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Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of all we do at Awbury.  Thank you for taking your time to invest in your community!

The following are our current volunteer opportunities:

Awbury Food Forest: Monthly Work Days

2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spring through Fall

The Awbury Food Forest, located in The Farm at Awbury, is a permaculture planting that creates habitat and grows perennial edible and medicinal resources in a sustainable way. Awbury Food Forest Stewards work every 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm 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 and berry pruning, path making, sheet mulching and planting. Come volunteer your time and learn about unique gardening techniques, woody and perennial edible and medicinal plants, and their care throughout the season.

Click here for more details and registration.

Streamkeepers

Spring through Fall

Awbury’s new Streamkeepers monthly group monitors the water temperature of the Wingohocking Creek and reports this data to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Our data, and that from 24 additional sites, is used to measure the impact of stream restoration projects. Our plan is to expand the role of the Streamkeepers at Awbury to include monitoring of the ponds and wetlands area, offering landscape support as needed, and providing community education.

Interested?  Please email Nancy Pasquier at npasquier@awbury.org.

Sunday Fun Days Event Support

June 6 – October 31, 2021

Click here to learn more about Sunday Fun Days at The Farm at Awbury.

More details about volunteer opportunities coming soon!

Interested?  Please email Grace Wicks at thefarm@awbury.org.

Special Landscaping Project Days

MLK Day of Service, 1/18/21

Thank you to all who participated.

No other special project days planned at this time – stay tuned!

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.

ON HOLD;  please check back next season

Awbury “Coffee Grounds”: Weekly Gardening

ON HOLD;  please check back next season

Wednesdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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.

Woodworking at Awbury

ON HOLD;  please check back next season

Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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.

Weaver’s Way members can receive work credit hours by volunteering at Awbury Arboretum.

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 kirsten@weaversway.coop or by calling Weavers Way at (215) 843-2350.