Volunteer at the Farmstead

Volunteer at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Volunteering at The Farmstead offers a great opportunity to learn about Kansas historical farm life, meet new people, and inspire visitors to learn about farm animals. We offer a range of positions to match your interests and availability. Whether you have several hours a week or just a few hours a month, your special talents can make an enormous difference in our community.

DRCF Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Birthday Party Attendant
  • Main Entrance Greeter
  • Dairy Barn Helper
  • Mining Attendant
  • Goat Petting Pen Attendant
  • Wagon Ride Attendant
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Gardening Helper
  • Assistance with Special Events
  • Education Interpretive Attendant
    • Helen’s Country Schoolhouse
    • Ben’s Bank
    • Kanza Indian Encampment
    • Vic’s General Store
    • Ray’s Barbershop
    • John’s Blacksmith Shop

Volunteer Eligibility

  • All volunteers must be 14 years or older.
  • As a condition to service at The Farmstead, the City requires a criminal background and records check.
  • Volunteer opportunities are not automatic. If you are selected as a volunteer, the Volunteer Program Supervisor will contact you as positions become available.

Volunteer shifts

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 1- 5 p.m.

Note: After-school shifts are available upon request.

How to volunteer


Please fill out our interest application below to get started!

Volunteer Interest application


Organized groups (e.g., corporations, church groups, etc.) should contact the Volunteer Program Supervisor at (913) 890-1678.

Eagle Scout Projects

If you’re interested in working on an Eagle Scout project we will consider them during February and August each year.


Contact the Volunteer Program Supervisor.

Visit Us

13800 Switzer Rd.,
Overland Park, KS 66221
2021 Season: May 4 - October 31

Admission: $3.00 per person
Free after 2 pm Mon-Thurs, except holidays

Always free for members of Friends of the Farmstead

Open 7 days a week
Closes at Noon on July 4th

Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm