Volunteer, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from ccbarr’s photostream

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, in partnership with the United Way of Allegheny County, is celebrating the life and legacy of Elsie Hillman this spring. Upon her passing, Mayor Bill Peduto remarked about her, “Elsie was a pioneer who spent a lifetime changing things for the better. She was also gracious and down-to-earth, and did all she could to make Pittsburgh a better place for all. Thousands in our city and far beyond were touched forever by her goodness.”

The Bayer Center is honoring Elsie Hillman’s trailblazing when it came to giving back to our community, by offering a new series of classes focused on volunteerism. These classes seek to enable organizations to make the best use of volunteers, while at the same time, ensuring that their volunteers are happy and fulfilled. There are four classes and they may be taken a la carte ($65 or $55 if paid online) or one can take all four classes for just $150.


2012 Thanksgiving Volunteer Packing Day, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Direct Relief’s photostream

The classes include:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Volunteerism with Lois Mufuka Martin, United Way, Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. – noon
  • Group Volunteering: Best Practices for “Done in a Day” Projects with Pittsburgh Cares, Monday, Feb. 22 from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • The Many Faces of Volunteers with Jeff Forster, BCNM and Stacy Bodown, Global Links, Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – noon
  • Measuring the Impact of Your Volunteers with Nancy Iglesias, ESC, Monday, April 25 from 1 – 4 p.m.

All classes are held at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information about each class, please click here and register online here to attend.