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. See our volunteer slide show here.

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.

Download job descriptions and application form here. This is a PDF file.

volunteer at Philip Foster FarmTours

Tour volunteers arrive before a tour, set up stations, host one station during the tour and help clean up the farm afterwards. See the calendar for scheduled tours.


Father’s Day, Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party, Cider Squeeze, Haunted Farm, and Christmas in the Country provide opportunities for farm hosts, storekeepers, reenactors, food service, exhibitors, crafters and others to share their skills with our guests.

Volunteer at Philip Foster FarmSummer Hosts

Greet guests, provide personalized tours, and live the life throughout the summer, Father’s Day to Labor Day Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00, and all May, June, September and October Saturdays.