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

August volunteer spotlight:

Morven’s summer interns

Morven’s Ssummer Interns pictured above. (L-R top row) Kyle, Liz, Malachi, and Caroline (L-R Bottom row) Kate, Tom, Isabel, and Tori

Morven’s Ssummer Interns pictured above. (L-R top row) Kyle, Liz, Malachi, and Caroline
(L-R Bottom row) Kate, Tom, Isabel, and Tori

We asked the interns what they liked most about volunteering at Morven:

Kyle: “The people here at Morven have been the best part of this entire experience, everyone is so nice and fun to be around. I hope that these connections I have made here will last for years to come.”

Liz: “The people! I felt comfortable with everyone here since day one. I've also learned a lot about American art history from the research I've done. It's been a very positive experience!”

Malachi: “What I like most about volunteering at Morven is that I get something new to do every day I come in. The family environment Morven also has is a key reason why it is a great place to volunteer.”

Caroline: “I have loved how involved I can be as an intern at Morven. At the beginning of the summer, I was able to work with the other curatorial interns and set up the current temporary exhibit on baseball in New Jersey. In setting up the exhibit, we were able to work hands on with the artifacts, which was one of my favorite parts about working at Morven!”

Kate: “I really like putting my writing and design skills to use purposefully; it feels like I'm helping protect/promote a significant historic place.“

Tom: “The place and the people. Morven is a very tranquil place to be, and so steeped in history, that I always am happy to be here. Similarly, the people who work here are among the best you will meet. Suffice to say it is an ideal place to be!”

Isabel: “The thing that I like most about being an intern at Morven is being able to see how all the departments of this museum work, which is something that would not be possible at a larger museum.”

Tori: “My favorite thing about volunteering at Morven was the opportunity to help install the baseball exhibit. Getting to work firsthand with history was an amazing experience.”


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.