Volunteer

Our Trail Stewardship team will be resetting tools and supplies, and planning for 2023 between Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season. Trail Care opportunities will resume in 2023. Opportunities to support the Three Rivers Heritage Trail & Water Trail are available for everyone, whatever your ability, skills, availability, or interests. Volunteer Events We offer public volunteer events throughout the year. Check out our event calendar to find a time that works for you. Come out with us to work on the trail, meet other volunteers, and learn how to care for our riverfronts. We love partnering with other organizations, community groups, and schools to offer volunteer events. Please contact Elizabeth Leibel, Friends of the Riverfront Volunteer Coordinator, at elizabeth@friendsoftheriverfront.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Time Commitment: Events are usually 2-3 hours View Upcoming Events Trail Stewards Adopt a section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or a Water Trail Landing. Monitor and report trail issues, pick-up litter, manage plants, and be part of a group of stewards dedicated to keeping our trails safe and clean. Time Commitment: Can vary widely, but we ask that you try to attend 1 monthly meeting. On average, stewards spend 5-10 hours per month on the Trail. Become a Trail Steward Clean-Up Crew Litter Kits We partnered with Allegheny CleanWays to offer free litter kits.  The kits have the tools you need to safely clean-up our riverfronts and streets on your own. Report your hours and be part of a “virtual crew” working together to keep our community clean.  Head to your local trail, walk around your neighborhood or visit one of the litter hotspots that we’ve identified on our Hotspots Map. Time Commitment: This is a self-guided opportunity. You can spend as much or as little time as you’d like. For more information about litter cleanup kits contact Greg Manley, Community Outreach Specialist, at greg@friendsoftheriverfront.org. Register for a Litter Kit “Friends at Work” Corporate Opportunities Supporting Friends of the Riverfront means you are making Allegheny County a better place to live, work, and play. Your commitment to our mission is a commitment to the neighborhoods, waterways, greenspaces, wildlife, and trails of our river valleys.. Time Commitment: We offer half-day (3 hour) and full-day (6 hour) programs with light, moderate, and heavy project options based on desire and ability. For more information about our Friends at Work Program, contact Alex Toner, Trail Stewardship Program Manager at alex@friendsoftheriverfront.org.

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