CURRENT HOURS: Open for classes & special events only • Touring season resumes in May 2022


Volunteers have been an integral part of Living History Farms since the beginning. Not only do the special talents and commitment of our volunteers contribute to our success, but we also strive to give our volunteers a rewarding and exciting experience.


Volunteer Opportunities

The majority of volunteer positions with Living History Farms are available from May 1 through mid October, but other “behind-the-scenes” positions are available all year long. We offer a wide variety of experiences and time commitments, and welcome the involvement of families and groups of people who want to have a fun time together.


Visitor Services

Help wide variety of activities such as greeting visitors, assisting with guest check-in, giving directions, hosting an exhibit, or assisting with a hands-on activity.


Special Events

Halloween volunteers

Help with many outdoor activities such as games, contests, concession tasks, and greeting our visitors



Help with gardening and grounds keeping, building maintenance, and general upkeep of facilities.


Day Camp

Teen volunteers, that are at least 14 years old by the week(s) in which they want to volunteer, assist the daily activities of our popular summer Day Camps, in conjunction with college interns and staff. If you have any questions about volunteering for Day Camp, please contact us at

Find out more about our Junior Counselor volunteer positions


Get Started

If you are interested in volunteering as a junior counselor for our day camp programs, fill out the Junior Counselor Application form. For all other volunteer opportunities, fill out our volunteer interest form!


“I have wanted to volunteer at Living History Farms for a long time. When I finally checked it out, it was beyond my expectations.”

“Living History Farms has historical accuracy, appealing activities, a dedicated staff, and a variety of opportunities for volunteers, and for me, the irresistible chance to visit the past.”


For more information about volunteer positions, contact us at or (515)278-5286 x158.

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