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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!

For a pdf copy of our volunteer questionnaire, please click this link: Volunteer Questionnaire

Return the questionnaire to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Rd.
Lancaster, PA  17601

Questions?  Call 717-569-0401 ext. 209 or James McMahon, site director

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 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 - Herloom 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. 

For more information, contact James McMahon, site director

Online Volunteer Questionnaire

 Museum Guide
 Museum Store
 Heirloom Seed Project
 Office Work
 Farm Program
 Curatorial Assistant
 Special Events
 Other (explain below)
 Harvest Days
 Herb and Garden Faire
 Holiday Bonfire
 Wool Frolic
 Public Speaking
 Animal Care
 Other (explain below)

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