Volunteers are critical to healthy, beautiful parks.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy offers volunteer opportunities for all ages, interests, and abilities. The easiest way to get involved is to register for upcoming volunteer events. We bring the tools, gloves, and expertise — you bring the energy!
REGISTER FOR UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EVENTS
Become an Urban EcoSteward
Join this group of dedicated volunteers to take on your own piece of a park.
With training and support from staff at Urban EcoSteward partner organizations, these long-term volunteers visit specific park sites throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, slow erosion, and clean up trash.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING AN ECOSTEWARD
Volunteer in Park Gardens
Help care for park gardens alongside our horticulturists and gardeners.
Horticulture volunteers join our field staff for regularly scheduled Weeding Wednesdays events in the Highland Park Entry Garden. With their help, the gardens are weeded, deadheaded, planted, and maintained. Tools, training and gloves are provided.
REGISTER FOR gardening EVENTS
Organize a Corporate, School, or Community Day
Work with us to coordinate a fun volunteer outing for your company, school, or community group.
Group volunteer events are not only a tremendous help to the parks, but they're a great excuse for businesses, schools, and organizations to get together! Get your group out in the parks by setting up a volunteer day with us. Projects are based on the needs of the park, but have involved planting trees, cutting invasive vines, and gardening. We can accommodate up to 25 people for 3 to 4 hours.
GET IN TOUCH ABOUT PLANNING A GROUP EVENT
Become a Volunteer Naturalist
Share your passion for nature and park history at the new Frick Environmental Center.
Volunteer Naturalists starts with eight training sessions that cover topics like park history, the new Frick Environmental Center, CPR, and more. After these training sessions, volunteers will staff the new Frick Environmental Center welcome desk at least once a month, enhancing visitor experience.
READ MORE ABOUT BECOMING A VOLUNTEER NATURALIST
Have questions about these opportunities or ideas for other ways to get involved? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!