Pittsburgh, PA

In 2000, SCA fielded its first community conservation program in Pittsburgh. We partnered with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Since that first year, thousands of youth in the Pittsburgh region have participated in SCA programs. Thanks to the City of Pittsburgh’s Learn and Earn Program, environmental organizations, schools, youth development organizations, and numerous community groups, SCA continues to provide conservation opportunities to Pittsburgh young people each year.

The SCA Pittsburgh Community Program provides year-round conservation opportunities divided into two seasons: school-year programs (running October through May) and summer programs (running July through August). The Pittsburgh Community Program offers both volunteer and paid service opportunities. Members serve at sites in and around Pittsburgh. Participants build trails and restore habitat while exploring green career opportunities, building leadership skills, and learning about the local environment through field trips, outdoor recreation, and service projects. 

During the program, participants learn how to work as members of a diverse team of peers; gain knowledge of public land resources, environmental issues, and career readiness skills; increase understanding of environmental and trail restoration techniques; acquire experience in public service and outdoor recreation; and develop valuable professional skills through teambuilding and leadership activities.

Trainings Offered: 

  • Resume Building       
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
  • Financial Literacy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Trail Building Skills
  • Plant Identification

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must be at least 14 years of age or in high school. Other requirements vary by position.

To contact SCA’s Community Program in Pittsburgh, email [email protected] or call 412-426-5144.

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application (if you are over 21 and interested in leading youth) or the Community Application if you are in high school interested in a part-time or summer position. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.