Historic Wagner Farm


About Historic Wagner Farm

Our goal is to teach people how food gets from the farm to the table. We tend our crops, raise livestock, provide educational experiences and sell our wares at our Farmer’s Market. We have volunteer opportunities that encompass all aspects of the farm such as planting, weeding and harvesting the crops, giving tours of our historic farmhouse, providing educational demonstrations, giving tours of the barnyard and assisting at the Farmer’s Market.

Current Opportunities at Historic Wagner Farm

Volunteer Greeters at Wagner Farm

The Wagner Farm Museum, The Heritage Center re-opened on 8/11/20 after being closed for 5 months due to COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19, additional safety procedures have been put in place in the museum. There are no longer any hands on exhibits. Visitor may view historical items and read about farming in the 1920’s.

We are looking for volunteer greeters to monitor the museum to help guests adhere to the new safety procedures.

Guests are asked to sign in upon arrival and sign out at departure. They are also asked to wear a face mask when in the museum. Guests are asked not to touch any of the exhibits as well. The greeters are responsible for informing guests about the safety procedures and reminding guests to adhere to these procedures when needed.

We will have a staff person at the front desk to answer the phone, help customers in the gift shop, answer questions and also to help reinforce the safety procedures. Front desk staff regularly sanitize the museum space and the restrooms as well.

If you’re interested in helping out, shifts will be Tuesday through Sunday. There are 2 shifts: 10am-12:30pm and 12:30-3pm.

Please contact the Wagner Farm Volunteer Coordinator, Paula Hamvas, at wfvolunteers@glenviewparks.org.

  • Glenview
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16
Categories: Education, Environmental & Nature
Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Gardeners at Wagner Farm

Are you interested in farming and gardening? Want to learn to grow and harvest food? Wagner farm is looking for volunteers!

Volunteers lend a hand in our Market Garden Monday through Saturday from 9am-1pm now through October.

Volunteers tend our market garden by planting, weeding, cultivating and harvesting a wide variety of vegetables. Much of our produce is donated to the local food pantry.

If you love being outside, connecting with the land and have an appreciation for where our food comes from, this is the place for you!

Wagner Farm is complying with public health recommendations regarding COVID-19. Masks are required while volunteering when unable to be more than 6 feet from others. Cleaning and sanitizing protocols have been implemented. Our goal is to have volunteers give back to the community in a safe environment.

  • Glenview
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Children Under 16, Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings
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