Our 50th fall season is off to a great start… and we need volunteers to make it the best in years! Between our Living History Days, School Field Trips, Site Tours, Farm-to-Table Meals, Events and more, The Norlands has something for everyone.

Adult volunteers can work in the barn, bake in the Farmer’s Cottage, sew in the main kitchen, give tours in the mansion, work in the gift shop, teach in the schoolhouse, present the Washburn family’s story in the Library and learn to interpret an actual Livermore resident in the 1870s.

Youth Volunteers are needed to spend time with Wally and Silver as our goatherd and lead games on the lawn as well as assist in all of the adult areas. Youth volunteers 14 and older do not need to be accompanied by a parent. And yes, we are a great place to get service hours!

Giving historical site tours during the week is a particularly fun volunteer experience because you lead small group of history lovers in a very engaging give and take about the 19th century. Inevitably, people leave fascinated with the Washburn story and impressed by the intimate “welcome to our home” experience of spending time at the Norlands.

At our popular farm-to-table meals, Emelia can always use an extra hand! This is another great opportunity for high school service hours!

And as to the burning question on your mind… if you’ve got the time to step back into 1870, we’ve got the clothes to take you there!

So contact us… and don’t worry, we will teach you everything you need to know to bring 1870s Livermore to life!