Volunteers are an essential part of the Homestead! Do you have a talent or interest you can share? Do you have extra time to fill? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Do it here!

Building Maintenance & Restoration
Exhibit Development
Front Desk Attendants
Fund Raising Assistance
Office Aide
Program Development
Special Event Assistance
Technology Assistance
Tour Guides

Blacksmith Club
Under the direction of head blacksmith Lucio Bortolin, the Homestead’s Blacksmith Club is open to both experienced blacksmiths and adults who would like to learn the trade and become volunteers. Homestead blacksmiths give living-history demonstrations in the Phineas Vaughan Blacksmith Shop, produce forged items for Homestead use, and make household tools and décor, which is available to purchase in the Gift Shop.

Please call 815-756-7904, or email info@gliddenhomestead.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Application
Volunteer Log form HERE.
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homestead blacksmith barn