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!

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 Monday sessions. First-time volunteers must bring a completed Volunteer Waiver form to their first volunteer session. Click here for the form.

Tuesday Groundforce Volunteers

Monday Ground Force

Age 18+
9:30 am – 11:30 am

August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 10
September 17
September 24
Thursday Ground Force Volunteers

Thursday Ground Force

Age 18+
9:30 am – 11:30 am

August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20
September 27
Saturday Ground Force Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

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

August 11
August 18
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
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.)


Monday Ground Force

Age 18+
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday Ground Force

Age 18+
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Saturday Ground Force

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