Volunteers are critical to healthy, beautiful parks
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy offers volunteer opportunities for all ages, interests, and abilities. Help the parks that you love grow by becoming a volunteer!
VOLUNTEER EVENTS DAYS
Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy staff out in the parks during public volunteer events. To get involved, simply register. We bring the tools, gloves, and expertise — you bring the energy!
Become a dedicated volunteer in taking on your own piece of a park as an Urban EcoSteward. With training and support from experienced staff, these long-term volunteers visit specific park sites throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, slow erosion, and clean up trash.
GARDEN BUDS & GARDEN VOLUNTEERING
Help care for park gardens alongside our horticulturists and gardeners. Take part in regularly scheduled events in the park, or sign up to become a dedicated Garden Buds volunteer. Garden Buds work alongside our field staff on a weekly or bi-weekly basis in one of 11 park gardens. Garden volunteers help weed, deadhead, plant, and maintain our city's gorgeous park gardens. Tools, training and gloves are provided.
VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS & DOCENTS
Share your passion for nature and park history at the new Frick Environmental Center as a volunteer naturalist or docent. Get trained to welcome visitors to the new Center at the front desk; lead educational events; and help others discover beautiful Frick Park.
CORPORATE, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY DAYS
Work with us to coordinate a fun volunteer outing in the park 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! Projects are based on the needs of the park, but have involved planting trees, cutting invasive vines, and gardening.