Pittsburgh Chinese Association Youth Center
Volunteering since 2021
The Pittsburgh Chinese Association Youth Center, an organization that provides extracurricular and volunteer activities for Chinese American youth and their parents, discovered the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy during fall 2021. The youth feel a great sense of accomplishment from planting and growing trees.
We all had a sense of accomplishment after planting many trees, and we look forward to seeing them grow.
What are your volunteer activities at WPC?
We participated in two tree planting events as a group of 20-30 people in fall 2021 at the Carnegie Science Center and Station Square.
How did you become involved with WPC?
We were looking for local volunteering opportunities for kids in our organization and found Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on the Internet.
How long have you been a volunteer with us and what motivates you to stay involved at WPC?
We started to volunteer with WPC in fall 2021. We had great experiences volunteering at WPC, so we will continue to participate in tree plantings and will start volunteering in community gardens in 2022.
Tell us about your favorite volunteer experience at WPC?
We gained useful knowledge about trees and gardening skills from volunteering in the tree plantings. We all had a sense of accomplishment after planting many trees, and we look forward to seeing them grow.
What has surprised you most about working with WPC?
We were pleasantly surprised that the volunteer events were so well organized. We received tools and detailed instructions before starting, and the people at WPC were all very helpful.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering?
We are a youth group in the Pittsburgh area, mostly with Chinese American kids and their parents. Besides volunteering, we organize extracurricular activities for kids, such as talks, games, workshops and shows. To learn more about us please visit our website at pcayouthcenter.org.