THE HERITAGE FARMSTEAD MUSEUM, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours and programs for 35,000 visitors each year and operates primarily through the support of volunteers.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Farmstead Clean Up: Volunteer days are held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Volunteer days are open to youth, families, scouts, seniors and anyone who is interested in serving the community in a fun and rewarding atmosphere. General housekeeping is done on the grounds and outbuildings of the museum.  Call 972-881-0140 or email to sign up. ** It is helpful, but not required, for volunteers to wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, and to bring work gloves. It is mandatory for ALL volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes.

Click to view our Spring and Summer Volunteer Opportunities.

Email or call 972-881-0140 to sign up.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities:

Docent/ Public Tour Guides: Docents are: a tour guide, a helper, an educator, and a vital part of the Museum! Docents undergo training on local Plano history, turn-of-the-century Texas history, farm and family life. Docents give guided public tours of the Farrell-Wilson House and grounds that are held once a day Tuesday-Sunday. Guides must enjoy being around people, teaching history, and enjoy the outdoors. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to assist a vital growing organization!

School Programs Docents: These docents assist with the public programming for school tours August-May. Please visit our Education Page for more information about the activities of these programs. Guides must enjoy being around children, teaching history and enjoy the outdoors.

Hospitality Host/Hostess:  Provide assistance to museum visitors by greeting them in the visitors center and sharing information about the Heritage Farmstead Museum.  Host/Hostesses are needed Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-2pm.  

Garden: Located throughout the HFM grounds are a kitchen garden and several flower gardens. Help is always needed with maintaining these beautiful areas of the Farmstead.

Craft Group: The 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.

Interested in volunteering? HFM is always looking for individuals to share their love of history and its preservation with the general public. To apply, please complete a Volunteer Application.  Applicants may be required to pass a criminal background check.

For more information, please email
or call 972-881-0140.