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 garden, enjoy hosting events, like to lead tours, or prefer office tasks – we’d love to have you as part of our team!


Awbury welcomes volunteer groups. Join us to help with spring and fall plantings, invasive species removal, trail maintenance, pruning, mulching, litter patrol, and seed collection!

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

Opportunities for Awbury Volunteers:


Rise and Shine Morning Gardening Club
Thursdays, April – September, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PMJoin a dedicated and friendly team of weekly volunteers that love to help garden in Awbury’s natural landscape setting.  Assist staff with seasonal gardening tasks and the finer details to maintaining and creating the beauty at Awbury. This is a hands-on horticultural experience!This group of volunteers in particular are like a ray of sunshine to our staff. They come in on a regular basis so get to know the magic and tricks behind Awbury’s gardening philosophy. They work together, and chip in wherever they are needed. Learn a whole bunch about gardening in the company of fellow gardeners.

Location: the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA 19138. Meet in front of the white garage in the parking lot.

Led by: Leslie Cerf, Awbury Arboretum’s Volunteer Coordinator, Master Gardener, and Supervised by Karen Flick, Awbury’s Assistant Landscape Manager.

Ages 16 and up.  Gloves and tools provided.  Weather permitting.  Please provide a phone number when registering.

Germantown Second Saturday Festival
Saturday, May 14th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meet your neighbors and celebrate our community with Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC, as we kick-off the Second Saturday series, when all 16 Historic Germantown sites are open monthly (May thru October), and highlight the many thriving cultural, civic and business activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit.

**Note: On the Second Saturdays of June through November, Awbury will have open gardening days from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  This is a special celebration off-site to kick off the season!**

Earth and Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Volunteers needed to welcome our visitors and support Awbury’s staff.  Thank you!


Location: Awbury’s Agricultural Village.
Free Third Pollinator Workshop, April 30th, part of Awbury’s Earth and Arbor Day Celebration
Talks at 11 am and 1 pm
“The Best Pollinator-Friendly Plants to Grow in Philadephia.”
Instructor:  Howard Goldstein, PS Ex MG, Chair of award winning Phila. Horticultural Center’s Pollinator Garden


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