Become a Volunteer
The Farm could never manage without the help of a corps of dedicated volunteers supporting a small professional staff of seven persons. Behind the scenes, volunteers help with office work, publicity, maintaining the buildings, livestock and crops, repairing clothing, working in the greenhouse, and caring for the Farm’s reference library. Fundraising events held by volunteers include the Annual Book Sale, Garage Sales and Plant Sales as well as staffing the Gatehouse Shop at the entrance to the Farm. Adults and children who portray 18th century farmers, artisans, musicians, dancers and merchants belong to the Colonial Company of Turkey Run.
Specialized branches of the Colonial Company include the Farm Children, the Musick of Turkey Run, the Colonial Company Puppet Theatre, the Turkey Run Company of Carpenters and Sawyers, the Company of Cooks and Bakers and the Company of Tradesmen. More than 500 of these dedicated individuals and over 70 organizations annually donate more than 20,000 hours in support of the Farm and its programs.
The Farm must have a Volunteer Guild form on file before you can volunteer.
Print out the Volunteer Guild Form and bring it with you to the Farm on your first day of volunteering or click on the link below to sign up online:
|Volunteer Training Those wishing to volunteer in costume at the Farm, either during the Market Fairs or at the 18th century farm site, must complete a minimum of required training. To begin the training process, contact the Farm at 703-442-7557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.For those wishing to volunteer at Market Fairs, the requirement is as follows:
For those wishing to volunteer at the 18th century farm site, the requirement is as follows:
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