VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer opportunities abound at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.  A non-profit organization such as ours would not be possible without a wonderful and active group of volunteers. Quiet Valley is an amazing place to volunteer. Here you can work in a pleasant rural setting, enjoy the fresh air, the countryside, and get a little taste of farm life. There is always a chance to learn new things. At Quiet Valley senior citizens, families, couples, teenagers, and individuals can all find a niche to fill. There is something for everyone!

We offer a variety of engaging tasks ranging in time commitment from an hour or two to those involving regular attendance and training such as assisting with tours. As a volunteer, you can gain experience and knowledge with public speaking, animal husbandry, wildlife management, evolution of technology, and agricultural history.

Not really comfortable talking to the public or being in costume? No problem. We always need help behind the scenes  too.

For more information about volunteering email: farm@quietvalley.org 

Here are just some of the ways volunteers can get involved:

  • Teaching: if you have a craft or skill, you can teach it
  • Demonstrate: show a skill you know to visitors
  • Cooking: help make food here at the farm or prepare it at home
  • Tour Guiding: act as tour guide for school groups and visitors
  • Cleaning: help clean up after special events or get the farm ready for the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Wood Cutting:  cut and/or split wood, or help stack it in the wood shed
  • Sales: help in the Gift Shop during tours and special events
  • Ticket Taking: help sell and collect tickets during special events
  • Entertainment: singing publicly, storytelling, acting or playing a musical instrument for a special event
  • Speaker: Represent Quiet Valley as a public relations speaker at area events and meetings
  • Merchandising: make appropriate hand-crafted items for gift shop and special events
  • Clerical Work: bundling brochures, mailing, data input, etc.
  • Gardening: wedding, planting, bundling flowers for drying, helping at the Summer Garden Party
  • Farming/Animal Care: seasonal care and crops
  • Crafting Guild: developing and advancing skills; need to commit to scheduled meeting times and be able to learn/teach crafts from the 1800s.
  • Sewing: Helping make Quiet Valley’s costumes, quilting group, sew items for the Gift Shop, etc.
  • Handyman/Carpenter: Help with repairs and building projects when they come up, repair fencing, etc.
  • Odd Jobs: someone we can call last minute who is willing to help with a variety of things.
  • Scout and Service Projects