Children Under 14
Volunteering can be a fun, memorable way to bond as a family and teach children the value of community involvement. Children are welcome to participate in public programs and craft demonstrations under their parent’s supervision (except for blacksmithing or cooking where fire safety is a concern). We have a number of families who help interpret historical activities during our events, and children can learn how fun teaching and learning history can be. They can also help their parents behind-the-scenes in the gardens, sewing program, and other specialty projects.
Youth ages 14-17
We recognize the talents and skills of our youth and want to give them the opportunity to have a lasting impact in their community. Youth are welcome to become Apprentice Interpreters and practice any of our trades or crafts, such as carpentry, chair caning, open-hearth cooking, wool spinning, and more. Apprentices can also assist with guiding visitors through the Manor House and outbuildings during Sunday afternoon programs, graduating to full-fledged Tour Guides when they turn 18. Through these volunteer opportunities, youth can have a lot of fun while improving public speaking skills and gaining confidence as they teach visitors about history.
There are also a number of behind-the-scenes opportunities. Our annual Summer Camps need Youth Counselors to supervise children and assist with colonial crafts and games. Youth can also help by assisting with the planting and maintenance of our historical gardens. If you enjoy sewing and fashion, youth can join our Sewing Society and make authentic historical clothing.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, please fill out the volunteer interest form. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 946-0400.