Volunteer: Make a World of Difference

Life-saving, not land-filling.
That's the power of your time. 

Each year Global Links recovers an average of 250 tons of still-valuable surplus medical materials from our region’s healthcare systems. It is the work of volunteers that helps to ensure that materials are ready to save lives in resource-poor communities.

Working together in our Volunteer Service Center in Green Tree volunteers ensure that the materials and supplies used in our programs are of the highest quality. Schools, corporations, community and faith-based groups, and individuals of all abilities are encouraged to participate in our work. 

All volunteers under the age of 18 should download this waiver, have it signed by a parent or guardian, and bring it with them the first time they volunteer at Global Links. For more information or to schedule a shift, fill out the form below.

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Family Volunteer Days presented by UPMC / UPMC Health Plan - Click here to register for special volunteer shifts designed for families with children of all ages!

Wheelchair mechanics - 
If you like to tinker or are mechanically inclined, we need your skills in our Wheelchair Workshop. Volunteers are needed to repair and prep wheelchairs for our projects. Training and tools are provided. Please note wheelchair mechanic in the area of expertise and/or interest section of the application below.

Biomedical engineers - If you would like to assess and prepare oto-ophthalmoscopes, digital thermometers, suction units and other basic biomedical equipment for medical aid projects, please note that in the area of expertise and/or interest section of the application below.

Volunteer Shifts

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am - noon & 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday and Friday:  10:00 am - noon

Evenings & Saturdays (as scheduled):

Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (not available in the summer)
Saturday, 10:00 am - noon & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Click here for map and written directionsQuestions? Email us or call us at (412) 361-3424 x205