The SNAP Club works towards promoting understanding and communication between neurodiverse and neurotypical communities by creating a platform for inclusive dialogue. The club organizes community events, volunteer opportunities, and guest speaker engagements to foster friendships, inclusivity, and education. Read more below about each event our club offers!
What we Do
These events provide a chance for neurotypical and neurodiverse communities to collaborate on a shared project or activity. Examples include creating a mural, going on a nature walk, organizing a fundraising run, or hosting a food sale. These events not only promote interaction and communication between the communities but also raise funds for future events and supporting other organizations.
We will host events featuring various influencers and speakers from the neurodiverse community, medical scientists, and local leaders. They will share their experiences and knowledge with the community, address issues, educate the public, and advocate. Events will be held at least once a month during the academic year.
March 14th 2023 (4 PM - 8 PM) @ Pitt Forbes Chipotle
In collaboration with Chipotle, we are having a dinner fundraiser where some of the money Chipotle makes will go directly to SNAP! All the proceeds will go towards creating more spectacular events for the greater Pittsburgh community.
PALS Recruitment Table
March 24th 2023 (2 PM - 6 PM) @ Litchfield Towers Lobby
PALS and SNAP are working together to help bring in new volunteers to the first ever Pittsburgh PALS Camp! We will be stationed in the University of Pittsburgh’s Towers Lobby with free SNAP and PALS merch for anyone who comes by and signs up for the camp!
March 25th 2023 (2 PM - 4 PM) @ Cathedral of Learning Lawn
SNAP will be hosting their first ever egg hunt! We will have eggs scattered across all of the cathedral of learning lawn for everyone to find fun surprises including pins, stickers, shirts, and even sweatshirts!!
Tie-dye shirt Making
April 1st 2023 3 PM - 5 PM @ Benedum Hall
In inspiration of the soon unveiling of our mural, we are creating tye-dye shirts to match its amazing design! You can sign up to have your shirt ordered at the link below! We would love for you to wear the shirt to the unveiling!
Early April @ Benedum Hall Lobby
As everyone has been patiently waiting, we finally are hanging the mural in the first week of April! We will have more information on a specific date and time in the coming days. We are so excited to unveil it to the world!
January 21st 2023 - February 2023
SNAP will create a mural that showcases the beauty and unity that arises from collaboration between two communities. We will partner with the Pittsburgh Center of Arts and Media for design and organization and use the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering space in Benedum Hall for painting. If you would like to take part, please sign up below.
Contact Zachary Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
- January 21st: General Meeting for Everyone (10 am - 12 pm)
- Saturday, January 28th + Saturday, February 4th: Group A (10 am - 12 pm)
- Sunday, January 29th + Sunday, February 5th: Group B (10 am - 12 pm)
- Unveiling Ceremony (TBD, mid-late February)
SNAP Speaker Series
February 9th 2023, 8 PM
Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Sherman (she/her & they/them/theirs), Jess Storm, and Andrea Gallagher.
Elizabeth is the founder of Heart of Gold Pittsburgh, which is a therapy project.
They will speak about and discuss Autism.
Location: William Pitt Union, Room 529
Time: February 9th 2023, 8 PM
If you are unable to attend in person, there will be a virtual option for non-Pitt members.
Please contact us if you require any accommodations
SNAP Volunteering partners with UPMC’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) to provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside. We work closely with the DRC to ensure patients’ physical, communicative, and emotional needs are met. Our goal is to enhance patients’ experience in the hospital and make their stay as smooth as possible. We plan to expand our reach to more hospitals in the future to continue this mission.
How To Get Involved
If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the interest form to indicate your interest. We will send you more information on the next steps via email. Please note that a volunteering position is not guaranteed, but we will do everything possible to help you through the process. To comply with UPMC policies, volunteers are required to complete the following:
- Two personal references completed by non-family members, using the UPMC volunteer program reference form.
- Indicate UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside as your preferred location
- ACT 34 criminal background check
- CERTIPHI background check
Once accepted, you will be required to have your annual flu immunization, a tuberculosis test, and fill out some paperwork and attend an orientation and training before starting to volunteer.
- View Constitution
- GroupMe Sign Up
- Sign up to Weekly Update E-mails (to come soon)
- Points Policy
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