PULSE is recruiting for the 2022 – 2023 program year!


Since 1994, over 375 PULSE fellows have partnered with close to 200 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 550,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.

Over 75 individuals and a local private foundation came together to help us meet and exceed our goal for Giving Tuesday. 
Thank you for being part of the change!


Cultivating a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.

PULSE fellows SERVE with a nonprofit, LIVE in community, and GROW as a leader. 



Serve with PULSE

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  1. Get your foot in the door – break into a position that might otherwise be closed off to you.
  2. Don’t go at it alone – live in a house full of other university graduates who are experiencing some of the same things you are experiencing.
  3. Live in the city – experience the possibility of Pittsburgh, a great city with a ton to offer.
  4. Develop personally and professionally – grow in the knowledge of yourself, others, nonprofits and the city through seminars, retreats, mentoring and other experiences.
  5. The PULSE reputation and alumni community – PULSE has a strong reputation in the community.  Network with over 100 alumni who live in Pittsburgh, most within a mile from the PULSE houses.

Why partner with PULSE?

We’ll give you five good reasons to partner with us.

  1. Great people – Our alumni are reason enough to consider PULSE. We interview and select the highest quality people.
  2. Time –  Time is valuable. PULSE pre-screens and identifies participants that might be a good fit. We don’t waste your time with interviews that don’t make sense.
  3. Resources – You only have so much. Make your resources go farther as you expand and grow your mission.
  4. Listen –  We listen to your organizational and staffing needs. Our process is very relational and you always have the option of saying yes or no to any candidate.
  5. Minimal paperwork – No one likes a lot of red tape. We work to eliminate unnecessary reporting. We make it easy for you to jump on board with PULSE.

Give to PULSE

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh.  Make an impact in the lives of our network by making a generous donation or volunteering your time with us.


  • Office - 4165 Blair St, Pittsburgh, PA 15207 - part of the OneValley co-working space
  • Mailing - 5615 Stanton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Phone: (412) 361-0124

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