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Support/Volunteer

Group volunteer service project opportunities and Eagle Scout projects are often available at Wheeler Historic Farm. Court-ordered community service opportunities are not an option at the Farm.

Wheeler Farm Friends

Wheeler Farm Friends, Inc., are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that solicits and manages funds for the restoration, improvement, and continuation of Wheeler Historic Farm.

Volunteer

For available group volunteer service project opportunities and Eagle Scout projects at Wheeler Historic Farm, please get in touch with Hilary at HMcAvoy@slco.org or David at dwood@slco.org.

We do not offer court-ordered community service.

Hilary McAvoy

Volunteer FAQ

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Wheeler Farm! To better assess what Volunteer experiences we can provide, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below.

To learn more about volunteer or community service opportunities, send an email to outdoorprograms@slco.org.

Volunteering opportunities are available to groups only at this time.

No, we are not an approved facility that can provide Court-ordered community service.

Volunteer opportunities are available for children, grades K-12, and adults. To keep kids safe, their volunteering opportunities are limited.

The farm has a variety of farm projects, depending on the season. Examples of year-round projects include:

  • Painting benches/playhouse
  • Sweeping walkways and parking lots
  • Weeding/Tending garden beds
  • Picking up branches
  • Collecting rocks from horse arena
  • Litter pickup

Due to farm events, we do not offer volunteer opportunities in October.

We like animals, too, and we are protective of their safety and the safety of our volunteers. Therefore, volunteer opportunities with animals are not an option.

Animal-based projects are allowed. Those projects usually consist of cleaning and/or mucking stalls, pens, corrals, and pastures and are supervised by a farmer.

Volunteer opportunities are generally available 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Monday – Saturday.

We recommend no more than a 2-hour volunteer timeframe.