Work Weeks

a week of work, community and recreation

Join us for a week of work and relaxation, transitioning our remote community from one season to the next! 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.

2022 Work Weeks

We are excited to announce the dates for our 2022 Work Weeks. The application will be available beginning in February. Note: All arrivals will be on Monday with departures on Sunday with no exceptions. Space is limited, so please apply early. Apply to join us for one or both of our work weeks, listed below: 

Spring 2022 work weeks

The application period for Spring Work Weeks is now closed. 

Fall 2022 WORK WEEKS

Week 1: Monday, October 3, 2022 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 
Week 2: Monday, October 10, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022 

How to Apply for Work Week

1. For each work week applicant, complete, save and email the 1. Work Week Application, 2. Release Waiver & Code of Conduct, and 3. Staff Agreement to or mail to Staffing, HC0 Box 2 Chelan, WA 98816.
2. For each work week applicant, complete, save and email the Heath & Wellness Form to medic@holdenvillage.orgor mail to Medic, HC0 Box 2 Chelan, WA 98816.

Holden Village has carefully followed federal, state, and local guidance for maintaining health and wellness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. All guests, staff, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving and follow Holden Village’s mask policy. Please read more about our Community Health Protocols and Practices.

What is a Work Week?

20171009_storedock3_HannahLauber.JPGWork:  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. Events 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 age20171016_ChaletWindows2_HannahLauber.jpg

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. However, Internet access is available for staff and we request that the 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 Sacred Space Service. Though rooted in Lutheran practice, these services aim to be open and welcoming to people of all spiritual backgrounds.

Questions? Contact