Docents Share your passion for nature and park history as a Frick Environmental Center volunteer. The Frick Environmental Center is a welcome facility, education hub, and gateway to Frick Park. Free and open to all, this cutting-edge building enhances visitor experience and is home base for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy education programs.

If you have a passion for nature, and a desire to help others - this opportunity is for you! 

Program Benefits:

Gain expertise in Pittsburgh’s natural history

Participate in ongoing education and learning

Training with experiences Parks Conservancy staff members


Connect with others who love Pittsburgh's amazing parks!

docents Volunteer Docents greet park visitors at the Welcome Desk of the Frick Environmental Center.

Trained by Parks Conservancy staff, they communicate their knowledge and passion for nature and park history to provide a high quality experience for park visitors. Many times, they're the first face that visitors see when they enter the park!

Volunteer Docents are trained to be knowledgeable of the park and the building. Docents enhance visitor experience by sharing their passion and helping to create positive park experiences for all.

Building Docent requirements and expectations: 

  • Attend one Building Docent training. This training covers Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy mission and philosophy; the building design and mechanics; and how to volunteer at the front desk.
  • Volunteer 4 hours per month
  • Obtain Act 33/34 criminal and child abuse clearances