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

Vet For A Day at Wagner Farm

Vet for a day is a special event where visitors can learn about animal care, see the animals, and participate in activities including wagon rides around the farm. Volunteers help with admissions and activities.

  • : Glenview
Type: One Day Service Event
Good For: Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Animals, Education, Environmental & Nature
Days: Saturday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Dairy Breakfast at Wagner Farm

The Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show is held annually at Wagner Farm. The event includes breakfast, activities, wagon rides and the stock show. Volunteers help with admission, food service and activities.

  • : Glenview
Type: One Day Service Event
Good For: Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Animals, Education, Environmental & Nature, Seniors, Youth
Days: Saturday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Gardeners

Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview needs your gardening skills or your interested in learning to garden. We grow produce in our Market Garden, Community Garden and Kitchen Garden to sell at our Farmer’s Market and to donate to local food pantries. Our volunteers plant, weed, harvest, clean and package produce throughout the season.

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

Farmer’s Market Volunteers

The Glenview Farmer’s Market operates on Saturday mornings from June-October at Historic Wagner Farm. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the market, greet guests and answer questions at the Information Table and Green Table (environmental education topics and resources), and sell and stock produce at our Market Garden Farm Truck.

    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: Groups, People Over 16, Seniors
    Categories: Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
    Days: Saturday
    Times: Mornings

    Information Guides at Wagner Farm

    Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. Volunteer Information Guides greet guest, answer questions about the farm, the historic farmhouse and the animals, lead tours in the historic farmhouse, and give demonstrations of crafts and equipment used during 1920’s dairy farm life. If you’d like to learn about life on a 1920’s dairy farm and share that information with our guests, this volunteer position is for you.

    • : Glenview
    Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
    Categories: Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness
    Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    Times: Afternoons, Mornings

    General Volunteers

    Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types:  projects and regular positions.  Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes!  Once you are a volunteer, you will see them pop up in The Wagner Farm Tales weekly newsletter and occasionally get invitations to participate, emailed directly to you, based on your skill set and interests.  Volunteer regular positions run April through October.  There are a variety of opportunities available, including greeter, livestock interpreter, garden interpreter, historic house docent, farm chores assistant, special events, the farmers’ market and more!  Time commitment varies from just once, to once a week, depending on the position and the volunteer’s availability.

    • : Glenview
    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Categories: Animals, Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
    Times: Evenings

    Special Opportunity/Event: Historic Wagner Farm Bonfire and Barndance

    Date:
    September 12

    Our Bonfire and Barn Dance event is fun for all. Music, dancing, bonfires, s’mores and general fun around the farm. Volunteers help with set up and clean up, admissions, handing…


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