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:

Awbury’s Rise and Shine Gardening Club —

cope-house-croppedTuesday Mornings through November

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Garden in Awbury Arboretum’s historic, English picturesque landscape with a friendly group of local gardeners, ranging in experience, who wish to learn from one another about plants and gardening techniques, in this inspirational setting. Tasks will potentially include preparing garden beds for winter, removing ivy from trees, trail maintenance and meadow land and nursery plant care.

Tools and gloves are available to borrow.
Location: Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, meet at the white barn in parking lot
Led by: Leslie Cerf, Volunteer Coordinator and Penn State Extension Master Gardener

Contact Leslie Cerf lcerf@awbury.org or call 215-205-6561 to schedule.

Awbury Arboretum Volunteer Celebration

Final Second Saturday of the Season —HGP_Vert_4c_Tag

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Includes tidying the barn and tool maintenance, bulb planting, tour, and refreshments

Please park on Ardleigh Street across from the Awbury Rec Center tennis courts and meet at the Cope House picnic area.

Click here for more information and registration.
Led by Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf
In conjunction with Historic Germantown’s Second Saturday partnership

— Hands-on Pollinator Habitat Lessons — 

with Awbury and Penn State Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Every other Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 11:30 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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