Volunteers

Volunteer For Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill


The Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of volunteers.
If you want the opportunity to connect with your community, contribute to the preservation of the history and life which occurred here in Washington Valley, Morris County NJ at the end of the Victorian era.

Please join us.


Assist the Friends board directly as a committee person. Help with publicity - informing and encouraging the public about our wonderful historic sites and activities there. Help in the development of these activities – crafts, special events, educational programs. Bring your talents and specialty, be creative. Help the Friends to preserve our past for the future

Volunteer at Fosterfields

Open April thru October

  • lead school tours and summer camp groups
  • give scheduled tours at the 1854 Gothic Revival mansion, The Willows
  • interpret the historic farm, equipment, animals, and domestic life in the early 1900s
  • engage the public in hands-on activities at the farm
  • help farm staff plant, weed, water, and interpret the historic vegetable, floral, and herb gardens
  • assist with the Family Activity Center (craft program) on scheduled weekend afternoons in the spring and fall
  • help during special events
  • assist curatorial staff with their duties

Because of liability and safety issues, volunteers do not work with animals at Fosterfields.
Historic clothing may be worn, depending on the type of volunteer work.

Training is provided.

Contact Joan Schaible Volunteer Coordinator at:

Volunteer at Cooper Mill

Open April thru October


  • Assist miller with tours
  • Bag grain to be sold
  • Help miller set up and close the mill
  • Assist with school and camp groups
  • help with scheduled programs and special events

Historic clothing may be worn, depending on the type of volunteer work.
Training is provided.

Contact Joan Schaible Volunteer Coordinator at: