Green Up Pittsburgh Program
The Green Up Pittsburgh Program, created by Mayor Ravenstahl in 2006, aims to stabilize City-owned vacant lots to reduce blight, inspire community pride and promote environmental values. More information may be found at greenup.pittsburghpa.gov, or by calling 412-255-2439.
TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect, and restore their urban trees. For more info about TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, contact the TreeVitalize Coordinator at 412-393-0154.
Clean Pittsburgh Commission
The Clean Pittsburgh Commission is a network of City departments, non-profits, businesses, and community groups working to improve the environmental quality of life of Pittsburgh residents.
Block Watch in a Box
The Block Watch in a Box (BWiB) tool kit will provide the information you need to start up or strengthen a block watch or other public safety group. It contains information on city departments, programs and initiatives that may be helpful to you. For more information, please call 412-255-4772 or check out http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/bwib/register.
Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council was established in 2006 to involve youths in decision-making processes in the City of Pittsburgh. They also engage in community service activities throughout the year including community cleanups, toy drives, and the creation of summer activity guides for young people. For additional information, please check out http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/youthpolicy/advisorygroups or call 412-255-2637.
Boards, Authorities, and Commissions
The City of Pittsburgh has a number of Boards, Authorities, and Commissions with which citizen participation is vital. Further information, as well as an application, is available at http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/bac.htm.
For other non-City volunteer opportunities, you are encouraged to check out:
Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2280 | facsimile 412-255-2988