Each year, over 3,000 4th grade students from all around Oregon come to the Stauffer-Will Farm to learn what life was like for a family in the 1870's. Our volunteers dress in period clothing in order to transport the students back in time to the early-Oregon era. The Stauffer-Will Farm complex was part of the Old Aurora Colony which was the longest lasting and most successfully managed communal society of that time.If you are interested in dressing up as a pioneer, we will first train you and pair you with a peer as you learn the program. After training, you'll help students dip candles, learn about rudimentary woodworking, bake bread, create a quilt block and more!
Volunteer with us for our popular education program that re-creates the pioneer heritage of the famous Old Aurora Colony.
- Teaching / Instruction
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per week, for 12 weeks Mar-June
- Our hope is that each volunteer will give 1 day per week for the duration of the program.