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Volunteer at Eidem Homestead

Volunteer general information

Do you love history, dressing up, telling stories or working with your hands? Eidem Homestead volunteers fulfill a number of different roles that contribute to create a unique and memorable experience for our visitors.  No experience is necessary, but an interest in history is a plus!  Individuals over 9 years-old, couples and families are all warmly welcome.

Your commitment as a volunteer can be as small or as large as you like. Training and related historic materials provided.  We work to find the best fit for everyone.  We’re always happy to have the help of our volunteers whenever possible.

Applying to volunteer

To become a volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application located in our documents.

Current opportunities

Costume making

Help make various period costumes that would be used by interpreters during program activities.

  • Located: opportunity will be through the farm but will not necessarily be done at the farm
  • Age: must be over 15 years old
  • Potentially work with children, but not on regular basis
  • Days/hours: TBD by agreement with volunteer and site coordinator/staff
  • Restrictions: no specific restrictions, but experience sewing from a pattern and knowledge/familiarity with various methods/styles of sewing beneficial

General maintenance and clean-up

Assist in maintenance and cleaning up of grounds and/buildings on site

  • Located: at the farm
  • Age: must be over 9 years old; good family activity
  • If children are present, they would be other volunteers
  • Days/hours: TBD
  • Restrictions: No set restrictions, but health issues could potentially be an issue

Event support

Assist in set-up, running, and clean-up of programs and events

  • Located: at the farm (on occasion at Community Activity Center)
  • Age: must be over 12 years old; good family activity
  • Children would be present
  • Days/hours: TBD
  • Restrictions: No set restrictions, but health issues could potentially be an issue; if working with food, knowledge of safe food handling preferred

Marketing

  • Deliver and/or drop off and stuff farm marketing material
  • Located: opportunity will be through the farm but will not necessarily be done at the farm
  • Age: generally must be over 10 years old; good family activity
  • Children potentially present
  • Days/hours: TBD
  • Restrictions: If under the age of 15, must be accompanied by an adult

Internships

The Eidem Homestead internship program offers a limited number of internships to undergraduate and graduate students up to two (2) years after graduation.

Students interested in gaining professional experience in a public living history environment have a unique opportunity to work in and participate in a variety of aspects that encompass a living history site.  Students will be able to learn more about the structure and running of a living history site and engage first hand with artifacts and documents and their relationship with the public.

Applying for an internship

To apply for an internship position, please fill out the internship application in our documents.

To learn more about various aspects of the internship program, please see the internship posting

Contact us

Eidem Homestead

4345 101st Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to Eidem Homestead

Hours

Seasonal hours vary

Phone and email

763-493-4604
Contact Eidem Homestead Staff

 

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