The Cranberry Township community isn’t shy about supporting each other. Fundraisers, charity drives and service projects are commonplace and a large part of what makes the Township a great place to live, work and play.
In that spirit, Cranberry Township is excited to introduce the new Volunteer Cranberry program that will better connect residents with opportunities to serve the Cranberry Township community and beyond.
Volunteer Cranberry is a resource for people, groups, and businesses within the Township that are interested in donating their time towards the betterment of the community. The purpose of this program is to act as a liaison between projects and potential volunteers looking for opportunities.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in our new 'Volunteer Days' and assist with pre-determined projects at our parks, facilities, and greenspaces.
Introducing Volunteer Days!
Groups, organizations, and individuals are invited to lend a hand in a number of volunteer opportunities around Cranberry Township. Projects will occur on an as-needed basis and can take place at a Township park, facility, or greenspace. Information on projects and sign-up links will be sent out via email.
Want to participate? Fill out our Volunteer Sign-Up form to be added to our mailing list! Then, be on the look out for emails from Volunteer Cranberry about our upcoming projects!
The Leaf Angel Program matches dedicated volunteers with Cranberry Township residents who are unable to rake and collect leaves during the leaf collection season. Family, friends, and neighbors are encouraged to help a neighbor in this simple but truly important way.
The application for Leaf Angel volunteers opens October 2, and the application for requests opens October 9. The program runs from November 1 until the end of yard waste collection.
Visit the Leaf Angels page to learn more and fill out an application.
Winter storms and snow-covered sidewalks can be hazardous. Cranberry Snow Angels is a program designed to help minimize the difficulties of snow storms by matching community volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal.
Snow Angels will be partnered with residents to remove snow and help keep sidewalks and driveways safer for everyone.
The application for Snow Angel volunteers opens November 13, and the application for requests opens November 20. The program runs from December 11 until the last snowstorm of the season.
Visit the Snow Angels page to learn more and fill out an application.
Volunteer Cranberry has teamed up with 412 Food Rescue, a local nonprofit dedicated to saving food from going to waste and fighting food insecurity!
The program uses a network of volunteers to complete food rescues: volunteers pick up fresh, donated foods from local donors (grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc.) and deliver them to churches, shelters, or homes who will be able to use it.
With the 412 Food Rescue app, available for download on most smartphones, volunteers can view opportunities nearby and rescues can take as little as 30 minutes. Food rescues are family-friendly, and becoming a volunteer is as simple as downloading the app to your phone!
Once you claim a food rescue, the app will guide you step by step, providing important information like where to go, who to call, contact names, and specific drop-off instructions. There are several opportunities in the Cranberry Township area.
Learn more about 412 Food Rescue's mission and how to get involved on www.412foodrescue.org.
Cranberry Township's Adopt-A-Roadway program focuses on clearing debris from approximately 30 miles of the Township’s Collector Roads.
Our volunteers consist of individual Township residents, members of local organizations, and Township-based businesses. Altogether, 23 groups have committed to cleaning their adopted sections of roadway at least twice per year adding up to 400 volunteer hours annually.
The Public Works Department provides our volunteers with all the equipment necessary to operate safely, including safety vests, traffic signs, pickup tongs, and garbage bags. Additionally, each roadway receives a road sign acknowledging the adoptive organization.
Learn more about the program and how to get involved at www.cranberrytownship.org/adoptaroadway.
Township Boards, Commissions, and Other Volunteer Opportunities
Cranberry Township offers a number of opportunities for service, including the groups listed below. Individuals a part of these groups volunteer their time to help make Cranberry a better place to live, work, and play.
To apply to a Volunteer Boards and/or Commissions - click here
Learn more about volunteering for: