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!

HELP RESTORE THE WILDFLOWER TRAIL! September 18 and October 2
Join the Reeves-Reed Arboretum Horticulture Department in their endeavor to recover from the pandemic and restore the Wildflower Trail. Invasive plants that went unchecked the last year and half will be removed, and in their place, we will plant native perennials, trees, and shrubs. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has chosen Reeves-Reed Arboretum as a recipient of a 2021 Restoration and Resilience Fund Scholarship for this project. But we need volunteers – like you – to make it all happen.

REGISTER BELOW for as many sessions as you can!

"CELEBRATE FALL" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 
Join the fun on Sunday, October 17 and help us "Celebrate Fall". Volunteers at this family friendly festival will assist with set-up, games, crafts and more. Volunteer shift is from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. To register, email Trish Cassin at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 ext. 1616.

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

October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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

September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27
wildflower trail restoration volunteers needed arboretum summit new jersey

Wildflower Trail
Restoration

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
All Saturdays. Times As Indicated
Rain Dates: September 25 and October 9

Please select date and time.

September 18:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided for full day shift)
October 2
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided for full day shift)
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.)


Wildflower Trail
Restoration

Age 14+, Age 12-13 with adult
All Saturdays. Times As Indicated
Rain Dates: September 25 and October 9

Please select date and time.

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