Please join us at the Maple Sugaring Fest on Sunday, February 24 from 1PM 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!

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Volunteers are needed for our annual Maple Sugaring Fest on Sunday, February 24. There will be tapping and cooking demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, games, taste tests and more. Volunteers will help with activities and refreshments at this family-friendly interactive festival. The festival runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, so we are looking for volunteers to help us from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We are happy to provide confirmation of service hours.

GARDEN DOCENT TRAINING – SIGN UP TODAY!  RRA will be running their annual Garden Docent Training on Wednesday, April 10 beginning at 9:30 am. We encourage anyone with a love of both horticulture and history to sign up for this fun – and FREE – workshop! Garden Docents are the face of the Arboretum and lead casual, informative tours of the grounds. This is a low stress, low key volunteer opportunity and a chance to learn more about our gardens and the history behind RRA. Refreshments will be provided. To sign up or to find out more, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 x1616.

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.

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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

March 4
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29
Thursday Ground Force Volunteers

Thursday Ground Force

Age 18+
9:30 am – 11:30 am

March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
Saturday Ground Force Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

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

April 13
April 20
April 27
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