Become a Volunteer

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!


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!

Find events on our calendar


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Contact us about a group day

Questions about these opportunities or ideas for other ways to get involved? Contact