We love our volunteers! Volunteering at PHS is a great way to make a difference and create a positive change in the community. Every year, thousands of volunteers come together and share their love for horticulture through volunteering at PHS events. No previous experience is necessary – we give you the training you need. The only thing you need is your enthusiasm and love for all things gardening. Everyone makes a difference.
Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by creating an account in VolunteerHub. You can sign up for current volunteer events and select what you'd like to do in the future.
Every third Saturday of the month
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs, there is work for all ages!
Terrace Garden Workdays
Every second Saturday from April to November
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join PHS and other volunteers to help beautify one of Philadelphia's historic prisons.
Harvest 2020 is a new PHS program focused on addressing growing hunger and food insecurity in the Philadelphia region. PHS is asking our powerful community to dig in and plant more food crops this year with extra to share.
Select Thursdays in September and October
Registration required. Spend the afternoon aside the Delaware River waterfront of the Philadelphia Navy Yard along with PHS gardeners. Brush up on your knowledge of perennial and hardwood plants, and help maintain some of the site’s new perennial gardens. Each session includes a 30-minute walk that will cover the site’s plant species and maintenance practices used in PHS public landscapes.
Every Wednesday throughout the year
Tuesdays and Thursdays through June.
Registration Required. Work alongside the friendly and experienced garden team at the beautiful PHS Meadowbrook Farm.
The Spring planting has been cancelled. Learn more about our Tree Programs and how you can help moving forward.