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:

  • Greet visitors entering the Farmstead,
  • Sell tickets for wagon rides while watching the petting pen,
  • Help kids fish at Grandpa Bob’s Fishing Pond,
  • Help children feed bottles to the baby goats,
  • Sell mining rough,
  • Garden,
  • Help with special events,
  • Assist with birthday parties, and
  • Share historical information.

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


Visit the City of Overland Park website for more information.



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
2023 Season - April 1 - October 31, 2023
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 during the season
Closes at Noon on July 4th