Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone.Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal.
Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather – like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.
Snow Angels was originally launched in 2011 by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative. In 2013, the program was adopted by the United Way’s Open Your Heart to a Senior program, giving volunteers the opportunity to make an even larger, county-wide impact.
Snow Angels has also worked in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.
How Do I Sign Up as a Snow Angels Volunteer?
This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone living in Allegheny County, and is great for families and high school students. Volunteers are asked to help at least one resident for the entire 2014-2015 winter season. Shovels and salt are available by request.
To register as a volunteer with the Allegheny Snow Angels program and help ensure that our city’s elderly and disabled are cared for this winter: