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Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs Seeks Snow Angel Volunteers

Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs is calling for volunteers to assist elderly and disabled residents with home snow removal this Winter. 

 

The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Office of Community Affairs launched Pittsburgh Snow Angels-a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months. 

This year marks year two that the City has assumed full responsibility for this city-wide program. In our first year we easily discovered many issues with pairing volunteers to recipients. We recognized that in order to meet the need, we needed to increase our level of outreach. By partnering with our partners at the County, and reaching out to local non-profits, corporations, faith based institutions, educational institutions, we are hoping to fill the critical gap in volunteers. 

Conjointly, we realized the need to make it easier for volunteers to signup. Last year volunteers had to fill out handwritten consent forms. This year we have formed a easier process to signup, volunteers can simply call 311 or fill out the application online. Once we have paired you, we will reach out and contact you.  

In addition to enhancing the process for recruitment, we are also implementing a text messaging service, which will notify volunteers of inclement weather. The text messaging system will work in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and their system for classifying snow levels. All volunteers will be notified for snow levels 1 and up.  

For residents 60 years and older and those with disabilities seeking help, you can request an application by calling 311 or by visiting Snow Angels Program. The city ensure it will try its best to match volunteers and participants in need. The City wants to add another layer of information and support services to ensure that all residents 60 years old and older and those living with disabilities live active and healthy lives. 

Volunteers Sign Up 

Interested volunteers can sign up with a 311 operator or by filling out the Online Form

Resident Sign Up 

Residents in need of snow removal assistance should call 311 or Request Application

 

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