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 or winter preparations.
Note: All arrivals will be on Sunday with departures on Saturday with no exceptions.
Space is limited, so please apply early.
2021 Work Weeks
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with the Executive Committee, Holden Village Board of Directors, the Executive Directors, and medical professionals, the Village is currently closed to guests. We are monitoring the situation, and will post to this page should we plan a work week for Spring 2021.
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 no cost for this volunteer opportunity, however, donations are also greatly appreciated.
Transportation: Volunteers must plan their own transportation to and from the Village. Free parking is provided at Fields Point.
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.
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.