Volunteer

The energy and creativity of volunteers provide essential support to our gardens and programs. We welcome volunteers with an interest in plants to help our Horticulture Staff maintain the Arboretum’s gardens.

Get involved as a volunteer:

  • We invite gardeners at all experience levels to join our Tuesday Volunteer Team, which will meet every Tuesday morning, April through November, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Projects will include mulching and edging of planting beds, dividing perennials, pruning shrubs, weeding, and much more. Please contact Anne Brennan (anne.brennan@temple.edu) for details about where to meet.

  • Experienced gardeners wishing to volunteer on a weekly basis may arrange with the Horticulture Supervisor to volunteer regularly in a specific garden area. Weekly Volunteers typically work a half-day per week and assist a Horticulture Staff member with all tasks needed to maintain the garden section throughout the season.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities for individuals 18 years of age and older, contact Anne Brennan, Horticulture Supervisor, at 267-468-8420 or anne.brennan@temple.edu.

Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee

The Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly and its purpose is to advise and counsel the Ambler Arboretum Director.

Members engage in strategic planning for the Arboretum, provide information that may impact the Arboretum, lead and assist efforts to obtain funding for the maintenance and enhancement of the gardens and grounds and provide leadership and commitment to Temple University Ambler and the Ambler Arboretum.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of no more than 20  external members who are interested and passionate about the mission and vision of the Ambler Arboretum. Members often bring experise and skills, which help the Arboretum to reach and maintain its goals and visions.

The Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee played a key role in the conceptualization and establishment of many of the Arboretum’s gardens as well as supporting student workers and connecting the Arboretum to the surrounding community.

For more information on how to become a member of the Arboretum Advisory Committee, contact Arboretum Director, Kathy Salisbury at 267-468-8400 or kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu.