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Volunteer

How you can help

Kerith Retreats relies on volunteers in order to operate and provide the best experience to guests. If you would like to donate a few hours, a few days or an entire week of your time, your efforts will be a huge blessing for our guests.

For those who would have to travel a distance, we can provide accommodations while you volunteer your time with us.

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Host couple
    • Kerith Pines & Kerith Creek

      Do you have the gift of hospitality? Do you love to serve, care for, and pamper others? Do you enjoy working “behind the scenes” to support guests as they move from a place of exhaustion or despair to hope and joy?

      We are looking for volunteer couple who have hearts of hospitality and grace to help us meet the physical needs of our retreat guests during their stay. Our retreats are a maximum of 8 days long, running from Tuesday to Tuesday, with some preparation and cleaning required before, during, and after the retreat. A standard menu is planned, groceries are on-site, and some basic food preparation is already completed before the host couple arrives. Training is provided and a walk-through manual of recipes, pictures, set-up guidelines, and other helpful information is also available.

      We would love to talk to you more about our retreats and this unique opportunity to combine your skills, interests, and desire to serve. For more information, please email info@kerithretreats.ca

  • Host coordinators
    • Kerith Creek

      Do you have experience planning a menu and writing out detailed instructions? Do you have an eye for esthetics and sometimes find yourself creating a piece of art as you arrange food on the dinner plates before serving them? Do you enjoy working with people and coordinating a team of other volunteers? Have you ever memorized how a guest likes their coffee and surprised them the next time they came to visit?

      Kerith Creek is looking for a volunteer couple to lead our team of host couples in Alberta. This position also involves hosting up to 8 guests at our week-long retreats, some clean-up after the retreats, training new host couples in their role, and arranging for a couple to host when you are away. The Host Coordinators also take care of all grocery shopping and food orders in preparation for each retreat. A standard menu and step-by-step retreat manual are already in place, however updates may be needed from time to time.

      We would love to talk to you more about how our retreats minister to people throughout our community and the way that this team can provide you with an opportunity to combine your skills, interests, and desire to serve. For more information, please email info@kerithretreats.ca

  • Caretaker support team
    • Kerith Pines & Kerith Creek

      Do you prefer serving “behind the scenes” by completing light maintenance, landscaping, skilled trades, and special projects? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that offers flexibility? Do you enjoy being outside in the great outdoors? Are you a self-starter who completes tasks with minimal supervision and has an eye for detail?

      We are looking to build a support team of volunteers who will assist our Kerith Pines Caretakers for 2-3 days (8 hours/day) per month. Training is available as needed.

      We have projects related to:

      • trail maintenance
      • cutting grass
      • making beds
      • weeding flower beds
      • landscaping
      • deadfall clean-up
      • equipment and building maintenance
      • electrical, plumbing, and carpentry tasks

      We would love to talk to you more about how our retreats minister to people throughout our community and the way that this team can provide you with an opportunity to combine your skills, interests, and desire to serve. For more information, please email info@kerithretreats.ca

  • Housekeeping support team
    • Kerith Pines & Kerith Creek

      Do you love the sparkle of a freshly cleaned sink? Are you a janitor, hotel house-keeper, or an experienced home-maker with an eye for detail? Do you have your own transportation? Are you a self-starter who completes tasks with minimal supervision? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that offers flexibility?

      We are looking to build a support team of volunteers who will assist our Kerith Creek Housekeepers for at least one day (8 hours/day) per month. Training is available as needed.

      We have projects related to:

      • pre-retreat and post-retreat cleaning
      • vacuuming and dusting
      • making beds
      • doing laundry,
      • cleaning kitchens, kitchenettes, and bathrooms
      • organizing and maintaining cleaning supplies

      We would love to talk to you more about how our retreats minister to people throughout our community and the way that this team can provide you with an opportunity to combine your skills, interests, and desire to serve. For more information, please email info@kerithretreats.ca

  • Work day volunteers
    • Kerith Pines & Kerith Creek

      Do you love the “great outdoors”? Is enjoying a day in the kitchen, baking with friends, your idea of the perfect way to spend a Saturday? Are you a tradesperson who desires to share your skills in a way that ministers to others? Do you find house cleaning to be therapeutic?

      We are looking for small groups of volunteers who can help us complete day-long projects at our retreat centre near Calgary, Alberta.

      We have projects related to:

      • gardening, maintaining trails, and landscaping
      • equipment and building maintenance
      • housekeeping and spring cleaning
      • cooking and baking
      • electrical, plumbing, carpentry tasks

      We would love to talk to you more about how our retreats minister to people throughout our community and the way that our special projects can provide you with an opportunity to combine your skills, interests, and desire to serve. For more information, please email info@kerithretreats.ca

We also welcome the assistance of small groups and/or youth groups at Kerith Retreats. If you’re interested in volunteering and helping this ministry, please contact us.