We need both docent volunteers and volunteers to help maintain the arboretum!

Volunteer for the love of nature or because you need services hours! The Arboretum has many opportunities to volunteer.

For docents
Docent volunteers give educational talks, and act as tour guides for both children and adults at the Arboretum. Whether conducting a tour for adults, or sharing educational knowledge with children’s groups, docents share their love and knowledge of this beautiful natural environment and heighten awareness and importance of the need to conserve nature with others. 

Docent applicants must be 18 or older and participate in an ongoing free training program instructed by the Arboretum Education Team.  Docents do not need a background in biology, science or teaching.  You just need a love of nature, a desire to give back and help others, and an enjoyment in being with other like-minded individuals. 

If you are interested, please contact the docent coordinator, Lucy Malka now. Learn more about the Arboretum School Programs and Events. Please sign up today!
For volunteers interested in maintaining the arboretum
Volunteers that help maintain the arboretum meet every Tuesday & Saturday,  from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM from March to October. Sign up not required, just show up.  For more information contact: 
​We need your help - just a few hours a month will make a great impact on this wonderful park. Projects include everything on the list below and more.  A few tips:​
  • Remember to dress for garden work
  • Please bring your own kneeler and tools
  • Wear a hat,sunscreen, and closed shoes or boots. Dress in layers, according to the predicted temperature
  • Remember - no electric or water on site before May 2018
  • Bathrooms available after April 1st

    Docent Volunteer Sign Up

    Arboretum Maintenance Sign Up

Gardening
Grasses
Ferns Wildflower Trail & Garden
Planters
Tree Survey
Nature Trails
Docent (we provide training)
Children Activities
Children's Classes (we provide curriculum)
Pocket Garden Projects
Perennial Bed
Azalea and Rhodedendrons
Kousa Dogwood Allee
Pond Banks/Edge & Weir
Plant Nursery
Plant Identification
Posters, Artwork & Information Signage
Historian (scrap book)
Grant Writing

Writers: Plublicity & PR, Brochures & Newsletters
Fundraising & Coordinationg Special Events
Friends of the Glen Rock Arboretum, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501( c)3 volunteer organization, dedicated to the preservation, maintenance and development of the Arboretum.