Open your heart to the service of others
Individuals and groups are invited to share their time and talents at the monastery. Our work is possible because of the hundreds of volunteers who join us in caring for the earth and supporting our ministry of hospitality through guest services. Volunteer outdoors or indoors, depending on your preference.
Volunteers are at the heart of every mission, ministry, class, program, project and event that happens here. Thank you!
help with our mission of caring for the earth
Help us preserve the natural environment at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Whether you volunteer alone or with a group, we appreciate your interest and support. Depending on the season and the amount of time you have to offer, you might volunteer in the prairie and plant or collect seed, pick apples, split logs, prune bushes, or maintain nature trails. Contact Amy Alstad for more information about volunteering on the land.
Guest services volunteers—
help with our mission of hospitality
Do you have a few extra hours each week to help out at Holy Wisdom?
Volunteer in the kitchen and assist the monastery chef with prepping food, setting tables, washing dishes and processing garden and orchard produce. Pick the day and shift that fits your schedule.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 2:00–7:00 pm
- Occasional Sundays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Guest greeter and event helper
Volunteer as a guest greeter and event helper and assist with special events (weddings, memorials, parties, etc.) at the monastery.
Help as a housekeeper volunteer and assist the monastery housekeeper with washing, drying and folding sheets and towels from guest rooms.
- Mondays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Front desk volunteers
Help as a front desk volunteer greeting guests, answering the phone and helping with office projects.
- 10:00 am-2:00 pm (or when available)
Volunteer for four hours and we provide lunch Tuesday – Saturday!
For more information about volunteering in guest services, contact Toby Grabs.
Call with questions
- Environmental/outdoor volunteering:
- Guest services/indoor volunteering:
Email your questions
- Environmental/outdoor volunteering: email@example.com
- Guest services/indoor volunteering: firstname.lastname@example.org