Volunteer for the Conservancy

Volunteer for the Conservancy

The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art's mission is to preserve important American art and the natural and cultural environment of the historic Brandywine Valley.

Both the Brandywine Museum of Art and the Conservancy depend on the commitment of valued volunteers to complete work necessary to the success of the programs. For additional information, or to become a volunteer, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 610.388.8318.

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  • Volunteers planting trees

Preserve Stewards

These volunteers assist with a variety of hands-on projects on Conservancy properties. These projects 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.

Wildflower and Native Plant Gardeners and Seed Collectors

Garden volunteers tend to the extensive native plant gardens that make up the Chadds Ford campus of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.  Planting native species, removing invasive non-native species, pruning, seed collecting, cleaning, packaging, propagating and potting are among the activities this diverse group of people enjoy being part of.  Each year, these volunteers help facilitate the Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale, the proceeds from which benefit the Conservancy's diverse and beautiful gardens. Contact Mark Gormel, Horticultural Coordinator, at [email protected]  or 610.388.8327 to learn more about joining the garden volunteer program.

Bike the Brandywine

For information on volunteering for our annual bike ride, held on a Saturday in September, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 610.388.8377.


Benefits include:

  • Free admission to the Brandywine Museum of Art
  • Admission to the Conservancy’s preserves
  • Free or discounted admission to special events
  • Discount in the Museum Shop & Millstone Café
  • Exposure to a variety of educational opportunities
  • Recognition events
  • Supportive staff
  • Creative environment
  • Rewarding work
  • New friendships