Volunteers are unpaid not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless (Erma Bombeck).

Volunteers are essential to the every-day workings of the Farmstead and each and every one is greatly appreciated.  Whether you have an hour to spend or would like to devote more time, we would love to have you involved.

The Friends are always looking for people who are passionate about the arts or history to join the board of trustees or serve on a committee.

We are in special need for volunteers with the following skills:

Treasurer:  Board position, prepare budgets, help with grants, work with accountant for tax reports, work with the bookkeeper to manage payments and receipts.

Construction Committee Members – meet approximately once a month with the historic architect and the contractors to review and monitor historic grant projects, determine construction and maintenance needs of the Farmstead and monitor construction and maintenance projects.

Membership Committee Chair – Maintain a data base of members, manage communications with members

Volunteer Committee Chair – Maintain a list of volunteers, respond to volunteers and manage schedules for volunteers

Historic Preservation Specialist – Organize and maintain historical records of the Farmstead,  help to create an historical display space and history brochure.

Performing Arts Coordinator – Identify musicians and other performing artists to perform in the Farm House Concert Series and in the English Barn, arrange performances, work with the public relations team to promote the events.

Public Relations Committee – Create press releases and work with media to promote Farmstead events.

Grant Committee  – If you are an experienced grant writer or someone with an interest in learning this important skill, we’d love to have you volunteer to help develop grant requests, research grant opportunities, meet with potential funders, write and administer grants.

Fund Raising Committee – Have fun coming up with events that will bring people to the Farmstead.  Organize, prepare and help promote the events.

If you are interested, please  fill in the form below or send a note to  farmsteadartscenter@gmail.com to the attention of Leslie Stevens, the Chair of the Nominating Commitee and someone will contact you shortly.