Current Volunteer Opportunities
If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, why not consider committing a few hours to improving our region and putting in a little sweat equity? Who knows, you may even learn an entirely new set of skills to polish up your resume or meet new friends! Contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or email@example.com, and she’ll be happy to answer questions and help put your time and talent to good use. Thank you!
Volunteer at a Community Garden
October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Volunteers are needed to put gardens to bed
Even flowers need to rest, and now that fall is almost here, it’s time to put our gardens to bed. We planted 2.26 acres of flowers around the region last spring, and we’ll need lots of volunteers to help us remove annuals and debris. The following community gardens are in need of volunteers. Dates and times are to be determined.
Beltzhoover - Liberty Tunnel & Route 51
Hill District - Centre Avenue and Herron Avenue
Dormont - Dormont Avenue and Banksville Road
Edgewood - South Braddock Avenue
Ross Township - McIntyre Road and McKnight Road
If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at (412) 586-2324 or LMcGuire-Olzak@paconserve.org.
Volunteer for Land Stewardship
October 12, 2019 to November 9, 2019
2019 Volunteer Land Steward Workdays
Thank you for your interest in Land Stewardship workdays. Management of WPC properties would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Below is a drop-down list of current workdays for the 2019 season. To sign up for a specific workday, please click on the registration button below.
Workdays are typically held rain or shine. Unless otherwise indicated, we meet at the property at 9 am and work until around 2 or 3 pm, with a short break for lunch. Of course, volunteers are welcome to come and go as needed. Volunteers should bring water and a lunch, and be prepared to work in rugged, muddy, and/or thorny conditions. Long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and sunblock are necessary. We’ll have extra gloves and all the tools needed for the project. Typical tools include loppers, pick mattocks, hazel hoes, and shovels. If a workday is cancelled for some reason, a message will immediately be sent to the volunteer land steward email list, as the website may not be updated for a day or so.
SIDLING HILL CREEK CONSERVATION AREA - DEBRIS REMOVAL
Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Silver Mills Road, Mann Township, Fulton Co. | VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Negotiating a steep slope, cutting up an old wooden stairway, removing misc. debris
SEASON WRAP UP & POTLUCK - WPC OFFICE & TOMS RUN NATURE RESERVE
Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: WPC Office, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: A brisk hike, light work, sharing food, swapping stories, enjoying each other’s company
Become Community Garden Steward
November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Have you ever seen a WPC garden and wondered how it stays looking colorful, strong and healthy? A loyal crew of volunteers known as Garden Stewards cares for the Conservancy’s many gardens. After spring planting, Garden Stewards help water, weed and clean up the areas. Stewards work from spring to fall.
Are you looking for a way to get outside and tend a garden? We can help! Can we count on you to help a garden bloom all summer long? Contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get started. The gardens below need stewards to care for them in the 2019 season:
- Liberty Tunnels and Route 51, Beltzhoover
- Liberty Ave. & Commonwealth Pl. - The Point, Downtown
- Highland Park Bridge at Butler St., Highland Park
- Route 837 @ 5th Avenue (McKeesport / Duquesne Bridge), McKeesport
- McKnight Road & McIntyre Road, Ross Township
- Ohio Street & Grant Avenue, Millvale
- Rt. 119 & Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Fayette County
- Brownsville Road & Maple Springs Drive., South Park, Allegheny County
- Castle Shannon & Mount Lebanon Blvd., Castle Shannon, Allegheny County
- College Ave. (Rt. 26) & University Dr., State College, Centre County