Volunteering

Upcoming Work Weekend:  November 4th-6th, 2016.  Please call Elizabeth at the Temenos Office, (413) 367-9779, to make reservations.

Volunteers get to know the buildings and grounds intimately, and cultivate a very special relationship with Temenos through their service.  Land Steward, Bradford Archer, and Resident Director, Elizabeth Witham, work together to keep the buildings and grounds in good working condition.  Please consider becoming a Temenos volunteer?  We can always use a helping hand!

IMG_1810The Hershey family helped with spring cleanup in the Medicine Wheel Garden in April 2015.  Rakes are provided if you’d like to help out this year!

Seasonal Volunteering

Early in April, through late November Elizabeth is available to assign and assist with a variety of tasks including: raking and clearing paths and trails; tending the gardens, pruning around the Cabins, Lodge and Pond; washing Cabin and Lodge windows; sweeping off decks; light carpentry and painting; raking leaves and debris from under Cabins; splitting and stacking firewood; pruning along the Mountain Lane; and so on.  Pick any weekday that works in your schedule and give Elizabeth a call.

IMG_1266End of Season Work Weekend

Temenos offers the Cabins free of charge in exchange for work at the end of the Lodge season, usually the last weekend in October, or first weekend in November.  You don’t need to attend the entire weekend to participate.  Local volunteers come for the day on Saturday, or for Saturday afternoon.  The fall Work Weekend is primarily focused on closing the Lodge for the winter.  Depending on the number of volunteers who sign up other projects may also take place.

Volunteer Retreats

Supporting Temenos while on retreat can be sweet!  For any portion of your retreat time simply speak with Elizabeth and request a volunteer assignment.  As an example one retreatant washed the windows in the Cabin she was staying in.  Please note that this is not expected of you.  Emphasis is on the word “volunteer.”  When a complete retreat is what your heart desires, please listen!

Become a Temenos Council Member!  Call Doug: (413) 320-1002

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