Have Fun, Eat Well and Spend Time at ARC!

The ARC Community needs your help to offer radical hospitality to guests this winter. Week or longer opportunities may also exist.

We need 1-3 volunteers for the following dates, please share with your friends: 

  • Nov Fri 3 - Sun 5 (2 volunteers needed)
  • Nov Fri 10 - Sun 12 (1 volunteer needed)
  • Dec Fri 1- Sun 3 (3 volunteers needed)
  • Dec Fri 8 - Tues 12 (3 volunteers needed, partial option available as well)
  • Dec Thurs 14 - Fri 15 (2 volunteers needed)
  • Dec Sat 30 - Mon Jan 1 (3 volunteers needed)
  • Jan Sat 5 - Sun 7 (3 volunteers needed)
  • Jan Fri 12 - Mon 15 (3 volunteers needed)

Volunteers help out with a variety of tasks including setting tables, basic food prep, dishes, gardening, preparing wood to keep guests warm in the winter and also have some down time to rest and enjoy the grounds.

Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help out with providing quality hospitality for our guests this Fall! Volunteering means free lodging, meals and access to the beautiful ARC grounds in exchange for your help throughout your stay including things like table setting, basic food prep (salads etc), dishes, and basic housekeeping, as well as outdoor work with the garden. Email volunteer@arcretreat.org to volunteer with us! We'd be delighted!

  • Sept 1 -4
  • Sept 8-10
  • Sept 15-17
  • Sept 18-19
  • Sept 22-24
  • Sept 26-28
  • Sept 29-Oct 1
  • Oct 6-8
  • Oct 13-15
  • Oct 20-24
  • Oct 27-29
  • Oct 31- Nov 3

Volunteers Needed for August and Fall

We need your help!

Volunteer with our intentional community of resident volunteers to offer hospitality to retreat guests at our beautiful center nestled on 87 acres of old growth white pine forest. ARC welcomes volunteers for several hours, a day, a weekend, or a week at a time depending on when groups of guests are present.

We need help on a variety of things like setting tables and washing dishes, food preparation, basic housekeeping and sharing delicious meals with ARC guests.

Enjoy downtime to explore our grounds, walk the labyrinth and watch the creek go by. Lodging and meals are free for volunteers.

Teens age 15 and up are welcome when accompanied by a parent or other adult family member.

Email volunteer@arcretreat.org for upcoming dates.

Many thanks! 

Summer Stewardship at ARC

The lodge was primarily constructed by the love and labor of volunteers 40 years ago in June and July of 1977 at ARC hosted work-study camps. Work-study camp consisted of 6 hours a day of construction and “two-hour studies each week day […] in various aspects of community living.”



Week 1: Labor of Love: July 2-6 : Work hard. Play hard. Rest Well.
We invite construction workers, lumberjacks, and jacks & jills of all trades to work on the physical structures needed to keep sacred space.  All volunteers for this week must be 18 years or older or 16 in attendance with a guardian.

Week 2: Chosen Families: July 9-13
We invite you and your family to rake trails, tend the garden, move books, and help us bring sounds of laughter and a spirit of joy into our home. Families can consist of any genders, spiritual practices, & children ages (7-17, under 10 up to 2 per adult). Unfortunately we cannot host furry family members, all adults must be accompanied by at least one child for whom they are responsible for supervising. 

Week 3: Inspired by Spirit: July 16-22 : Let the silence move you, let spirit be your guide to creation. We invite artists of all kinds: scrapbookers & book artists, landscapers & trailblazers, knitters & fabric workers, healers & bodyworkers, and so on to support the interior and exterior design of our space. Come design & rake trails, create intentional sacred spaces, build a bench for a new trail, knit bomb the new benches and much more.

Spend Time Helping at ARC

We need your help! Volunteer with our new community on a variety of things like setting tables and washing dishes, walking in the beautiful woods and sharing delicious meals with ARC guests.
Lodging and meals are free for volunteers. 

Please let us know when you can make it by emailing volunteer@arcretreat.org or calling 763-689-3540

  • Friday April 7 to Sunday April 9
  • Friday April 21 to Sunday April 23
  • Tuesday April 25 to Thursday April 27
  • Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Use Your Electrician Skills to Help ARC

ARC is in need of pro-bono or volunteer electrical support. With one-days worth of work we have an opportunity to decrease our monthly electrical bills by $30 per month. Please contact volunteer@arcretreat.org for more information.

Split Wood for ARC

ARC is always in need of volunteers to help us fell trees, chainsaw, split and stack wood. Please let us know if you'd like to be added to our list of wood volunteers. We run most of our heat from our wood burning furnace. 

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