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!

SEASONAL POSITIONS AND INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE!
 We are now looking to hire ARBORETUM AMBASSADORS for June through October. 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

Monday
Ground Force

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

June 7
June 14
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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

June 5
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21
August 28
Sunday Ground Force

Saturday Afternoon
Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Cancelled until further notice
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.)


Saturday Afternoon
Ground Force

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Monday
Ground Force

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

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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