Volunteering time and skills at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum will enhance your museum experience while providing a unique opportunity to give your time and talents to a living history site. Volunteers receive appropriate job training, guest passes, discounts to the Museum Store and, of course, well-deserved recognition!
To respond, print out the volunteer questionnaire, fill it out by hand, and mail it back to us.
You can help our historic site by working as a volunteer in the following positions:
Museum Guide – Learn about the history of the Landis Valley Museum and Pennsylvania German culture and interpret our story for visitors.
Landis Valley Museum Store – Provide visitors with courteous assistance in our exceptional museum store, operate the cash register, and price merchandise.
Heirloom Seed Project – Work in our historic gardens as well as sort and package seeds for our well-known seed preservation project.
Office Support – Perform light office duties such as answering phones, doing data entry, mailing press releases, or other work as needed for special events.
Farm Program – Assist with and care for a variety of historic breeds of farm animals, their pastures, fences, and help to maintain farm equipment.
Curatorial Assistant – Work with museum collections, catalog items, arrange collections in storage, and perform data entry.
Special Events – Enjoy the excitement on the grounds during our numerous special events throughout the year. Ticket sellers, security, maintenance, and food sales are just a few of the many positions available.
Other Positions – Everyone has something to offer the Landis Valley Museum! Your special talent or interest may be a great fit with the Museum
Please note that all positions mentioned are not always available.
Current Volunteer Needs
Gardener – Heirloom Seed Project – Help Garden in the seed gardens Requires: Once a week
Farmer Helper – Person needed to do any of the following: help feed livestock, maintain fencing, rebuild gates, rough carpentry, prune fruit trees, etc. Requires: Once a week to twice a month, more or less seasonally
Museum Store Salesperson – Help staff our museum store. You’ll stock sales items, interact with customers, ring up sales, and work as a team. Requires: Once a week, any day but Wednesday.