Volunteer in Downtown Pittsburgh

Get out and about while safely working on projects that help create a more vibrant and beautiful Downtown.

As people begin returning to the neighborhood, volunteers are needed now, more than ever, to preserve, beautify, and clean up our historic Downtown. Volunteering with our highly-acclaimed Clean Team is an impactful way to get outside and enjoy the neighborhood while also ensuring it remains a welcoming space for all.

And, of course, your safety is a priority. All volunteers will follow proper health and safety protocols, social distancing, and face masks/covering requirements to stay safe while working effectively.

Volunteer Projects

Our volunteers work weekdays and weekends on a wide variety of projects. Volunteer initiatives all revolve around our mission to make Downtown vibrant, clean, and accessible, and can include picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, weeding public spaces and parks, raking leaves, and cleaning public fixtures like newspaper boxes, light fixtures, and bus shelters.

Additionally, volunteers may be mobilized following large events like parades, celebrations, and more. Our volunteers are a crucial part of ensuring residents, workers, and visitors always see an energetic city in motion, and we could not accomplish what we do without their help!

Get Involved & Make an Impact

Whether you’re a Downtown resident looking to help keep the neighborhood clean, a corporate team looking for an out-of-office experience to give back to the community, a school group planning a service day, or just someone interested in making Downtown Pittsburgh shine, we can craft a volunteer experience suited to your needs.  

Visit our volunteer scheduling page on the Pittsburgh Cares hub to browse available volunteer dates and register for upcoming opportunities.

Have questions? Send Richard Dethlefs, our Volunteer Coordinator, an email with “Volunteer Inquiry” in the subject line with your name, email, and phone number, and we’ll be in touch.

Thank you!

We’re greatly appreciative of the organizations and corporations, along with the countless residents, visitors, and individuals that have joined our Clean Team in building a vibrant Downtown.

Previous Volunteer Organizations:

  • The Academy System 
  • Accenture
  • Ajapo Refugee & Immigrant Services  
  • Allegheny County Probation
  • Allegheny Courts
  • Allstate Insurance 
  • American Homestay Services
  • American University Alumni
  • AmeriCorps-South Hills Interfaith Movement
  • American Association of Landmen
  • Barber National Institute
  • Buffington Family
  • CAPA HS 
  • CAPA Civics Service Project
  • Carlow univ Woman’s Tennis Team
  • CCAC Art Club
  • CISP-Northside 
  • CISP-Wilkinsburg 
  • CISP-Hill District 
  • CISP-Garfield
  • City Charter HS Honors Program
  • CMU – Panhellenic Council
  • CMU – Alpha Kappa Delta
  • CMU – Alpha Phi Omega
  • CMU – Partners Allied in Civic Engagement
  • CMU – School of Science
  • CMU – Juan Paniagu group
  • CMU – Tepper School of Business
  • CMU – Delta Tau
  • CMU – Sigma Nu
  • CMU – Phi Sigma Phi 
  • CMU- Day of Service
  • CMU- 1000 Plus
  • CMU- Kappa Sigma
  • Cornell Univ Alpha Zeta
  • Cornell Univ Alumni
  • Duquesne Light Company
  • Duquesne univ  
  • Duquesne Univ Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Duquesne Univ Delta Sigma Pi
  • Duquesne Univ Gussin Spiritan Division
  • Ewing Family
  • FAME – Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Engagement
  • First Presbyterian Church 
  • Fox Chapel HS
  • Gateway Health
  • Gay 4 Good
  • GNC
  • HDR, INC Engineering
  • Highmark Interns
  • Holy Family Institute
  • JLL
  • Langan Engineering Consultants
  • Mod Cloth Pittsburgh
  • Mount Lebanon School District
  • National Healthcare of Pittsburgh
  • North Catholic HS
  • Northwest Bank
  • 02 Digital Creative Agency
  • Ohio Univ Alumni assoc 
  • PBTA 
  • PHRA 
  • Penn State Univ- Society of Black Engineers
  • Pine Richland HS
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Academy 
  • Pittsburgh Cares
  • Pittsburgh Fellows
  • Pittsburgh Project
  • Univ of Pittsburgh- School of Business 
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Student Leadership Council
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Hillel Jewish University
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Engineers without Borders
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Asian Student Assoc.
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Delta Epsilon Mu
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Alpha Delta Pi
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Delta Tau Delta
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Student Civic Engagement Council
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Phi Gamma Nu
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Stamps Scholars
  • Univ of Pittsburgh – Physician’s Assistant Program 
  • Pitt Service Project 
  • PittServes 
  • Pitt Philanthropy Club
  • Pitt- SAEPI 
  • Pitt- SCEC 
  • Pitt- School of Medicine
  • Point Park University
  • PPU Pioneer Days
  • Robert Morris Univ- Phi Mu Delta 
  • Robert Morris Univ School of Dance
  • Robert Morris Univ Phi Delta Theta
  • Seton Lasalle HS
  • Taylor Allerdice HS
  • The Preferred Realty
  • Total Quality Services
  • Turner Construction Company
  • UPMC- Center for Engagement/Inclusion 
  • UPMC Interns
  • Vincentian Academy
  • Victory Family Church
  • Will Allen Foundation 

If you’ve previously helped us out and want to share your volunteer story, send us an email.

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