Would you like to spend time in a peaceful place while giving back to the community? Volunteer with Cranaleith Spiritual Center!
Cranaleith volunteers share their unique gifts and talents and help us further our mission by completing a variety of essential tasks. Do you have a special skill to share? Consider joining the Cranaleith volunteer team! Opportunities include:
Cranaleith is an ideal location to host meetings, workshops and retreats. We welcome many different groups including companies, nonprofits, religious groups of all faiths, community organizations and more. Greeters are essential in making these groups feel at home at Cranaleith. Duties include: offering kind words of welcome and orienting group leaders to the meeting space.
Cranaleith supports its mission through fundraising and friend-raising events like our annual harvest festival and gala. These large-scale events bring anywhere from 200-1000 people to Cranaleith’s ten-acre campus. We rely on our volunteers to help us ensure the days run smoothly. Duties include: assisting with setup and cleanup, directing traffic, staffing information tables, selling items from the gift shop and more.
Garden and Grounds Volunteer
Cranaleith’s beautiful campus is a “sanctuary of trees”—but maintaining a sanctuary requires a lot of upkeep! Ideal for volunteers with green thumbs, this position also comes with its own spiritual rewards of spending quiet time tending to the gardens of Cranaleith. Choose a task you like best or help with all of them! Duties include: planting, weeding, watering and stick pickup/removal.
Gift Shop Volunteer
The Cranaleith gift shop is stocked with a variety of gifts and accessories from local vendors and craftspeople. The gift shop is open to retreatants and guests on select dates, usually while groups have a lunch break. Duties include: assisting guests with check-out, restocking shelves and representing Cranaleith with mercy hospitality.
Spiritual Program Volunteer
At the core of Cranaleith’s mission is our dedication to the spiritual needs of disabled people and those experiencing homelessness, poverty and trauma. The Cranaleith Community Garden is open to our community partners who work with these communities, offering them an opportunity to participate in spiritually infused garden tasks, such as planting and weeding. The day often culminates in a shared meal, which the spiritual program volunteer will help prepare. We invite volunteers who possess patience, kindness and superb communication skills to assist us with these programs. This position is ideal for those who have experience as teachers, social workers or caregivers. Duties include: orienting guests to the day’s activities; assisting guests with gardening tasks, like weeding and planting, or other creative pursuits like art projects; assisting with lunch preparation; and communicating all group needs to the program director.
Other Volunteer Groups
Cranaleith also welcomes scouts, church groups, corporate groups, and others to contact us about days of service or temporary volunteer work. These groups may be exempt from completing basic training but are required to comply with all Cranaleith Spiritual Center policies. Groups must work with the volunteer coordinator and grounds/maintenance staff to agree upon a project. Scouts who are completing their Eagle Scout projects or Gold Award projects are encouraged to contact Cranaleith at least several months in advance of the project deadline. Cranaleith cannot always accommodate scout projects.