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!  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

Spring Ground Force is back! Join our horticulture staff working outdoors in the spring, fall, summer and now winter, to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds. 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.

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.

Thursday Ground Force

Thursday Afternoon
Ground Force

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

May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 9 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
June 16 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
June 23 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
June 30 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
July 7 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
July 14 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
July 21 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
July 28 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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

June 11
June 18
June 25
July 2
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
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Saturday Afternoon
Ground Force

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

May 14
May 21
May 28
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.)


Saturday Afternoon
Ground Force

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

Thursday Afternoon
Ground Force

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

Saturday Morning
Ground Force

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