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Holden operates through the efforts of more than a thousand volunteers annually. Holden also has a limited number of skilled employees who provide leadership and supervision, as well as consistency in carrying out our mission and core values. 

All staff have access to Holden's internationally acclaimed educational programs and live in one of the most stunning wilderness areas in the world. 

All Holden volunteers receive room and board and may be eligible for a modest stipend based on the skills and responsibility required by the position. Holden employees receive salaries and a benefit package. Opportunities and positions vary according to time of year. Please browse through these links to find the right niche for you. 

KEY HIRING NEEDS: We currently need to fill a number of essential positions in the Village. These range from three-week to year-long commitments.

SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS: If you would like to volunteer for three weeks up to a year.

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS: If you would like to volunteer for a year.

EMPLOYEES: If you are interested in a management/employment position (generally a two or three year commitment). 

WORK GROUPS: If up to 12 individuals from your congregation, college, campus ministry, neighborhood or extended family would like to participate in a special work project at Holden.

ARTIST RESIDENCY: The Artist Residency in Ecology, Spirituality and Social Justice will award professional artists the opportunity to work and live for six weeks during February, March and April in the remote mountain community of Holden Village. Living space in one of our historic buildings, appropriate work space, and meals will be provided.  As a resident, you will become part of our dynamic winter community, participating in the common work of the Village, sharing your vision and creativity, and interacting with staff and guests. Selected artists can work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, film, writing, poetry, dance and music.  NOTE: Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2016. The 2017 residency will be held February 24 – April 7. 

HOLDEN SCHOOL: Positions at the Holden School are filled by the Lake Chelan School District.

If you have any questions about volunteering at Holden Village, please contact staffing.