Volunteer in the Parks

Volunteers are critical to healthy, beautiful parks. Want to have a hand in caring for the places that you love? Sign up and join us at volunteer events in the parks.

register to volunteer

more volunteer opportunities

Horticulture volunteering
Help care for park gardens alongside our gardeners. Learn more here.

Corporate and community days
Coordinate a fun volunteer outing for your company or community group. Learn more here.

Urban EcoStewards
Take on your own piece of the park as a long-term Urban EcoSteward. Learn more here.

Tabling volunteers
Promote the parks you love at area events. Learn more here,

Data entry volunteers
Spend some time with us working on data management. Learn more here.

Thanks to our 2015 volunteer day sponsors!
Changin' Time Laundry ServicesEast End Food Co-op, Eat'n ParkGiant Eagle, REI Pittsburgh, South Side Slopes Neighborhood AssociationStudent Conservation Association, and Whole Foods Market

Questions about becoming a volunteer day sponsorship? Contact volunteer@pittsburghparks.org.

what to know

Volunteers are provided tools, gloves, water and training upon arrival at events. Volunteers should arrive a few minutes before the listed start time to sign in.

What's a sweep? A sweep is an event where a smaller group of volunteers (about 5 - 10) clear one area of a park of an invasive plant. Sweeps are critical to the health of the park because they thoroughly remove invasive plants at the best times of the year.

invasive plants of pittsburgh guide

Become an invasive expert with "Invasive Plants of Pittsburgh," a guide to non-native plants in our area. Download it for free here.

 
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