Volunteers of all ages staff our tours and events, do gardening, maintenance, blacksmithing, weaving, baking, building, sewing, and music-making. Ask us about all the ways you can make a difference at the Philip Foster Farm, while earning a free membership. A diverse community of students and adults give tours, do building projects, maintain gardens and grounds, provide leadership and expertise, and help with events and publicity. Contact us for more information, age requirements, period clothing suggestions, etc.
Philip Foster Farm Volunteer Information:
- Tour Interpreters – These costumed guides demonstrate a station during group tours.
- Apprentices – Will be trained in specific skills, such as storekeeping, house tours, blacksmithing, or other crafts.
- Master – If you have a specific pioneer skill you’d like to pass on, we invite you to connect with willing learners
- Summer Hosts – Costumed volunteers greet visitors, share historical information, and help farm staff with projects.
- Maintenance – Various building and maintenance projects are done throughout the year: mowing, gardening, etc.
- Event Help – Scout Days, Father’s Day BBQ, Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party, Dutch Oven Cookoff, Cider Squeeze, and Christmas in the Country are all annual events that require a lot of help to organize, set up, run, and clean up.
- Board Members – A dedicated board of volunteers keeps this place running. If you’d like to help make policy decisions, or manage a particular piece of the Farm’s operations, please consider joining the board. A public board meeting is held annually in the spring.
The date and time are flexible. Daytime hours, mostly summer