The Arboretum Grounds are open daily from 9AM to 4PM. Please follow social distancing guidelines.

Become a Volunteer


Volunteers are essential to the mission of Reeves-Reed Arboretum and are one of the greatest strengths of our organization.  They provide vital support in the gardens and make special events and festivals possible.  Our diverse volunteer network includes students, retirees, avid gardeners, teachers, nature lovers, corporate groups, those looking to volunteer for a few hours, and those looking to volunteer on a regular basis.

So please join us!  Enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum and the camaraderie of being a part of a committed community of Arboretum volunteers!

WINTER GROUND FORCE IS BACK! Join the Horticulture Department as they continue their winter "housekeeping" both indoors and out! Sessions will be held Saturdays and Mondays from 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm. Tasks may include packing away holiday decorations and supplies, cutting down the Daffodil Bowl, organizing the barn, planting daffodil bulbs, tool maintenance, snow removal, raking leaves, and pruning of shrubs and roses. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Register below!

MAPLE SUGARING FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! At this educational family festival - all outdoors - visitors learn how syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. Volunteers are needed to help with activities and refreshments. The festival is on Sunday, February 28 (with a snow/rain date of March 7) from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, so we are looking for volunteers, ages 13 and up, to help us from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. We are happy to provide confirmation of service hours. To volunteer, email Trish Cassin at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org.

SEASONAL INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE! For seasonal internships, as well as employment opportunities, please click here.

VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIPS:  We value your time, expertise, and dedication! Volunteers over the age of 18 and completing 12 hours of volunteer service receive an Individual Level Membership.

QUESTIONS? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 x1616.

For employment opportunities, please click here.

Ground Force

Join our horticulture staff working outdoors in the spring, fall and summer to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds.

Volunteers should:

  • Wear long pants, sturdy closed-toed shoes and long socks.
  • Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle.
  • Bring rain gear if drizzles are predicted since we will still work in light rain.

We will supply gloves as well as all other tools and materials. For your safety, all tools and gloves are washed and sanitized. Masks are required. Please meet at the barn in our parking lot. If the session is cancelled due to inclement weather or any other reason, we will contact you via email.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration is required 24 hours in advance.  First-time volunteers must bring a completed Volunteer Waiver form to their first volunteer session.  Click here for the form.

Weather permitting and keeping in mind current COVID guidelines, join the Horticulture Department outdoors or in the greenhouse. Registration is required in case of cancellations. Tasks may include greenhouse maintenance, including re-potting and pot sanitation and propagation, as well as removing weather-related damage.

Sunday Ground Force

Sunday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
 
Cancelled until further notice.

Thursday Ground Force

Monday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13
March 20
Sign up for Ground Force today!

(If you cannot attend a session after you have registered, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 x1616.)


Sunday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
 
Cancelled until further notice.

Monday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm