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Arboretum Volunteer

Posted on: Ongoing

Location: Merion, PA

The Barnes Foundation is seeking to continue to develop its core group of garden volunteers for the Arboretum in Merion. This small core group of volunteers works with the horticultural staff in the Arboretum, assisting with essential garden tasks.
What’s in it for you:

  • Work closely with and learn from the horticultural staff in Merion
  • Learn about the history of this beautiful garden that needs your help
  • The social opportunity to work with your fellow volunteers
  • The opportunity to help shape the volunteer experience for future Arboretum volunteers


  • The desire to commit to working in the garden at a minimum of every other week
  • A passion for and a desire to learn about gardening and/or plants
  • Complete the online volunteer application on the Barnes Foundation’s website

The Program:
Weekly work schedules will be organized based upon needs of the staff and the plants. Proper instruction will be provided for the specific tasks that are to be completed. Periodically, we will have a gathering in the Arboretum and you will be asked for your feedback on the program.
Availability and Schedule:
We will have regularly scheduled workdays Tuesday – Thursday.

Apply online.