Heritage Farmstead Museum seeking volunteers

Heritage Farmstead Museum is seeking adults and teens for volunteer positions. This is a fun way to interact with the community and learn more about Plano’s history. It’s also a great way for teens and young adults to accumulate service hours.

Anyone interested in volunteering this year should attend the Volunteer Info Session at the museum on Wednesday, January 27, at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please email or call 972.881.0140.

Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M’Lou Hyttinen says, “We have a variety of opportunities available to fit any schedule. Whether you are a mom of preschool-aged children looking to fill a few hours of the day, a working professional or happily retired, we would love to add you to our volunteer team!”

Volunteer Opportunities include:

• Docent/Public Tour Guides: work as a tour guide and educator; undergo training on local Plano history, turn-of-the-century Texas history, farm and family life; give guided public tours of the Farrell-Wilson House and grounds; must enjoy being around people, teaching history, and enjoy the outdoors.

• School Program Docents: assist with the public programming for school tours August through May;  must enjoy being around children, teaching history and enjoy the outdoors.

• Garden Maintenance: help maintain a kitchen garden and several flower gardens throughout the property.

• Craft Group: the Heritage Farmstead Craft Group meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Young House to make handmade items that are sold in the museum’s store. The Craft Group also provides social opportunities and programs four or five times a year. No training necessary. Adults only.

• Teen Opportunities: scout projects, service hours for school, a special program called “Junior Historian” and plenty other volunteer opportunities.

Want to know more about Heritage Farmstead Museum? Check out the full profile here.

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