Volunteering is at the top of the list of PHS events. Come join thousands of gardening enthusiasts who share a love of plants and sustainability. No experience is necessary. Your enthusiasm to learn and lend a helping hand will support PHS’s mission—and, you’ll have fun, too!
Whether it's joining in workdays or planting trees in a Philadelphia neighborhood; maintaining the gardens at Meadowbrook Farm, or assisting guests at the Philadelphia Flower Show, PHS inspires a passion for sowing and growing together.
Sign up today by clicking on the following volunteer events:
Azalea Garden Workdays
No registration is required – just show up. Come join us every third Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 11 AM, 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!
Eastern State Penitentiary Terrace Garden Workdays*
No registration is required – just show up. Volunteers are welcome every second Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 11 AM, from April through November to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons.
*Due to scheduled road closures, July’s Eastern State Penitentiary Terrace Garden Workday will be on July 20, 2019.
NEW! Navy Yard Volunteer Workday and Plant I.D. Walk
For select Thursdays in September and October. Spend the afternoon along the Navy Yard Waterfront with PHS zone gardeners brushing up on your perennial and hardwood plant I.D. while helping do routine maintenance on some of the newest perennial gardens in the city. Each session will include a 20-30 min walk that will cover plant species in the gardens as well as maintenance practices used across PHS public landscapes. Tasks include weeding, deadheading, edging, planting and transplanting. Registration is required.
Meadowbrook Farm Gardening
Located at charming Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, PA. Visit VolunteerHub for a list of current volunteer days. Gardening opportunities are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through June and on Wednesdays throughout the year. Registration is required.
Register on VolunteerHub
PHS uses VolunteerHub to post new and exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you do not have an account on VolunteerHub, please create one now. When registering, you can view and select other events that interest you. You will be notified when events for these volunteer opportunities become available.