Volunteer

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

Volunteer Areas at Awbury Arboretum:

Awbury “Coffee Grounds”: Weekly Gardening

Tuesdays from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Starts again in Spring 2021** Please note: In response to the current public health crisis related to COVID-19, this volunteer opportunity is not currently available.  Please check our weekly e-newsletter notification when these volunteering opportunities resume.  (Not signed up for  our e-newsletter?  Click here to subscribe.)

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.

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Awbury Food Forest: Monthly Work Days 

2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2020 dates: October 10th and November 14th

Take the opportunity to garden, learn, and harvest by participating in Awbury’s 2nd Saturdays Food Forest Workdays.  In partnership with the Philadelphia Orchard Project, this unique area of the Farm at Awbury features edible perennials and woody plants, established in a permaculture-style planting.

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Woodworking at Awbury

Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Starts again in Spring 2021 ** Please note: In response to the current public health crisis related to COVID-19, this volunteer opportunity is not currently available.  Please check our weekly e-newsletter notification when these volunteering opportunities resume.  (Not signed up for  our e-newsletter?  Click here to subscribe.)

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.

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Special Landscaping Project Days

 More details to come…

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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.

  • Spring Egg Hunt and Plant Sale: Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 10, 2020
  • Holiday Open House and Greens Sale: Saturday, December 5, 2020

**Please note: In response to the current public health crisis related to COVID-19, this volunteer opportunity is not currently available.  Please check our weekly e-newsletter notification when these volunteering opportunities resume.  (Not signed up for  our e-newsletter?  Click here to subscribe.)

Click here to sign up to volunteer at a community event. 


ww logoWeaver’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.


None of these opportunities work for you?  Click here to contact our Landscape Manager to see if we have a project that fits.