The public areas of Rutgers Gardens are open Saturday–Thursday, 8am–7pm, closed Fridays. Cook’s Market is open Fridays 11am–3pm.
Special COVID-19 safety precautions are in effect.
Visitors must review and observe all rules and safety policies.
The Volunteer program and Community Service workdays are suspended at this time, however we welcome inquiries for both. Applications online will be accepted (just click the blue button below), and you will be notified when Rutgers Gardens Volunteer programs reopen. Thank you!
Please continue to monitor our website and social media (@RutgersGardens) for any changes. you may contact the Volunteer Coordinator, MaryAnne McMillan, by email.
Before becoming a volunteer, you’ll attend an orientation that includes a brief overview of Rutgers Gardens, our volunteering policies and procedures, and discussion of the various opportunities. Volunteers will also receive other relevant training later, relative to specific duties.
See our calendar of volunteer opportunities for upcoming events, work days, and orientation sessions.
Volunteers must submit quarterly time sheets (PDF) in order to be eligible to receive volunteer benefits. Time sheets can be emailed directly to MaryAnne McMillan.
Please click here for further information regarding Corporate, Large Group, or Fraternal Volunteers.