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

DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH CHILDREN? We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children, either in the kitchen or in the garden.....or both! We are offering exciting and educational classes to young children who enjoy gardening and cooking. We need a few volunteers to help our Educators during these fun classes.

  • "Let's Get Growing" on Saturdays. These classes run from 9:30 am – 11:00 am and take place outside or in our new tented classroom.
  • "Kids Can Cook". These classes run from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm and take place in the Wisner House following strict safety guidelines. Some of these classes will also be Zoom classes.

Please email Trish Cassin at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org to sign up!

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
9:30 am to 11:30 am

April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

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

April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 15
May 22
May 29
June 5
June 12
June 19
June 26
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
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Saturday Ground Force

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