Meadow Brook Volunteers

Be part of something special and make an impact!

Volunteers are the backbone of Meadow Brook Hall. Our corps of more than 300 volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and represent a wide range of interests, talents and skill sets.

Since 2012, Meadow Brook volunteers have generously given more than 288,800 hours of service. The incredible time, effort and care that our volunteers put into their work helps us keep the doors open.


Become a volunteer today!

Join our volunteer community and receive:

  • Training and educational opportunities
  • Subscription to Meadow Brook Magazine
  • Discounts on Community Events
  • Discounts at the Museum Shop

Get started by completing our Volunteer Application Form.


Current Meadow Brook volunteers

Already a Meadow Brook volunteer? Click HERE to access your online account!


Docents

Are you good with people and do you like to share knowledge? Then the Meadow Brook Hall docent program may be right for you! Volunteer docents give guided tours of Meadow Brook Hall to guests. They have taken docent training and have in-depth knowledge of the Hall and collection. To become a docent a person must be trained and certified.

Hosts/Hostesses

This is a group of volunteers who help with hosting our special events, weddings, and large programs. They bring a general knowledge of The Hall and feel comfortable welcoming our guests.


Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is open every day and these Meadow Brook volunteers are our front line of customer service. The Shop volunteer sells tour tickets and store merchandise.


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Squires

This is a group of men who help preserve the Hall by doing maintenance projects and fundraising. They meet monthly and visit other historic sites throughout Michigan. There is a small membership fee to join this group.

Click HERE for more information on the Meadow Brook Hall Squires.


Meadow Brook Garden Club Members

Meadow Brook Hall VolunteersThe Meadow Brook Garden Club is dedicated to preserving, maintaining and enhancing the gardens at Meadow Brook Hall as a place of enjoyment and learning.

Gardening begins in April and continues through October, and the club also offers monthly lecture programs that are open to members and non-members (for a $5 donation).

Join the Meadow Brook Garden Club and help maintain the gardens of the Great Estate, which are designated as a Proven Winners Signature Garden.

  • Master Gardeners and candidates will earn volunteer hours towards your Master Garden required hours.
  • Experience is not required since each garden has a captain who will assist volunteers.
  • Gardeners meet in the Garden Tent behind The Hall for coffee and assignments before going to work.
  • Bring hand tools (pruners, trowel, cultivator) and any other gardening items that you normally use.
  • Membership fee is $30 per person/per year or $45 per couple/per year.
  • Come and join us and meet fellow gardening enthusiasts!

New members must complete both the Volunteer Application Form and the Meadow Brook Garden Club Application  when dues are paid.

Already a member? Click here to pay your 2020 dues online.

Click here to make reservations for the Garden Club annual Holiday Luncheon.

Garden Work Days: 2020

Garden work days are Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon from spring to fall.  Please stay tuned to learn about the start of gardening during 2020. The final day is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

Perennial Plant Sale

The Garden Club’s Perennial Plant Sale has been cancelled for 2020. For more information, please click here.

Greenhouse Plant Sale

The yearly Greenhouse Plant Sale has been cancelled. Please call 248-364-6171 for more information.


Meadow Brook Naturalists

The Meadow Brook Naturalists are a Meadow Brook Hall volunteer group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the woodland areas around Meadow Brook Hall.  The Naturalists are looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants and plant native trees, shrubs and perennials.  Workdays are on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. til noon.  Please dress appropriately as we will be working in natural woodland/wetland areas.  Close toed shoes/boots are necessary.  Tools will be provided.  For more information, call 248-364-6210 or contact .

Contact Us

For more information about becoming a Meadow Brook volunteer, please call (248) 364-6222 or complete our contact form.