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!

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

  • Celebrate Fall - Volunteers are needed to help make our fall festival a success. We have three volunteer shifts to choose from: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm and 10:00 am–3:30 pm. Please click here for more information.
  • Holiday Decorating - Help us get ready for the holidays! Sessions begin in November, but please sign up today. See below for more information and to sign up.

We are happy to provide confirmation of service hours.

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 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. 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 by 2:00 pm Wednesday for a Thursday session and 2:00 pm Friday for Saturday and Sunday sessions. First-time volunteers must bring a completed Volunteer Waiver form to their first volunteer session. Click here for the form.

HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Holiday Prep: For those who aren't artistic and crafty, but want to help anyway! Set up and clean up!

Holiday Decorating: For those who are naturally artistic and crafty. Create unique centerpieces, wreaths, topiaries and more!

Holiday Prep

Holiday Prep

Age 14+
AM Sessions: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PM Sessions: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

November 17 (PM)
November 30 (PM)
December 6 (AM)
December 6 (PM)
December 11 (PM)
December 12 (AM)
December 12 (PM)
December 18 (PM)
December 19 (AM)
December 19 (PM)
Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating

Age 14+
AM Sessions: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PM Sessions: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

November 3 (AM)
December 1 (PM)
December 2 (AM)
December 2 (PM)
December 3 (AM)
December 3 (PM)
December 4 (AM)
December 4 (PM)
December 8 (PM)
December 9 (AM)
December 9 (PM)
December 10 (AM)
December 10 (PM)
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
9:30 am – 11:30 am

October 12
October 26
November 9
November 16
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.)


Holiday Prep

Age 14+
AM Sessions: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PM Sessions: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Holiday Decorating

Age 14+
AM Sessions: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PM Sessions: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Saturday Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
9:30 am – 11:30 am