Get to know your neighbors and have fun working on projects benefiting the neighborhood.  No matter your skills or time available we have an important job for you.  Some groups meet regularly and others get together informally when there is a specific need.

Have you incurred expenses as while volunteering for Allegheny West? Use our Reimbursement Form to request a check.

Volunteer for Our Tours

Our house tours attract people as far as New York, Ohio and West Virginia, but they require the entire neighborhood to turn out to make them great. Volunteering your house for the tour is just one way to get involved.

The day of the tour we need tour guides (over 60 of them for the weekend!), greeters at the houses, the church and the train museum, folks to make food for the tours and for the volunteers, people dedicated to lighting the walkways and directing traffic, even musicians.

Out of town the day of the tour? We need help with the mailings (over 3000 postcards are sent out); assistance making and hanging wreathes and other decorations in the neighborhood, creating the tour booklets & mailings, working with press, and setting up parking, security & permits.

Volunteering is also your ticket to the best party of the year…the after-tour parties are legendary.  

More Neighborhood Opportunities

Have a concern about parking? Curious about development projects in the neighborhood?  Housing & Planning is for you!  We meet once a month to work with folks planning new projects in the neighborhood.  Meetings are open to all AWCC members to participate.  Send an email to Housing & Planning with any questions or to be added to the agenda for an upcoming project.

Have a great idea for a fun get together?The Membership committee supports folks planning all sorts of fun events like the summer holiday picnics, the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, an annual Pirates game, trips to local historic sites and antique meccas, and fundraisers for the local food bank.  Contact the Membership committee to see how we can help make your even happen.

Love to garden?  The beautiful gardens at Brighton & North and at the corner of Western & Brighton and designed and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. If you’d like to assist with planting, weed or watering get in touch with our Green committee.

Have a black thumb but still appreciate how beautiful the neighborhood is?  Watch for announcements and Join us for monthly Neighborhood cleanups on Saturday mornings. If you have questions or suggestions for the neighborhood cleanup crews contact us.

Digital Options, Too

Need a creative outlet for your writing or photography? Are you a master of social media?  The newsletter and website could be a great showcase for your talents.  Send us your newsletter content or contact our webmaster with ideas for content for the website.