At NCM, we value our volunteers. Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to support our work in the community!  Contact us or call 412-323-1163 to become a volunteer today.


Serve a Meal at Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter

Every day of the year, generous volunteers from churches throughout the Pittsburgh area prepare, deliver and serve the evening meal for shelter residents.  Hundreds of volunteers from over 60 area churches are involved in this important and much appreciated process.
“The main reason I prepare and serve the meal is that I enjoy knowing I am making a difference in the lives of the men who stay at the Shelter.  They are always very appreciative.  A secondary reason is that by having my family help prepare the meal and serve the men at the Shelter, they learn important life lessons as well.”
~ Michelle Mansfield, volunteer from Ridgewood Assembly of God


Volunteer at Northside Community Food Pantry

Since the pantry’s beginning, it has been staffed and run largely by volunteers in the neighborhood.  There are many different ways you can volunteer your time to help, such as: pantry volunteer, clean and prep volunteer, delivery truck volunteer, on-call volunteer and one-time volunteer.  Click here to sign up.


Coordinate a Collection Day!

Help those in need in your community by organizing food drives and much needed item collections at your local church, school, community group or place of employment.
  • Our Northside Community Food Pantry is always in need of peanut butter, pasta sauce, soup, laundry detergent, paper towels and bathroom tissue.  All canned, and boxed non perishable items are in demand as well.  You can also purchase food online via Amazon and send it directly to the pantry!  To organize a food drive contact Cynthia Washington, Northside Community Food Pantry Manager, at 412-323-1170 or
  • Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter is always in need of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, underwear (sizes 32-44), t-shirts (medium to 3XL) and tube socks.  To coordinate a toiletries or underwear drive, contact Jay Poliziani, Executive Director of Northside Common Ministries, at 412-323-1163 or
  • Permanent Housing participants are in need of twin size sheet sets, new bath towels, laundry detergent and cleaning products. To coordinate a housewares drive, contact Jay Poliziani, Executive Director of Northside Common Ministries, at 412-323-1163 or