#5: It's good for you. Volunteering at Frontier Homestead State Park provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on something other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like the optimism and joy you will feel when you are on the grounds of Frontier Homestead will strengthen your immune system.
#4: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable service so more money can be spent on Park improvements.
- The estimated value of a volunteer's time = $15.39 per hour.
- Volunteering at FHSP = Priceless
#3: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist with special events that bring the community together:
- Sheep to Shawl
- Archaeology Day
- Iron Mission Days
- Christmas at the Homestead
- School Groups
#2: You learn a lot.
You will learn traditional living skills and fun activities such as:
- Candle Dipping
- Spinning and Weaving
- Rope making
- Making adobe brick
- Cow roping
- Printing press
- Throwing the Atl Atl
- Panning for Gold
#1: You will make a difference.
According to Frontier Homestead State Park Manager Todd Prince, “With limited paid staff, our volunteers are integral to the success of the Park. Our volunteers make it possible to host major community events such as Iron Mission Days and Christmas at the Homestead. They also work closely with staff to provide outreach programs to area schools, and deliver living history experiences to our visitors. The modest benefits of volunteering at the Park are enhanced by the satisfaction one receives of making a difference in the quality of people's lives.”
To learn more, please call us at (435) 586-9290