Short Term Volunteers


Holden Village

Job Description:

ART STUDIO ASSISTANT: Assists the Art Studio Coordinator in planning and teaching a variety of arts classes including print making, basket weaving, tie dyeing, and paper making as well as weaving via floor and Inkle looms. May also assist the Potter with ceramics classes. The ability to work with people is essential. Experience preferred.

VILLAGE ARTIST: Works independently on projects, visual, literary, or performing, for the Village and shares expertise with staff and guests as a visiting faculty member. More info here: Village Artists

HOLDEN STORE ASSISTANT: Restocks merchandise, sells bookstore items, and runs the cash register/computer. Must be hospitable and able to work with numbers/money and enjoy serving guests and staff. May involve part-time work in other areas.

HOUSEKEEPING ASSISTANT: Cleans lodges, guest rooms, and program facilities. The job requires some lifting and the ability to move roll-away beds between lodges. Good physical condition preferred.

LAUNDRY ASSISTANT: Helps the Laundry Head with washing, hanging and folding bedding. Requires lifting and the ability to hang sheets and carry laundry baskets. Members of the laundry team may help out the housekeepers as needed. Good physical condition recommended.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Assists Head Cooks with food preparation as well as food service and helps to keep the kitchen clean and sanitary. This position generally includes dining hall upkeep, coffee making, and hospitality. Good physical condition is required as volunteers spend long periods of time standing. The kitchen is perfect for those who prefer a social environment.

MAVERICK: Performs tasks that involve manual labor: lifting, carrying, loading and unloading, shoveling and, in general, doing whatever needs to be done around the Village. This physical labor includes regular luggage transport and a good amount of wood cutting and hauling. Work is usually outdoors and often dirty. Very good physical condition required.

PAINTER: Assists in painting buildings (interior and exterior), steps, furniture, etc. Experience using a sprayer is desirable but not required. Requires a good comfort level with ladders and height.

CARPENTER: Works on maintenance, repair, and general construction projects. Is responsible for supervising others using woodworking equipment, as well as general organization and cleaning of the shop. Good physical condition required.

FIRE SYSTEM TECHNICIAN: Primary job tasks relate to maintenance of Village fire detection, alarm, sprinkler systems, portable extinguishers and brigade equipment. Must be able to work independently with good problem solving and decision making skills. Basic knowledge of fire-fighting, plumbing, and electrical systems helpful.

PLUMBER: Works with the Head Plumber maintaining the village water system and repairing leaks in faucets and toilets.

REPAIR ASSOCIATE: Works with the Head Repair Associate. Replaces and/or maintains Village appliances, fixtures, and small machines. Requires general mechanical and electrical experience.





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