Volunteer Program at Green Gulch
We are grateful you have navigated your way here to find out more about our volunteer program. Welcome!
2017 Volunteer Orientation Days
Begins over lunch at the deck near the sauna at 12:30 pm
Sunday, November 19
One of our Zen mottos is “Working Hard, Accomplishing Nothing.” This may seem odd but it may also be a relief to consider―especially since for most of our lives, we are actually encouraged to work very hard and to accomplish as much as we can.
At Green Gulch, we have a radically different take on work―and life, for that matter. When we cease from looking at work as “trying to get something,” even for a moment, it opens pathways for other experiences to emerge.
Outlined below are some of the opportunities being offered at GGF for you to “work hard and accomplish nothing” while growing with the volunteer community, learning and sharing skills, and enjoying the bounty of the Green Gulch farm, kitchen, and boundless other areas. We are deeply grateful and look forward to meeting you.
We offer a volunteer orientation one Sunday a month. The orientation lasts about 1½ hours, and begins over lunch at 12:30 pm on the deck near the sauna (specifics will be included in the reply to the volunteer query and form).
Our volunteers have found these orientations very useful with regards to familiarizing themselves with Green Gulch Farm and also welcoming with regards to meeting other volunteers and having a chance to talk and learn about the different areas of work we offer here. Please send us an email or fill out the Volunteer Form if you wish to be included in the next orientation. All volunteers will need to attend an orientation before starting work here. After we have received your volunteer form, you will be added to our volunteer list and closer to the date of the orientation you will receive a reminder by email. We hope you can join us.
We have a dedicated group of volunteers who have been with us for years and have found the work and support enriching to their lives. We, in turn, have been enriched by their offering. Should you wish to find out more about us or if you are ready to volunteer, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): [PDF] [Word]
General volunteer info: Please fill in the Volunteer Form if you would like to volunteer at Green Gulch. If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Karena Franses, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.