Long-Term Volunteers


Holden Village

Job Description:

Carpenter, Head – OPEN NOW: Responsible for all carpentry projects in the village. Works closely with the Facilities Lead on maintenance and remodel projects. Responsible for overseeing the safety training and organization of the carpentry shop. Experience with a variety of woodworking equipment and construction techniques required. Supports a high level of safety practices.

Cook, Head – MULTIPLE POSITIONS OPEN NOW: During scheduled shifts, a Head Cook is responsible for the safe and sanitary preparation of meals, including coordination of tasks for kitchen volunteers. Of course, this position includes baking Holden bread and providing ideas for unique culinary creations. Cooks work under the supervision of the Food Service Lead and the management team.

Fire Brigade Chief – OPEN NOW: Responsible for the daily operations of Holden’s Fire Program with the help of Fire Marshal and Fire Systems Technician who improve and maintain fixed fire systems. Ensures community and Fire Brigade are response ready for structure fires through dynamic classes, evaluation, and coaching. Improves compliance with NFPA 600, Facilities Fire Brigade through planning and implementation. Assists Safety Administrator with staff training and creating safe work environment. Prior fire service experience required.

Fire System Technician – OPEN NOW: Responsible for the provision and maintenance of the Village fire detection, alarm, sprinkler, suppression systems, and hose houses. Makes monthly rounds through all buildings checking fire system status and alerting supervisor of hazards. Utilizes power point software to present fire safety and response curricula. Works under the training and mentorship of the Fire Brigade Chief. Will become a member of the fire brigade, and must have the ability to act calmly and rationally in emergency situations. Basic knowledge of fire-fighting, plumbing, and electrical systems is helpful.

Holden Store Coordinator – OPEN NOW: Responsible for maintaining the ministry of the Holden Store through careful and responsible ordering of books, greeting cards, clothing, gift items and sundries. Must have strong organizational skills, ability to lead and supervise staff, a theological and biblical perspective, and a vision of Holden Village that can be exhibited through store items.

Laundry Head – OPEN NOW: Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary laundry. Daily tasks include washing, drying, and folding, as well as occasional sewing of all village linens. Supervises a small staff and must be self-motivated, organized and efficient.

Maverick, Vice – OPEN NOW: Works with Head Maverick to support the transportation of luggage and freight, production of firewood, manual snow removal, moving supplies, and support labor for various village tasks as needed. Assists in supervising a crew to accomplish these tasks. Good people and organizational skills required. Be able or learn to operate chainsaws and large trucks. High awareness of and emphasis on safety.

Mechanic’s Apprentice – OPEN NOW: Works with the Head Mechanic in maintaining Holden’s fleet of vehicles. Mechanical knowledge is helpful, experience with air brakes and diesel is a plus.

Painter, Head – OPEN NOW: Responsible for high quality skilled painting of all village facilities. Includes both exterior and interior painting. Applicants should be self-starters with good organizational leadership skills, possess painting knowledge and skill with tools and methods, have neat and careful work habits, and have the ability to direct and oversee volunteer painters.

Registrar – OPEN NOW: Responsible for all correspondence with persons seeking to stay at Holden Village. Arranges all reservations for guests, assigns housing for both guests and staff (with the Housing Committee), and coordinates arrivals and departures of all persons (approximately 6,000 per year). Keeps detailed files of guest registrations, money paid, dates requested and number in each party. Welcomes all arriving guests and staff. A helpful and friendly attitude of hospitality and the ability to keep cool under pressure are required for this position.

Waterworks Apprentice – OPEN NOW: Responsible for assisting the Waterworks Lead with the maintenance, repair, and operation of our public water system, waste water system, and major heating systems. Works closely with the Operations Manager and Electrical Lead. Some previous utility experience useful, but not required. Helpful experience may include a background in government regulation, computers, engineering, math, and science.

Writer/Editor – OPEN NOW: Works with the communications team and the Executive Directors to provide written communication to Holden’s constituency via the Village Voice and the BeHolden newsletter, coordinate printing and mailing of solicitation appeals, manage website content, and assist with public relations and advertising efforts. Must be able to work both independently and in collaboration to meet deadlines. Must have good computer, writing, and editing skills and an ability to learn how to manage the website. Must also be able to creatively communicate Holden’s mission and needs to the wider Holden community.





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