Morven Museum & Garden




Morven’s volunteer corps is critical to our success. Our volunteers collectively contribute hundreds of service hours annually. It is a great way to learn more about Morven and the history of New Jersey while meeting new people and caring for a National Historic Landmark.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Email a completed volunteer application to or call Debra Lampert-Rudman at 609.924.8144 ext. 106

june volunteer spotlight: wendy

Development, garden, and Events Volunteer


1. What made you choose Morven as a place you'd like to volunteer?
A friend of mine suggested I visited Morven as there were volunteer opportunities. 

2. What is your best memory, so far, of a volunteer activity you did with us and why?
Morven in May... always Morven in May! I love seeing all the people, learning about all the different plants from Pam, and just the general ambiance of Morven in May!

3. What do you wish more people knew about Morven?
How much history there is in the house. 

4. When you're not volunteering with us - where is your favorite place/what is your favorite way to spend your time?
When I am not at Morven, I am often volunteering at a local animal shelter, reading about history, or completing a little research.

5. What do you enjoy most about volunteering in general and with Morven specifically?
Meeting wonderful people and immersing myself in the history of Morven.


Morven Docent/Guide

Morven is always looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to volunteer as docents/guides.

Docents are trained by Morven’s Curator of Collections to conduct tours for visitors that promote a deeper understanding of the role Morven played in American and New Jersey history.

The museum is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday. The minimum commitment is two four-hour shifts per month.

Garden Volunteer

Garden volunteers work alongside Morven’s horticulturists tending the historic grounds.

Volunteers help with the annual heirloom plant sale by arranging and pricing plants and helping shoppers choose the perfect plants for their garden.

Office work and Special Events

Volunteers lend a helping hand to Morven’s staff for events, setting up before and assisting guests during events such as Morven in May, Fourth of July Jubilee,  and the Festival of Trees in December.

Volunteers assist in a variety of behind the scenes work, including mailings and office tasks.

If you have a special talent, let us know! Volunteers have helped Morven’s efforts in a variety of ways, including proof-reading, computer editing and design, woodworking, and more.

Volunteers enjoy a flexible schedule and are welcome any day of the week.