Volunteering

Volunteer with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

Volunteers are vital to the daily operations of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA). No experience is required and training is provided when necessary. Summer Camp volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

The CHA is a fun place to learn and meet new people. In particular, volunteers are needed for trails maintenance, animal care, special events, assist with public relations, and office work. Whatever your skills and interest, we can use your help.

If you are fulfilling community volunteer hours, please contact us four weeks in advance so we can schedule accordingly.

Internships and teaching opportunities are also available.

For more information please contact: program@hartshornarboretum.org

Download the Volunteer Application

Environmental Eagles for Grades 3-12

Saturdays 9:15AM – 10:30AM

Dates in 2013: September 14, 21; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 16, 23; December 7, 21
Dates in 2014: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5; May 10, 17, 24


The Environmental Eagles are a youth group of 3rd to 12th grade youth that meet Saturday morning at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA). The Eagles program is a youth group that fosters leadership skills and gives participants the chance to do something important within local communities. The Eagles are a group of local youth interested in working on solutions to a variety of environmental issues. Projects may include stream cleanups, water quality testing, monitoring native and invasive plants, public education, etc. The Eagles also help care for the live animals and participate in community service.

6th to 8th grade Eagles are mentors to younger participants during field trips, community service, and animal care. 9th to 12th grade Eagles have the opportunity to mentor by teaching, leading, and implementing service-learning projects.

Membership: Not required; Registration: Not required

Completed Emergency/Health Form required
Fee: A donation of $2 per session is recommended.

Woodlands Volunteer Event May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Join the woodlands team for a morning of trail maintenance, trash clean up, plantings or invasive species removal. Bring your gardening gloves if you have them! Preregistration encouraged. Please call the Arboretum with questions 973-376-3587.

Please register here!