DPW Volunteer Application & Litter Bag Pickup Request Form

Volunteering in City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is a very rewarding experience. We have a variety of current projects that need volunteers. Help us maintain our trails and right of way, keep our parks healthy and join enriching projects that give back to your community!

Your volunteer journey starts with completing the volunteer application form below. We will contact you and an interview is then scheduled. Thank you for your interest!

Note: The Team Leader/Contact Person must be on site for the duration of the Project. If this person is unavailable on the Project date, you must supply the name and phone number of an alternate contact to DPW prior to commencing volunteer activities. Please email this information to volunteer@pittsburghpa.gov.

Who?


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What?


Park
Trail Maintenance
Right of Way

Weeding
Litter Pick-Up

Required


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No


Where?


For list of Parks and Divisions click here

Note: Please specify both the park/general location (e.g. Schenley Park, Eliza Furnace Trail, Penn Avenue, etc.) and the exact location (e.g. playground/grove name, between cross streets, etc.) that you wish to offer volunteer services. The City may not be able to grant your choice of location due to other pending projects, permits, or for safety reasons. If that is the case, DPW will offer suggestions for an alternative location for the same date.



When?




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Guidelines

1) I/Organization understand that the City’s Departments of Public Works or Parks and Recreation personnel may be working in the park or trail at given times and may need to provide direction and/or coordination to me/us with regard to City projects.

2) Projects may only take place during daylight hours.

3) Children under the age of 18 must have parents/guardians signatures on the Participant Agreement as indicated prior to participating in the Project.

4) Adult supervision is required for anyone under the age of 18.

5) All volunteers must print name, sign, and record their phone number on the spaces provided on the Participant Agreement Form prior to any volunteer activity. A new form must be signed prior to each Project/event.

6) All volunteers should wear appropriate closed-toe shoes and gloves at all times while performing Project work.

7) All volunteers should be instructed on safety precautions by a team leader. Topics should include: Glove usage, identifying dangerous litter objects, and maintenance and use of a first aid kit.

8) Volunteers must be instructed to pick up litter or weeds only. Do not move, pick up or drag sofas or other large/heavy objects. Do not attempt to collect hazardous materials such as syringes or car batteries. A group leader should contact 311 to inform City representatives about the location of large or hazardous objects for the City to pick up.

9) No alcoholic beverages are permitted before or during maintenance activities. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or narcotics should not participate in volunteer Project activities.

Contact

For questions
volunteer@pittsburghpa.gov
(412)255-2750

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