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Play it Forward Pittsburgh

2020 Volunteer SignUp

Thank you for volunteering! Volunteers are the biggest reason Play it Forward Pittsburgh is so successful.  Anyone is welcome to volunteer, adults and kids!  We love Girl Scout and Cub Scout groups, Moms Clubs, friends and families. 

This year there will be NO PUBLIC SHOPPING DAY for Play it Forward.  Instead, recipients will sign up for the distribution in advance.  We will sort toys as usual Monday-Wednesday and then volunteers will package boxes for recipients on Thursday and Friday for distribution Friday afternoon and Saturday.  Recipients will pick them up in groups of no more than 15 people per half hour.  The warehouse will remain closed to the public.

Our space this year is on the 2nd floor of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. We have over 100,000 square feet (more than double last year) so there's plenty of room to spread out!)  There will be some important changes to volunteering this year, so please read below for full details.  

Entering the Convention Center

  • There will be additional security this year because the Convention Center is serving as a courthouse through the month of December so any volunteer entering the Convention Center will go through a metal detector an x-ray machine just like at an airport.  Temperature checks will also be required before proceeding to the escalators

Max number per shift

  • There will be no more than 50 volunteers in the space per 2-hour shift.   Volunteers will work in zones and be asked to stay in their zone while working to promote social distancing.  Zones will have no more than 10 volunteers and families and groups will be kept together.

Mask policy

  • Play it Forward will enforce a strict face covering policy for all volunteers and guests.  Everyone entering the space will need to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times.  No food or drink will be allowed in the space this year.

Social Distancing

  • We will ask volunteers to maintain proper social distancing as defined by the CDC whenever possible. Even when distanced, masks will need to be worn.

Gloves, cleaning supplies

  • Volunteers and guests are encouraged to bring their own gloves should they choose to wear them. A limited supply will be available at the space. Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • The toys will be sprayed with an electrostatic sprayer as they enter the premises and before they are sorted and organized by volunteers.

Children

  • This year, due to COVID safeguards, we are asking that all children be supervised by an adult.  If your child’s group is volunteering, we ask that adults stay and assist with volunteering. All groups or parents with younger children (12 and under) must remain in the same zone during their shift.  We know kids love to run around, but we need to be mindful of limiting that movement this year.

We only have less than a week, so it's important to fill as many volunteer slots as we can. The slots are set in 2 hour increments, but feel free to come early and stay late for your shift!

ALL VOLUNTEER HOURS SHOULD ENTER THROUGH THE WEST HALL OF THE DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Slot
12/07/2020 (Mon.) Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
19 of 40 slots filled
Madison Huhn (2)
vip and staff
Rosie Harris (2)
Keith Thompson
Pamela Woolever (2)
Tracy Lewis
Want to volunteer everyday but only showing two days
Alex Zimmerman (2)
Erin Hart
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Tracy Lewis
Lacey Dotts (2)
Christopher Gary (2)
Lavette Wagner

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Alex Zimmerman (2)
Dalesha Russell
*Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
14 of 40 slots filled
Pamela Woolever (2)
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner
Donniel Joiner
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Desiree Reddix (4)
Darlene Johnston
looking forward to helping with this
Lacey Dotts (2)
Della Crump

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Donniel Joiner
Daphne
Desiree Reddix (2)
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
20 of 40 slots filled
Tracy Lewis
Kelly Barron (2)
Alexandra Curry-Zimmerman (2)
Alex Curry-Zimmerman & Chris Zimmerman
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Desiree Reddix (4)
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Margaret Whisner
Lacey Dotts (2)
Stacy Graham
+ 2 kids
Lydia Oliver

Children Under 12 (10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Alexandra Curry-Zimmerman (2)
Mia, age 9 & Miles, age 1
Desiree Reddix (2)
Margaret Whisner
Stacy Graham
Avery 9 Harper 6
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
21 of 40 slots filled
Chaquila Thompson-King
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Indea Hamlin
Lacey Dotts (2)
Diamond Rodriguez
Lydia Tuthill
Brooke Bowman (2)
Elle Coleman
Anna Nury
Westin Carnevale
Victoria Daniels
Madeline Zabela
Della Crump
Lisa Nury (4)
Dave, Lisa, Jack and Mia
Mia Fortun

Children Under 12 (10)

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Desiree Reddix (2)
Margaret Whisner
Diamond Rodriguez
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
29 of 40 slots filled
Chaquila Thompson-King
Debra Bickel (2)
with Malkie Dunton
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Indea Hamlin
Tracy Lewis
Lacey Dotts (2)
Maggie Stanley
Billy Kwiatkowski
Jennifer miller (3)
Madison Felton
Kira Arndt
Sydney Felton
Victoria Daniels
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Angela Arndt
Della Crump
Michele Halpern (3)
Alayshja Bable
Marissa Harrow (2)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Maggie Stanley
Jennifer miller
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Marissa Harrow
7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
8 of 40 slots filled
Chaquila Thompson
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Kira Arndt
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Angela Arndt
Nicole Chynoweth

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
12/08/2020 (Tue.) *Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Miranda Y

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
9 of 40 slots filled
Pamela Woolever (2)
Tracy Lewis
Helen Richardson
Keith Thompson
Lacey Dotts (2)
Crystal Rose
Lavette Wagner

Children Under 12 (10)

 
11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Miranda Y

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
13 of 40 slots filled
Pamela Woolever (2)
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner
Donniel Joiner
Helen Richardson
Desiree Reddix (4)
Dar Johnston
Looking forward to helping
Lacey Dotts (2)
Tatiana Brower
I will gladly organize Lego or toys in a zone.

Children Under 12 (10)

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Donniel Joiner
Daphne
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Miranda Y

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
16 of 40 slots filled
Madison Huhn (2)
vip and staff
Tracy Lewis
Helen Richardson
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Margaret Whisner
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
Noelle Holden (2)
Della Crump

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
16 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Jason Cutri (12)
This is for our girls softball team Pittsburgh Roadrunners
Diamond Rodriguez
Della Crump

Children Under 12 (10)

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Diamond Rodriguez
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
38 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Tracy Lewis
Heather Zambito (16)
4 adults and 12 teens
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Erin Betler (2)
Stacie Magness
Traci Conlon (5)
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Avery Swisher
meredith berman
Claudia Buzzard (2)
Rae Coleman (2)
One is a child

Children Under 12 (10)

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Heather Zambito (2)
Erin Betler (2)
Aubrey (10 yrs), Sylvie (7 yes)
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Claudia Buzzard (2)
Children are aged 11 and 13
7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
23 of 40 slots filled
Jason Cutri (12)
Pittsburgh Roadrunners Softball Team
Tracy Lewis
Stacie Magness (3)
Magness gals
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Christy Sirianni (4)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Christy Sirianni
12/09/2020 (Wed.) *Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
13 of 40 slots filled
Tracy Lewis
Kateyln Smith (4)
Cares of Western PA
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Lacey Dotts (2)
Crystal Rose
Tara Rocco (3)
My brother, my son & I will be there to help all day

Children Under 12 (10)

 
11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
16 of 40 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner
Donniel Joiner
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Dar Johnston
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
Crystal Rose

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
1 age 11 and 1 age 14
Donniel Joiner
Daphne Joiner
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
18 of 40 slots filled
Tracy Lewis
Helen Richardson
Indea Hamlin
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
Crystal Rose
Della Crump
Tara Rocco (3)
Katie Biernesser
Sofia Arias-Gonzalez

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
11 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Indea Hamlin
Lacey Dotts (2)
Della Crump
Tara Rocco (3)
Katie Biernesser
Sofia Arias-Gonzalez

Children Under 12 (10)

 
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Robin C

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
14 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Indea Hamlin
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Diamond Rodriguez
Meghan Morris
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Tara Rocco (3)
Katie Biernesser
Sofia Arias-Gonzalez

Children Under 12 (10)

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Meghan Morris (2)
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Robin C

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
9 of 40 slots filled
Christina Mox
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Diamond Rodriguez
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Katie Biernesser
Sofia Arias-Gonzalez
Nicole Chynoweth

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
12/10/2020 (Thu.) *Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
14 of 40 slots filled
Tracy Lewis
Kateyln Smith (4)
Cares of Western PA
Helen Richardson
Dar Johnston
Crystal Rose
Heather Ross
David Roessler II
Tara Rocco (3)
My brother, my son & I will be there to help all day
Gabby Uku

Children Under 12 (10)

 
11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Amy R

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
23 of 40 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
Madison Huhn (3)
vips and staff
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner
Donniel Joiner
Helen Richardson
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Dar Johnston
Margaret Whisner
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
Heather Ross
Christopher Gary (2)
David Roessler II
Randy McFarland

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
1 age 11 and 1 age 14
Donniel Joiner
Daphne Joiner
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
13 of 40 slots filled
Tracy Lewis
Beth LaGamba (2)
Beth and Mike LaGamba
Dar Johnston
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
David Roessler II
Della Crump
Randy McFarland
Katherine Mostowy (2)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Beth LaGamba (2)
Joey and Nick LaGamba
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
10 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Colleen Concannon
Karla Eggerton
Heather Olson
Erin Hrizo
Dar Johnston
Lauren Julius
Lauren J
David Roessler II
Della Crump

Children Under 12 (10)

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Colleen Concannon (2)
Erin Hrizo
Karla Eggerton
Heather Olson (2)
Lauren Julius (2)
Taylor and Hannah
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
13 of 40 slots filled
Jessica Kislak (2)
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Sarah Cobbs (2)
Sarah Cobbs
Tina Beer (2)
Tina & Matt
Deloris Roberts
1 child
Diamond Rodriguez
Chrissy Gazzo
Patrick Carothers (2)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
All slots filled
Jessica Kislak (2)
Sarah Cobbs (4)
H. Cobbs (13) D Cobbs (9) A Cobbs (7) F Cobbs (5)
Tina Beer (2)
Lyla (6 y.o.); Macy (10 y.o)
Stacie Magness
Molly (7)
Patrick Carothers
7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Heather F

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
8 of 40 slots filled
Gwendolyn Brown
Edna Brown
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Amanda Koren
Pam Koren
Nicole Chynoweth

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
12/11/2020 (Fri.) *Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
24 of 40 slots filled
Chaquila Thompson-King
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Kateyln Smith (4)
Cares of Western PA
Randal Kotwica (3)
Helen Richardson
Dar Johnston
Deloris Roberts
Jaime Mary
Colby Dziki
Miles Urban
Lacey Dotts (2)
Leah Emanuele
Leah Emanuele
Heather Ross
Michelle Walkowiak
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell

Children Under 12 (10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Randal Kotwica (2)
Michelle Walkowiak (2)
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
*DISTRIBUTION Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
24 of 40 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
Caitlin Miller (2)
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner
Donnie Joiner
Jennifer Gaito (4)
Dar Johnston
Jaime Mary
Colby Dziki
Desiree Reddix (2)
Miles Urban
Lacey Dotts (2)
Leah Emanuele
Leah Emanuele
Heather Ross
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell

Children Under 12 (10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
1 age 11 and 1 age 14
Donniel Joiner
Joiner
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
20 of 40 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
Debra Bickel
Tracy Lewis
Melissa Nelson (3)
Melissa, Alexa, & Sydney Nelson
Dar Johnston
Jaime Mary
Colby Dziki
KELLY WILDING
KELLY Jane WILDING
Camille Downing
Prefer to help choose gifts
Miles Urban
Lacey Dotts (2)
Leah Emanuele
Heather Ross
Chrissy Gazzo
Dana Muth
Dana needs to take T to a doc appointment in the morning at 10:15 am and will come to PlayitForward as soon as she'd done; May bring Trevor too!!??
Della Crump

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Sherry Walker (2)
1 age 11 and 1 age 14
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
17 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Elizabeth Rush (2)
Tracy Lewis
Melissa Nelson (3)
Melissa, Alexa, & Sydney Nelson
Lacey Dotts (2)
Chrissy Gazzo
Dana Muth
See previous note
Ashlyn Kanith
Della Crump
Allyssa Anstis
Ayva Wiech
elizabeth Gallup

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Elizabeth Rush (3)
12/12/2020 (Sat.) *DISTRIBUTION Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  7:30am - 9:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
20 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Brianna Amoscato
Tracy Lewis
Donniel Joiner (2)
Donniel Joiner, Joseph Joiner
Indea Hamlin
Lacey Dotts (2)
Patrick Carothers
Heather Ross
Chrissy Gazzo
Jennifer miller (3)
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Tara Rocco (3)
My brother, my son & I will be there to help all day

Children Under 12 (10)

 
All slots filled
Donniel Joiner (6)
Dylaina Joiner, Jolina Joiner, Joseph Joiner, Dylan Joiner, Jaxton Joiner, Daphne Joiner
Patrick Carothers
Jennifer miller
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
9:00am - 11:00am  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
All slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Tracy Lewis
Daylin Fajardo (2)
Indea Hamlin
PIF Staff (24)
Chrissy Gazzo
Isabella White
Maia Gravina
Amanda Koren (4)
Elizabeth Crow
Niki Gangadhar
Tara Rocco
9:00am - 11:00am  

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
35 of 40 slots filled
Val Spanik (2)
Tracy Lewis
Indea Hamlin
Patrick Burns
Nicole Innes (25)
Group from Get Ranked Basketball Training Organization
Chrissy Gazzo
Patrick Carothers
Tara Rocco (3)
9:00am - 11:00am  

Children Under 12 (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Daylin Fajardo
Patrick Burns
Patrick Carothers
11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
33 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Tracy Lewis
Makhi Beard (6)
Indea Hamlin
Dar Johnston
Keren DeCarlo (4)
Mallory Bernstein
Mallory Bernstein
Desiree Reddix (2)
Patrick Carothers
Jen Leshnock (3)
Chrissy Gazzo
Tonya Sand
Sarah Hurley (2)
Aimee Saxon (2)
Aimee Saxon/Natalie Marmion
Noel Zychowski (2)
Zoey Zychowski (14)
Tara Rocco (3)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Mallory Bernstein
Connor Bernstein
Patrick Carothers
Jen Leshnock
Tonya Sand (2)
Sarah Hurley
8 year old
Aimee Saxon
Ella Saxon
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
28 of 40 slots filled
Stacie Magness (4)
Magni
Desiree Reddix (2)
Lacey Dotts (2)
Melissa Evans
Melissa Evans (3)
Jen Leshnock (3)
Chrissy Gazzo
Beverly Bronder
Ashlyn Kanith
Ava Karpa
Della Crump
Kristie Karpa
Chloe Keppel
Gina Petropoulos
Tara Rocco (3)
Stephanie Bortoluzzi (2)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
4 of 10 slots filled
Stacie Magness
Molly (7)
Jen Leshnock
Stephanie Bortoluzzi (2)
3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff

Adult Volunteer (40)

 
15 of 40 slots filled
Debra Bickel (2)
Malkie
Tracy Lewis
Indea Hamlin
Lacey Dotts (2)
Sydney Inglis
Iain Condron
Chrissy Gazzo
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
Della Crump
Tara Rocco (3)

Children Under 12 (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Dalesha Russell
Dalesha Russell
12/13/2020 (Sun.) Clean Up Day - *Please indicate the number of adults and the number of children volunteering  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Play it Forward Staff Member

 
Play it Forward Staff
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