Meadow Brook Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at a National Historic Landmark? Volunteers are the backbone of our museum. We could not do it without their countless hours of dedication, passion and support. We offer a variety of Meadow Brook volunteer opportunities ranging from docents to gardeners. There is a little something for everyone. Join us!

If you are interested in becoming a Meadow Brook volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Current Meadow Brook volunteers

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

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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.


This is a group of volunteers who help with hosting our special events, weddings, and large programs. They have some knowledge of the Hall and feel comfortable interacting with 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.



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.


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The Meadow Brook Garden Club is dedicated to preserving, maintaining and enhancing the gardens at Meadow Brook Hall as a place of enjoyment and learning. Members enjoy many aspects of gardening through programs and on-site training, in an extraordinary setting. 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).

All who are interested in gardening are invited to join in helping to maintain these beautiful Meadow Brook gardens, 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

Gardening begins on Tuesday, April 14 and continues through Tuesday, Oct. 8. Volunteer gardeners meet on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Gardening ends at noon.

Perennial Plant Sale

The Garden Club’s Perennial Plant Sale begins Thursday, May 16, 2019. For more information, please click here.

Greenhouse Plant Sale

The yearly Greenhouse Plant Sale will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Follow the signs on campus.  Free admission.  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.