Are you looking to request help from a Snow Angel?

Call 311, or click here to apply online!

Volunteer to be a Snow Angel today!

What is the Snow Angels Program?

Helping your neighbors is SNOW much fun!

Snow-covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. The City of Pittsburgh’s Snow Angels Program pairs older residents and residents with disabilities with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal on their sidewalks and walkways.

Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snowfall or freeze, Snow Angels make our sidewalks safer for those who are outside during the winter weather, like postal carriers, firefighters, police officers, and other neighbors.

Click here to volunteer as a Snow Angel!

Are you a coach, faith-based leader or community leader?

Sign your group up today!

Volunteering to support our neighbors after snow events is a great way to bring together your youth group, sports team, or scout troupe for service.

If you'd like to volunteer for Snow Angels as an individual or leader of a group, fill out this form.

If you need help filling it out, please call 311. Please fill out this form only once.

We will be in touch when you've been paired with a neighbor in need.

Request Help from a Snow Angel

If you’d like a neighbor to come help break the ice!

Here are the requirements neighbors must meet to request a Snow Angel:

senior icon Be at least 62 years old, or have a physical disability.

location icon Live within the City of Pittsburgh. Click here to find out if you live within city limits.

money icon Do not have resources (financial or family and friends nearby) to assist with snow removal.

You must sign up through the form below to request help from a Snow Angel this winter.

Things to know before you sign up:

  • You are not guaranteed assistance. Service depends on if there’s a Snow Angel who has signed up to volunteer near you. Our staff works closely with the community to do the best volunteer recruitment and outreach we can, but we cannot guarantee you will be matched.
  • If you are matched with a volunteer, we will notify you by email or phone call. Registration is on a rolling basis, so a Snow Angel may be available later in the season. We will contact you when you have a match.
  • You may not receive immediate help during a snowfall. Please give your volunteer a reasonable amount of time to assist you - we recommend allowing 24-hours after a snow event concludes. Your Snow Angel may have work, family, or personal matters that prevent them from immediately shoveling and salting your sidewalk or walkway.
  • You do not have to be home when a volunteer arrives to help.

If you'd like to request help from a Snow Angel, fill out this form.

If you need help filling it out, please call 311. Please fill out this form only once.

We will be in touch when you've been paired with a Snow Angel.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • We will contact volunteers via email with confirmation details when they have been assigned a neighbor.
  • Volunteers and recipients may not be assigned immediately. Neighbors request help throughout the winter season. Volunteers may be assigned immediately, a few weeks after signing up, or later during the winter.
  • Volunteer assignments depend on if a neighbor nearby needs help. If no neighbors sign up, we may not be able to assign volunteers. Either way, we will keep in touch!
  • We ask that volunteers help out neighbors as soon as they are able, and within 24-hours of the end of a snow event.
  • Sometimes more than one neighbor who requests help live in the same block. If volunteers are willing to help shovel and salt for more than one neighbor, please let us know on the sign-up form.

Still Have Questions?

For questions regarding Pittsburgh Snow Angels please email us at, or call 311.

Snow Angels is a City of Pittsburgh Mayor's Office Program
414 Grant Street, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219