Volunteers are an integral part of all we do at Awbury. Thank you for taking your time to invest in your community!
Volunteer Areas at Awbury Arboretum:
➣ Awbury “Coffee Grounds”: Weekly Gardening
Tuesdays from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
March 19th to November 19th
Come work with Awbury’s Landscape Manager and Landscape Team on weekly garden projects. Each week will have a different focus in a garden within the Historic Landscape. Take the opportunity to learn weeding, pruning, plant identification and landscape maintenance hands on while discussing garden topics of interest.
➣ Awbury Food Forest: Monthly Work Days
3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
February 23rd to November 16th
The Awbury Food Forest is a permaculture-style planting creating both habitat and edible resources in a sustainable way. Awbury Stewards of the Food Forest and Philadelphia Orchard Project work together every third Saturday of the month to maintain all aspects of the Food Forest. Volunteers will get their hands dirty engaging in a variety of tasks including but not limited to weeding, fruit tree pruning, sheet mulching, and transplanting plants. Come volunteer your time but also learn about unique gardening techniques, woody and perennial edible plants, and their care throughout the season.
➣ Woodworking at Awbury
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 3rd to December 3rd
Every week Awbury Woodworking Participants engage in building, repairing, and planning for all built items pertaining to the Awbury Arboretum Landscape. These items include but are not limited to: birdhouses, benches, signs, and natural play materials. Woodworkers also have creative freedom by utilizing natural wood within the landscape to create fundraising items for Awbury’s Seasonal Community Events. This is an ongoing opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, and use your interest to help Awbury Arboretum.
➣ Special Landscaping Project Days
➣ Community Event Support
Volunteers needs include: welcoming and guiding event guests, supporting activities like face painting and kids’ crafts, and assisting with setup and cleanup. Director of Programs Heather Zimmerman will be in touch before each event to coordinate volunteer efforts.
- – Spring Egg Hunt and Plant Sale: Saturday, April 20th
- – Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 12th
- – Holiday Open House and Greens Sale: Saturday, December 7th
Please first visit the WW membership website to see which Awbury Volunteer projects count towards credit hours. After signing up through the WW website, please sign up for a project through this page; be sure to check the box to indicate that you are a WW member and you complete the form.
Questions regarding WW membership and volunteer sign up? Contact Kirsten Bernal at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Weavers Way at (215) 843-2350.
None of these opportunities work for you? Click here to contact our Landscape Manager to see if we have a project that fits.