Mepkin Abbey relies on countless volunteers to maintain and manage the grounds and gardens at the Abbey. The Garden Volunteers are a fellowship, working on any day(s) between Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30. When finish work at 11:30 a.m , they have a snack or lunch together (which each person brings) under the Live Oak at the Breakroom. Mepkin supplies all garden equipment needed. The garden program’s goal is to continue the “sense of place” of Mepkin, a place of serenity, peace and healing for Retreatants, Visitors and Volunteers themselves. The Volunteer will receive a Garden Volunteer T-Shirt, a folder with the monastery’s Mission, Vision and various protocols, as well as maps to familiarize yourself with the grounds and gardens. You will be greeted by a volunteer and taken on a tour of the Abbey grounds and gardens and work with another volunteer for the first several times you come. The volunteers receive an email the day before they work, letting them know where and with whom they will be working. Volunteers also receive a monthly Newsletter, as well as being invited to special events of the Garden Program and the Annual Picnic given by the Brothers at the Monastery.
To Volunteer for the gardens, please send an email to MepkinAbbeyGardenVolunteers@gmail.com