Support our mission!  Whether you want to volunteer regularly or just join us for a special event, there are many ways you can make a difference at Billings Farm & Museum. We offer volunteer opportunities to anyone aged 14 and older (please inquire for opportunities if younger). Training will be provided as needed. Below are the main areas of service:

  • Special Events: Join us on our most exciting days at the farm! Greet guests in our lobby, assist in our learning kitchen, make arts & crafts and more.
  • Education: Engage with our visitors any day of the week through fun activities like arts & crafts and pop-up programs. Share information and watch history come alive! Additional opportunities for leading our animal ambassadors and greeting guests at our 1890 Farm Manager’s House available with extra training.
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  • Volunteer Trish Heatherton of Lebanon NH helps Josie Flaster 9 of Plymouth VT make a wool bracelet2
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  • Farmstead Gardens: Help grow and maintain our new Billings Farmstead Gardens. Assist with weeding, harvesting, and sharing the wonders of the garden with our visitors. Food grown in the gardens is used in our Educational programming and donated to the Woodstock Food Shelf.
  • Farm & Animals: Get your hands dirty in the barns and help our farm staff take care of our herd of Jersey Cows, Southdown sheep, and more. Expect to clean stalls and brush cows!
  • Archives: Organize, rehouse, and catalogue archival material and help with special projects and research. Expand knowledge about our extensive archives.


All volunteers receive a complimentary scoop of ice cream or a beverage (hot or cold depending on the season) each shift. Additionally, hours accrued during each season go toward benefit milestones that come with perks:

  • Returning Volunteers: Volunteers returning from the previous season receive 2 complimentary admission passes (given at first return shift). 
  • 1st Milestone: 8 hours = 4oz of Billings Cheese or a Billings Farm sticker 
  • 2nd Milestone: 16 hours = 2 complimentary admission coupons or 8oz of Billings Cheese 
  • 3rd Milestone: 32 hours = 4 complimentary admission coupons & 8oz of Billings Cheese 
  • 4th Milestone: 48 hours = 1 One-Adult Billings Membership or 4 complimentary admission coupons plus a $20 gift card to our Gift Shop

Benefit hours are accumulated during the calendar year. Benefit hours do not roll over from year to year and will be set to zero on January 1st of each year. 

Benefits will be given as coupons, gift cards, or membership cards. There is no dollar value to these perks and no substitutions.


Please submit a volunteer application to be eligible for volunteer opportunities at Billings Farm & Museum. Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted to participate in a phone screening.

If you have already been accepted to our volunteer program, sign up for shifts here.

For further questions please contact or by phone at 802-457-2355.