The volunteer program is an integral part of the Scott Arboretum. Volunteers aid in the maintainance of our gardens and plant collections as well as providing support to our events and programs.
Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award Program
The Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award is given annually to an individual, organization, or corporate body who has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and the art of gardening.
Community Gardening Program
Scott Associates may rent for a nominal fee a 10- by 12-foot plot in the community garden on the corner of Havard and Yale Avenues in Swarthmore, PA. The Community Garden Program Guidelines outline the program. Garden plots are assigned on a first-come first-served basis in early spring. To participate contact the Administrative Coordinator at 610-328-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer internships to individuals interested in ornamental horticulture. Summer positions are available as well as one year long intern positions.
Swarthmore College Student Employee Program
The Scott Arboretum provides a variety of “real world” work experiences for Swarthmore College students to gain exposure to aspects of public horticulture. This experience includes not-for-profit organization programs, collections management, and special events through a variety of part-time positions offered during the academic year and/or as summer internship positions.