The work of the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center (BMHC) is made possible through the generous support of volunteers and donors alike. Our incredible team of 300+ volunteers contributes over 1,000 hours each year to further the mission and work of BMHC. We invite you to participate with the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center through prayerful support, financial contributions, and gifts of time and energy as a volunteer.

Volunteers serve in many capacities for VBMHC:

  • serving as tour guides for visitors

  • appearing in period costume or serving as guide for field trips

  • staffing the Sing Me High Music Festival

  • completing outdoor work, landscaping, and building maintenance at the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center, Breneman-Turner Mill, or Hildebrand Mennonite Church

  • assisting with secretarial jobs, such as scheduling donor visits for the Executive Director

  • assisting with office tasks, such as stuffing envelopes, cleaning bathrooms, and helping with data entry

  • taking photographs of events and the campus and buildings at different times of year

  • serving on one of the various committees that advance the work of the heritage center

  • and much more.


We have an active and popular Field Trip program for students in grades 1 & 2.  Many, many volunteers are needed to make this program fun and educational for students, parents, and teachers.  To help with this program, contact our volunteer field trip coordinator at

For general maintenance, program, and other volunteer opportunities with BMHC, contact the executive director at

For more information, e-mail us at, call 540-438-1275, or submit a request on our contact page.