Work Weeks


Work Weeks

Join us for a week of work and community, transitioning our remote community from one season to the next! Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned participant, Holden welcomes you to lend your time and talents for summer preparation.


 All arrivals will be on Monday, Saturday is a day of rest and programming for volunteers, and all departures on Sunday with no exceptions. Space is limited, so please apply early. Choose to join us for one week or both and become a vital part of village operations.




Work Area Placements: We are not able to name your placements in advance or guarantee is specific placement. Pack your grubby work clothes, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and any favorite tool if you have a specialty. Thank you for being flexible.


Housing: If you have accessibility needs for housing, please let us know when you register. We will do our best to accommodate accessibility housing requests. Work weekers should plan to room with other people


Parking:  Parking is available free of charge to all Work Week volunteers. The Fields Point Coordinator will have a list of names and will print you a parking pass at the concession stand when you arrive at Fields Point. You no longer need to specifically request a parking permit, and parking permits are not mailed out ahead of time.


Holden Bed and Breakfast: Work Week volunteers may stay at the Holden B&B before or after their stay, pending availability. To reserve a room, please email


Health: All volunteers must be vaccinated to come to Holden! 


Technology Use: Work Weekers will not have wifi access. There is a computer available for public use in the library with the Internet. However, we ask that all members of the community keep in mind Holden’s remote location and commitment to renewal and enjoy this unique opportunity to unplug and unwind.

Fall 2024 Work Week Dates

Week 1

October 14th-October 19th

Week 2

October 21st- October 26th

Apply for Work Week

Fill out the form below. If you have any questions please email

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Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.