The Arboretum Grounds, including the Visitors Center and all trails, will close at 12 noon on Saturday, October 24 for our Oktoberfest. Please join us!

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CELEBRATE FALL!  Join us for our annual family-friendly autumn festival, CELEBRATE FALL! We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, games, crafts, activities and more. All events will be outdoors and volunteers must wear face coverings. This year we are offering just one volunteer shift from 10:30am to 4:00pm. We ask that volunteers be 14 years old or older, and must be registered in advance. Contact Trish Cassin at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum with any questions and to register to volunteer for this fun day!.

We are happy to provide confirmation of service hours.

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. 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
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Cancelled until further notice

Thursday Ground Force

Monday Ground Force

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

October 5
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
Saturday Volunteers

Saturday Ground Force

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

October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
November 7
November 14
November 21
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
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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 – 11:30 am