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?  Interested in helping?  

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561.

Upcoming Opportunities for Awbury Volunteers:

— Pollinator Habitat Gardening —

Tuesday Mornings, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM,

Thursday Afternoons, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM,

and the last Sunday of each month

a continuation of our Hands-on Pollinator Habitat Lessons

Gardening to benefit pollinators is a wonderful focus to add to your gardening skills repertoire and supports the survival of local native pollinator species.  Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village includes a Pollinator Habitat, maintained by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and skilled volunteers.

Weather permitting; we will cancel in case of rain.  

BY APPOINTMENT:  RSVP for schedule information and updates.  Contact Leslie Cerf lcerf@awbury.org or call 215-205-6561 to sign up.

Location: Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village – click here for directions.

— Awbury Coffee “Grounds” Garden Club —

Tuesday Mornings, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Awbury’s Agricultural Village and 

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Cope House

Our Rise and Shine Gardening Club is back!


Learn and share a variety of sustainable gardening practices in two very different settings.


— Building Structures: Woodworking Tasks —

Tuesday Mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Assist with woodworking tasks, led by skilled volunteers.

Location: Awbury Arboretum, meet at the Cope House barn, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138



— Second Saturday Volunteer Days —

Saturdays, June – November

Project site locations:
June – Wetland Meadows
July – Agricultural Village Community Garden Setting
August – The Secret Garden
September – Pollinator Habitat
October – Woodland Restoration
November – Cope House Bulb Planting Celebration
To include a landscape service project from 9 AM to 12 Noon; followed by a snack and optional grounds tour until 1 PM.
Groups including all family members 6 years old and above are welcome!

Location: Awbury Arboretum, meet at the Cope House barn, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138

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