Community Organizations

Below are links to community websites created at the Shaler North Hills Library.

ACCESS – way to go!

ACCESS is a coordinated, shared-ride paratransit service, which has been providing door-to-door, advanced reservation transportation in Allegheny County since 1979.
This unique public-private partnership leverages eleven separate federal and state funding sources to create an affordable mobility option for riders.  ACCESS service is provided by six service providers operating from seven locations with 300 vehicles, operates with an on-time performance of 96.4%, has a vehicle productivity of 2.24 trips per hour, maintains streamlined efficiency with administrative cost of 5.5% of total costs and provides ADA complimentary paratransit service that not only meets but exceeds all ADA minimum requirements. ACCESS is among the largest coordinated systems in the country with an average of 5,000 trips on weekdays, 1.5 million annually.
ACCESS is open to the general public but primarily serves people with disabilities, clients of human service agencies and people aged 65 and over. ACCESS is sponsored by Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Allison Park Sportsmen’s Club

At the Allison Park Sportsmens’ Club, we are driven by a love for the outdoors and the conservation of our natural resources.  From assisting in the stocking of local lakes & streams, to youth mentored fishing days, to stream clean ups our mission is to make our world a little bit better than we found it.  Along the way we manage to have a lot of fun.  Our monthly meetings include presentations both from our members about their adventures as well as from world renown guest speakers.

​If you’d like to join us we’d love to have you as a member.  Contact us here. 


American Association of University Women, North Hills/McKnight Branch
9441 Katherine Drive, Allison Park, PA  150101, 412-364-0262
Marjorie Backus – President

Date Organization Meets – 4th Wednesday or Saturday morning at La Roche College

Organizational Scholarships – offered to woman (over 25) who is a senior at La Roche College
Contact Sina Murphy, Membership VP at 724-443-9163.  Dues are $70.00/ year.  The organization was established in 1970 for women graduates of 4 year colleges or universities.  Monthly educational meetings and interest groups, including 2 bookgroups, international dinner, bridge and study.  Funds are raised for local and national scholarships as well as for a legal advocacy fund.


The American Legion, Shaler Post #795
900 Mount Royal Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15223

Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm 900 Mount Royal Blvd (Basement of Allegheny Valley Bank)
Commander – Mike Lang
Contact: Ed Spagnolo at above telephone number
Scholarships are available, contact your school

“Our sole purpose is to serve”


Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry
800 McKnight Park Drive
Suite 802
Pittsburgh, PA  15237



Bauerstown AARP Chapter 2490
15 Wible Run Road

Date Organization Meets – Second Tuesday of the month at noon at the Bauerstown Fire Hall
President Regina Kaminski

  • We provide extensive volunteer services including service to local food pantries, local nursing home and Meals-on-Wheels.  Our meetings include lectures and entertainment.

Berkeley Hills Garden Club
President – Fran Staudt 412-486-4171


Boy Scout Troop 138
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1719 Mount Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA  15116

Date Organization Meets – Every Wednesday evening 7-8:30pm
Scoutmaster – Mr. Dave Jack

Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys around 11-17.  Through the Boy Scout program, young men can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.  We enjoy a variety of camping and hiking trips as we as local community-based projects.  Boys can join at any time and they do not have to have Cub Scout experience.


Center North Senior Center
4517 Mount Royal Blvd.
Allison Park, PA  15101

Monday – Friday 9:00-1:30
Seniors 60 years and older

  • Catered meals daily served at Noon ($1.00 donation includes beverage) – advance reservations required.  Call before noon the day before to make your lunch reservations.
  • Door-to-door transportation, if needed provided by OPT.
  • Special events scheduled monthly ; i.e., trips to the Casino, Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museum, Kean Theatre, Aviary, Hartwood Acres, Christmas Spectacular at the Benedum, Gateway Clipper, just to mention a few.  All events have transportation from the senior center.
  • Learn about OPT and Access transportation for doctor’s appointments etc.
  • Parking is available.

Come to socialize, have lunch, make yourself a part of our family.  Your suggestions are always welcome, our goal is to have fun and enjoy life.


CONTACT Pittsburgh

CONTACT Pittsburgh offers immediate emotional support by volunteers trained to be Crisis Line Specialists to help people of all ages who may be suicidal, in emotional distress, or in need of information or referral services.  Founded in 1971, CONTACT Pittsburgh provides multiple telephone services, training and community education.  If interested in community education presentations or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Elizabeth at 412-820-0100 or ezinno@conatctpgh,org


Elfinwild Lions Club

Etna Senior Center
18 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15223


Friends of the Shaler North Hills Library
1822 Mt. Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA  15116

President -Janet Miller

  • Sponsors fall and spring booksales.  Supports all activities and programs of the Shaler North Hills Library.


Friendship Group
Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Contact: Dr. Andrea Schwartz

  • A free social, recreational and learning group for Blind or Vision Impaired Seniors and Adults with monthly meetings and program such as, Men’s Group, Mall Walking, Book Discussion Group, Knitting/Crocheting and pot lucks, parties plays, musical and community events. Volunteers needed! Please contact Dr. Andrea Schwartz for more information.


Glenshaw AARP #3744

Date organization meets – Second Tuesday of each Month

Location of Meetings – Elfinwild Presbyterian Church

President – Joseph Karcher

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the each month at the Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 7:30 pm.  Our community service includes: HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville, S/R Meals on Wheels, and Vincentian Nursing Home.  Dues are $5.00 per year, with a National Card.  Our motto is, “To serve, not to be served.”


Glenshaw Century Club

Date organization meets – 4th Tuesday of each month, except June, July, August and December

Location of meetings – Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, Glenn Avenue

Organization Scholarships, Yes, contact your school

Organized in 1946, the Glenshaw Century Club has always been a vibrant and forward moving woman’s club.  The object of the club is to provide for the advancement of education and improvement of young men and women by granting scholarships based on merit and need, promote the good and welfare of the aged, poor or distressed and to raise funds for such purposes.

Two fundraisers are held each year.  The first is our annual Gala, House Tour and Craft Show, traditionally on the first weekend in November.  The Gala is held on the first Friday evening in November.  Two or more homes that are decorated for Christmas are opened to be toured.  The Craft show has a variety of craft vendors, gourmet table, wreaths and arrangements, Chinese Auction, and food.  Our gracious tea table offers tea and coffee poured by ladies of the club and a vast array of cookies.  Members start planning for this event early in the summer.

The second fundraiser is our Luncheon and Fashion Show in April.  Again, using the many talents of our members, the Chinese Auction features spectacular gift baskets laden with items donated by generous businesses all over the Pittsburgh area.  Members models the latest fashions from local stores.

Our monthly newsletter, “The Chatter”, keeps members in touch with each other and aware of all upcoming events.

At the end of our club year, all proceeds from our endeavors are distributed to various organizations.  Last year, we awarded $22,000 to 10 scholarship recipients, and a variety of food pantries, Meals-On-Wheels, crisis centers and libraries.

Aside from fundraising, we also have bridge groups, a book club, arts & crafts group, an arts & entertainment group, and a singing group, which entertains each month at Kane Center in Ross.


Glenshaw Public Library
1504 Butler Plank Road
Glenshaw, PA  15116
Visit this local historic treasure and immerse yourself in area history or enjoy the latest bestseller.


Glenshaw Retired Men’s Club
300 Glenn Avenue
Glenshaw, PA  15116

Date organization meets – First and third Mondays – 2nd Wednesday

Location of meetings – Glenshaw Presbyterian Church

President – Irvin Sallach


Literacy Pittsburgh
411 Seventh Ave Ste. 525, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Located in the Chamber of Commerce Building

North Hills Area Coordinator

Hannah Gerbe

The mission of Literacy Pittsburgh is to ensure that adults and families acquire reading, writing, math, English language, workplace skills and computer skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their community.


International Training in Communication
2003 Clearview Rd.
Glenshaw, PA  15116

Date organization meets – 3rd Tuesday of the month

Location of Meetings – King’s Family Restaurant, Wexford

ITC is an organization dedicated to helping people learn to communicate effectively.  Members learn to make presentations, prepare agendas and learn parliamentary procedure with the support and encouragement from other members.


Kiwanis Club of Glenshaw
P.O. Box 231
Glenshaw, PA  15116

The Kiwanis Club of Glenshaw meets twice per month, on the second and fourth Mondays. In October 2014 we began meeting at Eat ‘n Park. 930 Butler Street. Etna, PA 15223.  We enjoy fellowship and an interesting program. Guests are welcome, we ask that you make a reservation by the previous Friday in order that we have an accurate count of the people attending. Reservations can be made with Dale Brackin at (412) 486-3563 or via email.

A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs invest more than 6.2 million hours and $100 million in communities around the world. Through these efforts, the Kiwanis organization truly leaves a lasting impression on future generations.

Further information on membership in the Kiwanis Club of Glenshaw is available from Robert G. “Bob” Marko.


League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh
425 Sixth Ave #1490
Pittsburgh, PA  15219


Date organization meets – (North Hills Unit) usually second Wednesday at noon
Location – varies
President – Jean Burke

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization established in 1920, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and the influences public policy through education and advocacy.  It is affiliated with the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and of the United States.  Membership in LWV is open to citizens of voting age.  For further information, telephone 412-461-4284.


Millvale Community Library
213 Grant Avenue
Millvale,  PA  15209


Millvale Senior Center
917 Evergreen Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  15209


North Hills Art Center
3432 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15237

Offers classes and art show openings.  Contact Laurie Manz, Board President


North Hills Community Outreach
1975 Ferguson Road
Allison Park, PA  15101


North Hills Community Outreach is a non-profit organization serving over 2,719 families in our local community.  Our services encompass individuals, families seniors and persons with disabilities that are in crisis, poverty and hardship.

PA Health Access Network


The Pennsylvania Health Access Network is working at the state and federal levels to protect and expand access to quality, affordable coverage for working families, seniors and small businesses.

That important work includes:
•Helping working families and small businesses understand and access the benefits of the Affordable Care Act
•Protecting the Affordable Care Act from opponents attempts to block, defund or otherwise undercut the benefits and protections the law brings
•Monitoring and responding to rate hikes to ensure that health insurance rates are reasonable and affordable for all those seeking coverage in Pennsylvania
•Protecting existing health programs at both the state and federal levels, including Medicare and Medicaid.


Reserve Township AARP #2882
3367 Spring Garden Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Date organization meets – 3rd Tuesday of each month – except July & August
Location of meetings – Spring Garden Volunteer Fire Hall
President – Carole Delach

Meetings include speakers on health issues, also topics of interest for safety and concerns of older people.  Bingo and food socials to celebrate various holidays during the year.


Shaler Area Rotary
The Shaler Area Rotary was founded in 1952 and seeks to serve our community in a variety of ways.  The organization raises funds for high school scholarships, libraries, emergency services and as-needed projects. The group meets each Wednesday at 12:15PM at the 412 Bar & Grill. (Formerly the Shaler Lounge)


Shaler Garden Club

The Shaler Garden Club was founded in 1921, and is still working to beautify the community.  Learn about gardening, plant civic gardens, conserve and protect our natural environment, inspire others with the love of gardening, all while building lasting friendships.  The Club hosts a perennial plant sale at Kiwanis Park in May and serves the community in so many ways.


Shaler/Ross Meals on Wheels
3200 Mount Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA  15116

Date organization meets – Cook meals daily for the elderly and convalescents
Chairman – Ronald Berberich

Daily meals including one hot and one cold go out to the elderly and the convalescents.  The price is $17.00 per week, Monday through Friday.  The program is operated by volunteers, except for five paid staff.  There are 100-150 volunteers in this program, and we can also use more.  Our volunteers are very dedicated people, and our clients are very appreciative.  This is a very worthwhile program to help people stay at home and independent.


West Deer Senior Center
4834 Route 910
Allison Park, PA  15101


Shaler Area Fire Companies and EMS

Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department
15 Wible Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15209



Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company
309 Davis Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15209



Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company
2807 Mount Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw,  PA  15116

Date organization meets – Meetings restricted to members only
Location of meetings – Elfinwild VFC – First Monday of the month
President – Brandon Walkowski

Membership is always open to new firefighters.  Will train all new members.  Offer fire safety lessons.  Newly remodeled Banquet hall – Handicap Accessible.  Available for Weddings, Graduations, Meetings.


Etna Volunteer Fire Department
Station 149
437 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15223
Station 412-781-1155
Business – 412-782-1333



Shaler Villa Volunteer Fire Department
960 Saxonburg Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15223


Sharps Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Station 263
503 Berner St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15215


Undercliff Volunteer Fire Company
700 Mt Royal Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15223


Shaler  EMS
339 Wetzel Road
Glenshaw, PA 15116


Shaler Area Emergency Medical Service, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, community based ambulance service.  It was incorporated in 1992 when Elfinwild, Undercliff and Shaler Villa Volunteer Fire Departments consolidated their emergency medical operations in order improve efficiency and emergency responsiveness.  This new organization now provides the community with the full range of pre-hospital services.  These include: responding on a 24-hour basis to emergency situations where lives are in danger: providing the elderly and chronically ill with access to hospitals and other medical facilities: delivering free and low cost preventative care, and training the community in life saving stills such as CPR and First Aid.  Shaler EMS is staffed by a combination of paid and volunteer personnel.