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Fosterfields & Historic Sites Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Morris County Park Commission

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 74 people are interested
Eva cracking corn at Fosterfields
Eva demonstrating our corn cracker, 2022

Do you love research, historical gardens, or farm events? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

This fall (2023), there are plenty of ways to help out at Fosterfields & Historic Sites! Whether you enjoy assisting with mansion tours, special events like Fall Farm Fun, or helping our 2023 Halloween exhibits, our museum staff would appreciate your help.

Our farm engages learners in various hands-on farm chores, such as butter churning and corn cracking, using antique machinery. Plus, introduce visitors to our cows, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, and turkeys!

Later, in the fall, you can become a school tour guide at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, and teach school groups all about the history of farming in 1880s-1920s Morristown.

For those who prefer working behind the scenes, gardening and Collections work is available year round.

Volunteers receive training from our staff, as well as time-period clothing.
We will work with your schedule. Weekly commitments are appreciated but not required.
Generally open to ages 15+. Groups are welcome.

Besides Fosterfields, we also manage Historic Speedwell in Morristown, birthplace of the telegraph; and the Cooper Gristmill in Chester, NJ. If you sign up, we'll keep in touch regarding those opportunities as well.

Thank you for your interest!

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About Morris County Park Commission


PO Box 1295, 300 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07962, US

Mission Statement

The Morris County Park Commission is a conservation agency which serves as steward of thousands of acres of open space and facilities offering recreational opportunities to a diverse public, including those with special needs. An emphasis is on developing cost-effective programs which augment those offered by other agencies in the public and private sectors. Under the direction of nine non-salaried appointed commissioners, a professional staff is developing programs to meet existing needs and to accommodate future growth while preserving the unique character of each park unit.


The Morris County Park Commission operates general purpose parks, historic sites, gardens and recreational facilities. Programs are offered to families, individuals, school groups, etc.


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Animals, Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Fosterfields73 Kahdena RoadMorristown, NJ 07960



  • Farming
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Acting


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Customizable schedule; join for 1 day, weekly, or as you like best. School tours last 1 or 2 hours, depending on the age of the group. Multiple weeks' commitment is preferred
  • Ability to lead groups on uneven terrain

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