Get Involved

You can help us sustain the green spaces that connect our children to nature by volunteering to become a School Tender.

Many of the 57 school sites that are part of the School Grounds Greening Project need your help. It’s a great opportunity to get outside and connect yourself and Pittsburgh Public School students to nature.

A School Tender’s duties may consist of three simple steps:

1) Watering
2) Weeding
3) Regular monitoring of plants

No horticultural experience is necessary. Supplies and training are provided. Becoming a School Tender is an easy way to volunteer in your neighborhood and make a significant contribution to the school and surrounding community.

Students help tend to recently planted green space at their school, Greenfield (K-8)

For more information on how to get involved, call 412-586-2388 or email You can view participating school locations here.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.