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 our volunteer services associate, Kaylee, at 412-586-2356 or khorvat@paconserve.org, and she’ll be happy to answer questions and help put your time and talent to good use. Thank you!




Become a WPC Ambassador

Become a WPC Ambassador

November 12, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you like talking with people and helping them feel welcome?  Then become a WPC Ambassador!  After a brief training, you’ll work with WPC staff at events greeting people, handing out materials, water, and talking about WPC’s work. Choose from many locations and dates throughout the year. Ready to get started?  We’re forming a new group of Ambassadors now, to train for garden and tree planting events beginning in April. Please contact Kaylee Horvat at 412-586-2356 or khorvat@paconserve.org to get started today!
Garden Care Event

Garden Care Event

November 16, 2018

Event, Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to get outside and help care for a community garden? Please join us at the Centre & Herron bioswale located in the Hill District on November 16th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help prep the garden for winter by weeding and conducting some general maintenance. All tools and materials will be provided!

Register by contacting Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or email lolzak@paconserve.org.

Volunteer to Plant Trees

Volunteer to Plant Trees

November 17, 2018

Volunteer Opportunity

Help plant trees along streets, trails, in parks and restoration areas throughout the region. Every spring and fall volunteers plant hundreds of trees around Western Pennsylvania. When you help plant trees, you help create a green and healthy region. You’ll also learn about different types of trees and tree care. Check out the planting schedule and pre-register today.

Tree Planting Opportunities

November 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Park Place - The Factory (7501 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208)
9:00 a.m. - Squirrel Hill - Northumberland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
9:00 a.m. - Clairton - Clairton Resident Park (Huffman Dr., Clairton, PA 15025)

Community Garden Stewards Needed

Community Garden Stewards Needed

April 1, 2019 to October 1, 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, prune 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 lolzak@paconserve.org to learn how to get started. The gardens below need stewards to care for them in 2018/2019 seasons: