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Volunteering at Van Vleck House & Gardens
Join the dedicated volunteers at the Van Vleck House & Gardens and experience the satisfaction of doing good work that makes a difference in your community. We offer a variety of tasks to fit your interests and schedule. Satisfaction guaranteed!                                                                 

Volunteer projects include garden maintenance, educational programming, office work and special events. We rely on the support of people of all ages - from high school students completing community service hours to retirees eager to stay active and connected. Volunteer support keeps the Van Vleck House & Gardens blooming! Download an application here or contact us as mentioned below.
Get your creative juices flowing with our PR and Marketing Team. Always eager for fresh ideas and energy, if you have the skills, we’d love to use them.  Contact us at .
We’re always looking for willing hands that can help us with our special events. These include our three major fundraisers - Deck the Halls in November, the Spring Plant sale in May, and our annual Garden Tour, Roses to Rock Gardens, in early June - and our schedule of music and arts programming. Whether you like to work behind the scenes, or in the frontlines, we have a spot for you.
Van Vleck Plant Sale This fundraiser has grown into one of our biggest and most popular events with people lining up outside the gate in anticipation.  As always, we need your help in many areas including open call plant set up and organization, check-in for Friday night’s party, plant write-up and check-out on Saturday.  Come join the excitement and spend the morning with the beautiful and rare plants and trees.

Plant Sale 2014, May 2nd -10th

Your time and talents are greatly appreciated.
If you are interested please contact Lissa Barrett at
Do you like to garden? Looking to learn more? Work with our experienced staff on any number of garden projects and you'll leave knowing more than when you started.  It takes a lot of hands to keep our six acres beautiful for all. If you love working outdoors and don't might getting dirty this may be the niche for you. Tasks vary with the season. Volunteer hours are anytime between 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Contact Garden Manager, Laura Roberts at  973-902-5722 to schedule a convenient time.

The Weed Warriors are a group of garden volunteers who meet together on Wednesday mornings during the spring and fall. They gather in the kitchen for a starter cup of coffee at 9:15AM and they go off into the garden to tackle whatever Laura has on tap for the day. The session winds up by 11:00AM. If you're interested in making the gardens a regular Wednesday morning stop contact Lissa Barrett at . We'd love to count you in.
Like to work with children? Michelle Wiessner, our Education Director needs help with visiting school groups, including our “Nature Connections” program that brings Newark school children to visit the grounds. Help is also welcome in organizing classroom supplies and displays. Contact Michelle at or by calling  973 744-4752 Ext. 3

Learn about the history of the house and & gardens and lead tours for eager visitors of children and adults. Contact to learn more about the program.
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