Volunteer Opportunities

Lend a Hand: Become a Volunteer!


Share your Wagner Farm story and help preserve our history
Historic Wagner Farm launched an oral history project to collect and record the stories of community members who have personal knowledge of Glenview’s agriculture roots and memories of the Wagner family. If you would like to preserve your story for future generations, or if you would like to volunteer for the oral history project, please email Christine Shiel or call 847-657-1506. Click here for more information.


Find your inner farmer at Historic Wagner Farm, one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County!  We’re open daily to the public for recreation and learning opportunities.  Our mission is to help people connect with their food, their farmers, and how food gets from the farm to their table.  Historic Wagner Farm has more than 100,000 visitors annually, including school children, families, special event attendees, community gardeners, farmers’ market shoppers and participants in a CSA that is run by the award winning Be@the Farm partnership with NSSED.  We raise crops as well as dairy cows, draft horses, chickens, pigs and lambs.  Help preserve our agricultural heritage by joining our dynamic volunteer program!

Opportunities

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  • Harvest Garden Club
  • Historic House Tour Guide
  • Barnyard Guide
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Special events
  • And much more!

Benefits

  • Learning local history, gardening and agriculture
  • Meet-ups and field trips just for volunteers
  • Museum gift shop discount
  • Making new friends with similar interests
  • Giving back to the community

To Apply, complete an application online at applitrack.com/glenviewparks/onlineapp or fill one out on your next visit to the farm. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Shiel, at 847-657-1506 or christine.shiel@glenviewparks.org.


Wagner Farm Volunteer Coordinator

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Christine Shiel
Volunteer Coordinator
847-657-1506