Volunteer at the Brandywine

The Brandywine Conservancy is made stronger through the dedication and hard work of our volunteers.  Both the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Conservancy depend on the commitment of valued volunteers to complete work necessary to the success of the programs. 

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities.  Some of them are detailed below.  For additional information, or to become a volunteer, please send an e-mail to volunteer@brandwyine.org or call 610.388.8318. 

These volunteers will work with the Conservancy assisting with a variety of hands-on projects on Conservancy properties. These may include tasks like trimming vegetation, building or repairing water diversion bars along trails, pulling or cutting non-native invasive plants, and planting and maintaining trees and shrubs.

These individuals serve as trained leaders at Conservancy tree planting events. As experienced volunteers, Stewards educate new volunteers on proper planting technique and help troubleshoot any issues during the planting. Stewards are an important extra set of trained hands at tree planting events. Join us in this wonderful community project and help restore Pennsylvania’s woods!

Museum guides:
The museum offers guided tours of the museum's collection and special exhibitions to adult and student groups on a scheduled basis. Prior to guiding, volunteer guides must complete a training course, which takes place one morning a week for 10 consecutive weeks.

Museum representatives:
These volunteers are stationed in the galleries to greet the public, answer questions and help interpret the collection and special exhibitions. Museum representatives must complete a10-week training course.

Critter Workshop and Sale:
Critter volunteers are responsible for making natural ornaments for the museum's annual holiday display, A Brandywine Christmas and for the annual critter sale. In addition to making ornaments, volunteers collect, clean and dry materials. The critter workshop is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from March through January.

Annual Antiques Show:
Each spring the volunteers host their annual Antiques Show. Various projects throughout the year require the assistance of volunteers.

Flower arranging:
The volunteers arrange flowers for the museum and Café every Monday and Thursday from April through September. In addition, they arrange flowers for special events and preview parties throughout the year.

Clerical assistance:
Volunteers assist with Conservancy mailings on an as project basis.

Special Events:

Throughout the year, the Conservancy has numerous special events, which require the assistance of volunteers on weekends and evenings.

Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens:

Gardening, potting and plant propagation, seed collecting, cleaning and packaging are some of the activities that keep the garden volunteers busy each Tuesday and Thursday.

Additional volunteer opportunities exist for the library and for the membership office.  Please contact us for details at 610-388-8318 or volunteers@brandywine.org.

Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 • Phone: 610-388-2700

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