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Volunteer Opportunities with PRC

Thank you for your interest in helping PRC prevent waste and conserve resources for each generation! Volunteers like you make our work across the Commonwealth possible, and make it a whole lot more fun, too.

Please see below for our current volunteer opportunities. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please complete the form below and indicate which program and date you would like to sign up for. A PRC staff member will confirm with you, and provide additional details closer to the event.

COVID-19 precautions including the wearing of masks and social distancing are required for all volunteer activities with PRC. Changes have been made to our programming to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff and volunteers. 

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collections

At Household Chemical Collections, you can recycle most chemical products found in the home, garage, garden shed, and more. Volunteers may dispose of $20 worth of household hazardous waste for free. Volunteers will be asked to direct traffic, check in registrants, or check trunks.

All volunteer opportunities are from 8 am – event end (1 pm) unless otherwise indicated. Full shifts are preferred, but any time you can help is much appreciated!

2021 Hard to Recycle Collections

At Hard to Recycle Collections, you can recycle electronics, cell phones, tires, and more. Volunteers may dispose of up to $60 worth of hard to recycle material for free. Volunteers will be asked to direct traffic, check trunks, write receipts, or check in registrants.
NOTE: Group volunteers are welcome at collection events! We are able to accommodate up to 20 volunteers per event. Looking for a group activity and fundraiser for your club or sports team? PRC can provide a donation to teams or clubs who are able to assist with unloading items from attendees vehicles at Hard-to-Recycle collections. Please reach out to [email protected] for details.
All volunteer opportunities are from 8 am – event end (1 pm) unless otherwise indicated. Full shifts are preferred, but any time you can help is much appreciated!
Saturday August 28, Bethel Park High School

2021 ReuseFest

ReuseFest is a one-day drop off event open to the general public that diverts materials from local landfills to reuse by local nonprofits. Volunteers will aid in unloading material from vehicles and transporting them to the staging areas of the nonprofits on site. The event will be outdoors, rain or shine, so be prepared to wear sunscreen or a rain jacket!
Saturday September 11, Erie PA (exact location & time TBA)
Saturday October 16, North Park Swimming Pool, Allegheny County (9:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

2021 Glass Collections

The Traveling Glass Bin is on the move in 2021! We’re looking for volunteers to be our eyes and ears on the ground at our new rotating and permanent glass sites in Western PA. Volunteers will be asked to stop by the glass bin, report to us about any issues on site, do very minor cleanup as needed, and advocate for more glass recycling services in your communities.
For a full list of our glass schedule and locations, visit prc.org/glassrecycling and contact [email protected] to discuss volunteering.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in helping out PRC in another way? Our education, watershed awareness and rain garden, Zero Waste and Lens on Litter programs might have an opportunity for you! Contact [email protected] for Western PA opportunities. For Eastern PA, email [email protected].

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