We Need You

Volunteers just like you are an integral part of all we do at Awbury. When you volunteer, you make a difference for your entire community to connect with nature and history. Thank you for taking your time to invest in others and their future!


Whether you love to work outside in the landscape*, enjoy hosting events, like to lead tours, or prefer office tasks – we’d love to have you as part of our team!


Awbury welcomes volunteer groups to schedule a work day with our volunteer coordinator.  We’ll will tailor the right project for your group.


Awbury has two major types of volunteer projects:

landscape and special events.


Questions?  Interested in helping?  Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561.

Upcoming Volunteer Landscaping Opportunities:

— “Spring Greening” Volunteers’ Season Opener–

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instead of “spring cleaning” Awbury is calling St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th “spring greening” day!  Volunteers will meet at Awbury’s Cope house barn to gather tools and set out to “spring green” the arboretum.  Family and community groups welcome!

Led by Leslie Cerf – Volunteer Coordinator and Penn State Master Gardener

Location: Awbury Arboretum, meet at the Cope House barn, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Click here for more information and registration!

Contact Leslie Cerf lcerf@awbury.org or call 215-205-6561 with questions.


— Pollinator Habitat Gardening —

**starting March 20th**

Tuesdays from 9:00 AM – 11:AM AM and

Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Working in the Awbury Pollinator Habitat in the Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village.



— Coffee Grounds Gardening Club —

**starting March 22nd**

Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Landscaping projects in the historic Cope House grounds.  Beginners welcome!


— Invasive Plant Removal —

**starting March 23rd**

Fridays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM  

Make a difference! Learn the names and how to identify area invasive plants.


— Second Saturdays —

Second Saturday of each month, April thru November, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM  


Stay tuned for new opportunities each season! 

Upcoming Special Event Support Happenings:

By helping at two Awbury events a year, with a minimum of 8 hours, you will become a member of Awbury’s Public Events Welcome Committee, who help Awbury’s events run smoothly by welcoming guests and assisting with activities.

In return, committee member are invited to a special yearly gathering, receive a free wreath at our annual Greens Sale, and know that they’re part of our Awbury family!

Here are upcoming Awbury programs where we’ll need Volunteer help:

March 31st – Welcome Spring!  Egg Hunt and More, from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

~ the week before: help to fill the plastic eggs with treats

~ day of: welcome guests and support the event

Interested? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561.


ww logoAttention Weaver’s Way Co-op Members!

Weaver’s Way members can now receive work credit hours by volunteering at Awbury Arboretum!

Please visit the WW membership website to see which Awbury Volunteer projects count towards credit hours.  After signing up through the WW website, please contact Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561 to schedule and the confirm the service project’s time/place and name of service work supervisor.

Questions regarding WW membership and volunteer sign up?  Contact Kirsten Bernal at kirsten@weaversway.coop or by calling Weavers Way at (215) 843-2350.

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