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:

— Pollinator Habitat Research —

Thursday Mornings, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

bee-close-up-headera continuation of our Hands-on Pollinator Habitat Lessons

Gardening to benefit pollinators is a wonderful focus to add to your gardening skills repertoire. Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village includes a Pollinator Habitat, maintained by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and our wonderful volunteers, and during the cooler months Awbury volunteers will be doing educational research and designing materials for pollinator tours.

Location: the Francis Cope House (1 Awbury Rd)

RSVP for schedule information and updates.

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

CLICK HERE for more information.

— President’s Day – New Nature Playground Trail Work —

Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: meet at the white barn in the Cope House parking lot.  ( Awbury Arboretum , 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA 19138. )

To register, contact Leslie Cerf at (215) 205-6561 or lcerf@awbury.org.


— Wood Workshop and Bird House Project — 

Six Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM

cardinal-photo-taken-by-wm-reaume-coverJoin Awbury staff and volunteers in building and repairing bird houses to be installed in Awbury’s landscape.

Registration for this class is FULL.

These workshops are FREE. Each individual will have the opportunity to assist with fabrication through the generous donations made by Tague Lumber. We we be building houses for bluebirds, owls, and more.

We look forward to a installation celebration on Sunday, February 19th, including a bird walk.

Location: Awbury Arboretum’s Cope House Garage

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Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org

CLICK HERE for more information.


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