Pete's Pride

Give back by joining Pete's Pride

Pete’s Pride is a volunteer initiative that helps Youngstown State University recruit new students, mentor current students and engage recent graduates. With over 1,500 volunteers and more than 6,500 hours served, volunteers assist with enrollment, career development and community outreach efforts at YSU. Membership is open to YSU alumni, former students, parents of students, faculty, staff and interested community members. Volunteer opportunities exist for those living outside the Youngstown area, as well as Mahoning Valley residents. The time commitment is at the volunteer’s discretion. You can help YSU continue to grow and thrive!

Sign up here to join Pete’s Pride 

National Volunteer Week

Alumni around the country have participated in National Volunteer Week service projects, held in April of each year. Here are a few highlights.


Atlanta Alumni Chapter Volunteer Week Photo
The Atlanta Alumni Chapter participated in a Trail Day cleanup at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center on April 13, 2019.
YSU Columbus Alumni Chapter Volunteer Week
The Columbus Alumni Chapter organized supplies and assisted families at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on April 13, 2019.
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The Cleveland Alumni Chapter packed food for distribution at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on April 8, 2019.
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The Savannah/Hilton Head Alumni Chapter beautified Tybee Island during a beach cleanup on April 12, 2019.



Pete’s Pride members walked dogs at Animal Charity in Canfield on April 20, 2018
The Cleveland Alumni Chapter at Greater Cleveland Food Bank on April 19, 2018
The Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter during a cleanup of the Hill District on April 14, 2018
Columbus Alumni Chapter members sorting clothes at the Community Development for All People Free Store on April 20, 2018