other week) or we have the opportunity to volunteer as a substitute House Volunteer, who fills in open shifts when needed/as you can.

House volunteers are integral to the over operations of Family House. With three facilities and a constant volume of guests, we are always looking to expand our volunteer count and welcome folks into our Family House family. House Volunteers are often the first, friendly face that a guest is greeted by upon arrival to the house. The house volunteers are responsible for helping to give tours to our guests, setting up guest rooms with toiletries, assisting the House managers with various extracurricular tasks, and engaging our guests so that we can make them feel as "at home" as possible.

If you are interested in becoming a House Volunteer, you can contact Leo Bake, Volunteer Program Manager, or please visit the Family House website at, and click on the "Volunteer" tab. There you will find a link to our House Volunteer application.

We hope to be hearing from you soon!

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About Family House


5001 Baum Blvd, STE 545, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US

Mission Statement

Family House provides a special "home away from home" for adult patients and/or their families who must travel to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious or life-threatening illnesses.


By offering convenient, affordable housing in a home-like environment, through a network of support, comfort and compassion, Family House reduces emotional and financial stress for people facing a desperate medical crisis in a city where they are strangers.

Family House currently has three houses operating: University Place at 116 Thackeray Street, Neville at 514 N Neville Street, and Shadyside at 5245 Centre Avenue.


We'll work with your schedule.


Family House Shadyside5245 Centre AvePittsburgh, PA 15232



  • Mentoring
  • Family Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Adult Education
  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is flexible. You can volunteer as little as 3 hours a month or as much as 3 a week. We are flexible.
  • This volunteer opportunity does require you to be on your feet and moving around!

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