Volunteer

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!

Individuals

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!

Groups

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:

 

The gardening season has begun!

— Pollinator Habitat Gardening —

Tuesdays from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and

Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

Location: meet outside of the Education Building in the Agricultural Village

 

— Woodworking —

Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assisting with woodworking projects that help Arboretum – bird houses, signage, structures, and more!

Location: meet at the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA

 

— Coffee Grounds Gardening Club —

Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

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

Location: meet at the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA

 

— Invasive Plant Removal —

Fridays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM  

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

Location: meet at the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA

 

— Second Saturdays —

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

April 14th

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

August 11th

September 8th

October 13th

November 10th

Stay tuned for new opportunities each season! 

Location: will be sent upon your registration. (It depends on that month’s project!)

 

— 3rd Saturdays: Awbury Orchard Work Parties —

Third Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  

Help us maintain our food forest, established in partnership with the Philadelphia Orchard Project.  Learn about fruit trees and other unique edible vegetation!  Tools, training, and gardening supervision are provided.

April 21st, May 19th,  June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, October 20th,  and November 17th

Location: meet outside of the Education Building in the Agricultural Village


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:

Saturday, October 13th – Harvest Festival

 

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 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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