MHV could not survive without volunteers. Here are a number of areas in which we could currently use volunteer help:

Our last festival of the summer, “Fall on the Farm,” is coming up on Labour Day and will again require over a hundred volunteers. The deck of the windmill and the fence along the walk up to the windmill need fresh paint, as does the trim on the Village Centre. We have trucks, tractors and other equipment that need to be restored and would make great projects for retired mechanics. We would like to see one of our platform plows fixed so that the Steam Club could hitch their steamer to it for a great (and somewhat unique) plowing demonstration. We need a videographer to make some short videos of MHV and its activities for posting on blog sites, Facebook and Youtube. The Peters Barn still needs a lot of work; it would be great to have a crew of carpenters offering a Saturday or two to make progress on that restoration project. Our outdoor oven needs some concrete repair. Is there someone with that skill who would be willing to volunteer some time for that repair?

If you want to volunteer in any of the above areas, please call 326-9661 and let us know. We’ll be sure that you make contact with the right person.

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.