Join us for a week of work, relaxation and worship. Whether this is your first visit or your fiftieth, Holden invites you to lend your time and talents for community projects and summer preparations.
2018 Spring Work Week Dates
April 29 - May 5: Opening the Village
May 6 - 12: Projects
Note: All arrivals will be on Sunday with departures on Saturday with no exceptions.
Space is limited, so please apply early. The application will be posted by January 1, and we will begin reviewing applications for work weeks on February 1.
What is a Work Week?
Work: We offer work opportunities for a variety of levels and skill sets in many areas including landscaping, gardening, carpentry, painting, sewing, and general sprucing up. In addition, there will be several Village projects that have particular needs if you have specialized skills. Teaching Staff will be in the Village and programming will be part of our daily rhythm.
Community: Meet other volunteers through shared meals, daily worship, and entertaining activities.
Recreation: Spend your time off taking in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness, weaving and pottery in the Art Studios, playing games, or reading and conversing on the Ark.
Room & Board: Holden offers communal housing and three meals a day to work week volunteers.
Age: Work Week volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
Cost: There is not cost for this volunteer opportunity, however, donations are also greatly appreciated.
Transportation: Volunteers must plan their own transportation to and from the Village. To limit our exposure on the road and in Lucerne, there will be only one morning transport to Lucerne.
Technology: As a place apart, Holden encourages volunteers and staff to enjoy community life without handheld technology. Internet access is not available and we request that use of electronic devices (aside from cameras) be limited to your room.
Post-Fire Awareness: Please be aware that because of possible road closures due to weather, your flexibility with arrival and departure dates may be necessary.
Worship: Holden invites all volunteers to participate in the rhythms of the Village by attending nightly Vespers services. Though rooted in Lutheran practice, these services are welcoming to people of all spiritual backgrounds.
Questions about Work Weeks? Contact Staffing.