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!

*We invite individuals to join other gardening volunteers and the Awbury landscape staff on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


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

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to let us know what you’re interested in!

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561.

Upcoming Opportunities for Awbury Volunteers:

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Every Second Saturday from June – October, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Two shifts of gardening in the historic English Landscape:
– 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
– 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
– Followed by a tour of the Arboretum

Location: Francis Cope House, Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd.

Led by Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf.

Interested in Second Saturdays?  Please register here.

Volunteer at our Harvest Festival —

vintage pumpkin.pngSaturday, October 8, 2016

Set up arrival time: 9:30 AM
Clean up: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Help needed for setup and cleanup, face painting, helping with the mini scarecrow contest, and more!  Enjoy the event a free lunch in between.

Contact Leslie Cerf (lcerf@awbury.org) with questions and to register.

— Pollinator Habitat 2016 Seasonal Open Gardening Hours — 

Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 PM* – 5:00 PM
and the last Sunday of each month, 10:00 AM*

bee on goldenrodGardening to benefit pollinators is a wonderful focus to add to your gardening skills repertoire. Awbury’s Pollinator Habitat is located in Awbury’s Agricultural Village and is maintained by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, but all gardeners are welcome to join! Come learn, share, and enjoy our pollinator-friendly garden.


* Start times may vary slightly.  RSVP for schedule information and updates.
Led by Master Gardener Leslie Cerf

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