Volunteers

Volunteers are a key part of our mission at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.  In 2012, volunteers gave over 3,000 hours of service at the Arboretum!  We welcome newcomers to the area as well as those just discovering the Arboretum, experienced gardeners and those willing to learn.  Students fulfilling community service hours, retirees, and clubs as well as friends, all are welcome.  Seasonal as well as year round projects are available.

Contact Lisa Martin at (908) 273-8787 ext. 1313 or l.martin@reeves-reedarboretum.org  to find out more about volunteering.

VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIPS:  We value your time, expertise and dedication!  Volunteers over 18 completing 12 hours receive an individual membership.  Please contact Lisa Matin for details.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month – what better time to celebrate our fantastic volunteers? All volunteers are invited!

 

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CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Thursday Ground Force

Looking to help out in the gardens during the week this summer? Join us for Thursday Ground Force (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)!

April:  April 7, 14, 21, 28
May:  May 5, 12, 19, 26

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Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday Ground Force

Join us for a morning (9:30 am to 11:30 am) of fun outdoor work as we tackle a variety of seasonal projects. We welcome all volunteers ages 14 and up to participate in one or more of the following Saturday volunteer sessions (please note that 12 and 13 year olds are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult who is also volunteering that day).

April: April 9, 16, 30

 

Registration for either volunteer opportunity is required. Please contact Lisa Martin to register or for more information!

PLEASE NOTE: For all of our volunteer opportunities with our Horticulture Department (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Ground Force) we welcome all volunteers ages 14 and up. Please note that 12 and 13 year olds are also welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult who is also volunteering that day.

NOTE TO VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers should dress in comfortable clothing, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. Tools, gloves, bugspray, and water will be provided. As ticks and poison ivy are present, wearing long pants and long socks is advised.

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Special Events

Be part of exciting seasonal events at the Arboretum!

Maple Sugaring Fest, Sunday, March 6:  Volunteers needed from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  

Please contact Lisa Martin to register or for additional information.

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Garden Docents

If you have a love of both horticulture and history that you would like to share with others, become a Garden Docent at Reeves-Reed Arboretum! Garden Docents will lead informative and inspiring group tours of the gardens and grounds.

If you are interested in this volunteer program, please know that:

  • Garden Docents should be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Most tours will take place on weekdays.
  • Training in notable features, plant collections, and Arboretum history will be provided.
  • This program is open to volunteers ages 19 and up.

Please contact Lisa Martin at (908) 273-8787 ext. 1313 or l.martin@reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information. 

 

Corporate, Scout, and School Groups

We welcome corporate, scout, and school groups for single or multiple volunteer sessions, and are happy to work with you to find an opportunity that meets your group’s interests and scheduling needs.

Contact Lisa Martin for more information.





For information on internships available at the Arboretum, please click here
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