Greenery orders will be available for pick up at the Stackhouse Education Center on December 4, 5 and 6 from 10AM to 4PM.

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!

VOLUNTEERING CAN PUT YOU IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT  From preparation and setup to decorating unique wreaths, centerpieces, and outdoor planters - the holiday season is a fun time to unleash your creativity, as well as get dirty. We have more than 35 shifts available - mornings, afternoons, and evenings - so there’s sure to be a time that fits your schedule. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Register below for as many shifts as you can! Registration is required.

SEASONAL POSITIONS AND INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE!
  For seasonal internships, as well as other 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.

Thursday Ground Force

Thursday
Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Winter Ground Force dates coming in January!
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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

Winter Ground Force dates coming in January!
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Holiday Decorating

Decorating and crafting
unique centerpieces, wreaths and more!

December 4 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 4 (2PM - 4PM)
December 5 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 5 (2PM - 4PM)
December 6 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 6 (2PM - 4PM)
December 6 (7PM - 9PM)
December 7 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 7 (2PM - 4PM)
December 8 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 8 (2PM - 4PM)
December 11 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 11 (2PM - 4PM)
December 20 (9:30AM - 11:30AM)
December 20 (2PM - 4PM)
Sign up to volunteer 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 Decorating

Decorating and crafting
unique centerpieces, wreaths and more!

Thursday
Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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