Volunteering at the Homestead allows everyone with a little time to apply their talents and meet their neighbors. We have a Work Day once a month where volunteers have done gardening, clearing the hiking trails, boarding up windows, and even putting a new roof on the farmhouse. We also need fun-loving volunteers to help us hold successful fundraising events. There’s plenty of work for all skill sets.
Since its simple beginning in the summer of 2013 as a small group of people looking to preserve the homestead, the Friends of Wallisch Homestead (FOWH) has grown into a successful organization that has made significant progress with its goals. You can join this team by becoming a member, and further promote FOWH’s progress.
The FOWH host many events at the homestead, including star gazing, gardening and bird-watching presentations, as well as art, music and theatrical events. There are also many volunteer opportunities to spruce up the property, which is located at 65 Lincoln Ave..
The Friends are also partnering with Sustainable West Milford and hosting a second community garden on the property.
Becoming a member provides many opportunities including:
Discounted or free events and services available through the Friends’ website and via email blasts
Active involvement in the organization’s leadership; members are able to vote for all board of trustee positions upon term expiration
Eligible for board membership.
Members’ financial contributions will help the organization grow as they continue to preserve the past and help to improve and expand the educational presentations to the community such as their gardening, birding and astronomy presentations throughout the season.
Private individuals memberships help to grow the organization, which in turn preserves the township’s past and helps improve and expand various educational programs to the community.
Adult – 18 to 55 years – $15
Family – two adults, unlimited minor children – $25
Student/Senior – College ID required or ages 55 and over – $10
Business sponsorship rates are:
Business sponsors get one membership per business, a certificate suitable for display and will be listed on the group’s sponsors page.
Platinum, gold and silver Sponsors may distribute business information at Friends’ events. Platinum sponsors are also eligible to craft a public event of interest on site which will be the subject of press features prior to and after the event. The platinum sponsors’ logos will be featured on the FOWH’s website home page and get one free pass to all events.
Donations of goods and services are eligible for business memberships and are encouraged.
Residents may also just be a ‘Friend’ at no cost and receive information via e-mail.
New members and ideas are always welcome to promote FOWH. Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Community Center, 1810 Macopin Road.
“We have made significant progress and need your help to preserve our rich heritage,” said Friends of Wallisch officer Dave Ofshinsky. “Please consider joining today!”
Join and pay online Member Signup
Mail a check with your membership selection, name, email address, phone number and mailing address to:
Friends of Wallisch Homestead
65 Lincoln Ave West Milford, NJ 07480