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, 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

Volunteer at a Community Garden

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

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

Volunteer for Land Stewardship

Volunteer for Land Stewardship

October 12, 2019 to November 9, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

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.

Fall 2019 Workdays

October 12, 2019


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

November 9, 2019


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

To sign up for the email list or for further information, please contact:

Andrew Zadnik
Director of Land Stewardship

Become Community Garden Steward

Become Community Garden Steward

November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

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 to learn how to get started. The gardens below need stewards to care for them in the 2019 season: