Make A Difference in Greenfield

Volunteer opportunities in Greenfield


Ronald Street Garden Ready for “Green Phase”

Thanks to GCA’s Public Spaces Committee the Ronald Street Garden is green and ready to bloom just in time for the COVID-19 GREEN phase beginning tomorrow, 5 June 2020, in Allegheny County.

Volunteers prepared the garden last weekend while practicing social distancing. What a great job they did!

A big Thank You to everyone involved.

(photos from David Cashmere)

(*) WTAE explains the Green Phase here.)


Pumphouse Garden is Ready For Spring

From David Cashmere, GCA Public Spaces Committee:

Sunday 17 May 2020:

Yesterday’s gardening effort at the Pumphouse was fantastic and all went smoothly as we worked in three major waves of volunteers.

Thank you to the Conservancy staff for keeping things moving & ensuring all the gardens in Pittsburgh are being planted! Also … and most importantly thank you so much to all of you who came out yesterday! It was laid out well for us to work together & I must say I enjoyed seeing this “outside synergy”!

From the early risers to our final phase clean up folks – you were all amazing – so everyone here please enjoy the image of our final product. As you’ll see it’s perfect and ready to bloom for the seasons.

Covid-19 cannot stop GCA-Public-Spaces & Spring!!!


Give Help, Get Help: COVID-19 Buddies

Grocery helper (clipart from kindpng.com)

Here are ways that you can give help to those who are homebound -or- get help if you cannot go out during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Give Help:
    • Pittsburgh Cares COVID-19 is looking for volunteers to help those who need a “buddy” to run errands, share news, check in, etc. Visit the Pittsburgh Cares Buddy Form or email info@pittsburghcares.org, or call 412-471-2114 x200.
    • The JCC continues to contact hundreds of older adults each week through wellness checks. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Jewish Federation volunteer program at 412-992-5209.
    • JCC Blood Drives continue this month by appointment. Click here for more information on how you can help.
  • Get Help:
    • If you need someone to help you during this time, click on the Pittsburgh Cares Buddy Form and choose “I would like to RECEIVE a buddy (you need the help of a buddy)” at the bottom.
    • The JCC Agewell program is provides lunch to go. Click here for more information.


Spring Clean-up During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we will not hold the annual GCA Spring Clean-up.

Instead, the Public Spaces Committee encourages you to pick up litter that you may see on your neighborhood walks.

Areas we typically focus on include:

  • In and around Magee Field
  • Up and down Greenfield Avenue
  • Areas around the basketball courts and playground in The Run

As you are helping beautify our neighborhood, please remember to follow social distancing and hand washing guidelines!


The Great 2020 Quarantine Greenfield Family Scavenger Hunt!

Need to get out of the house while you’re social distancing and looking for something fun to do with the family? Search the neighborhood for fun window decorations. Get the list at this link!

Want to join in on the fun? Add your house to the Google sheet directly (at the link), or email Colleen at coleenlibertz@gmail.com.


Deliver for a Neighbor in Need

Making a Difference in Greenfield

Meals on Wheels delivery (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Are you available one morning a week to help a neighbor in need?

Hazelwood-Greenfield Meals on Wheels, a program of Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries, delivers to Greater Hazelwood, including Glen Hazel, and most of Greenfield.

The program is in need of delivery persons who are willing to drive or ride along one or more days of the week from 9:30 – 11/11:30 a.m. depending on the route length. Volunteers deliver in pairs.

The greatest need at the moment is for people who can go up and down stairs.

We are also in need of people willing to fill in as kitchen helpers when the need arises. Kitchen duty is from approximately 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Meals are cooked and delivered out of the Spartan Center (old St. Stephen’s School) at 134 E. Elizabeth St. in Hazelwood.

Meals on Wheels is a rewarding volunteer opportunity. Many of our consumers are frail or live alone so even the brief contact with a delivery person helps give them some social contact and make sure they are safe and well.

Please call the Meals on Wheels program at 412-499-4313 for more information. They’ll provide a brief orientation and handbook.

Volunteers must be willing to provide proof of car insurance if they drive and fill out clearance forms, which are free to submit, since we work with a vulnerable elderly population and our kitchen shares a building with a small school and youth programs.