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:

bee on goldenrodPollinator Habitat 2016 Seasonal Open Gardening Hours
Tuesday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and the last Sunday of each month*

Gardening to benefit pollinators is a wonderful focus to add to your gardening skills repertoire. Awbury’s Pollinator Habitat is located in Awbury’s Agricultural Village and is maintained by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, but all gardeners are welcome to join! Come learn, share, and enjoy our pollinator-friendly garden.
* Start times may vary slightly.  RSVP for schedule information and updates.
Led by Master Gardeners Leslie Cerf and Marty Hudson

Rise and Shine Morning Gardening Club

Thursdays, April – September, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join 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.

Heartwood-Website-Image-squareVolunteer at our Heartwood Music Festival!
Sunday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Help us celebrate our centennial year at this day-long music festival, plus circus performances, petting zoo, disc golf course, kids’ crafts, face painting, and much more.

We have a variety of roles and shifts for volunteers to fill, including staff support and children’s activities.


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