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Volunteer Grounds Maintenance Position at ARC Retreat Community

Position: Volunteer Grounds Maintenance Worker

Location: ARC Retreat Community, nestled on 90 acres of pristine woodlands in the Grandy Pines.

About Us: ARC Retreat Community is a serene and picturesque retreat center dedicated to providing a peaceful environment for our guests. We believe in the healing power of nature and strive to maintain our beautiful grounds to the highest standards.

Role Description: As a Volunteer Grounds Maintenance Worker, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring the safety, beauty, and functionality of our outdoor spaces. If you relish the great outdoors, enjoy physical work, and find joy in working with wood, this position is perfect for you.


  • Trail Maintenance: Regular trail walking to ensure safe and well-maintained paths for our guests.
  • Grounds Clearance: Clearing debris, fallen branches, and maintaining a tidy appearance across the property.
  • Development: Assisting in the development of new outdoor spaces, such as gardens, trails and pathways.
  • Expansion: Contributing to the expansion and enhancement of our retreat center.


  • Passion for the outdoors and a love for working in nature and with wood.
  • Ability to use tools such as weedwipers, lawnmowers, chainsaws, hand saws, and other equipment. Not necessary, but helpful.
  • Physical fitness and stamina for outdoor tasks.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to collaborate with our team.


  • Wonderful nourishing meals provided.
  • Overnight stays available at no cost for volunteers who would like to stay for more than from 2 days up to a week, depending on room availability.
  • Be part of a community that values nature, personal & spiritual growth, and well-being.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the beauty and functionality of our retreat center.
  • Opportunities for skill development and learning.

If you’re ready to make a difference while surrounded by the tranquility of nature, we’d be thrilled to have you join our team! Please contact Jennifer Joy at volunteers@arcretreat.org to express your interest or learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity.

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About ARC Retreat Center


1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080, US

Mission Statement

A non-profit retreat center and intentional community holding sacred space, inviting people to experience the spiritual nature of life through action, reflection, and celebration.


ARC offers a quiet and reflective atmosphere for individuals and groups to slow down the pace of life, restore balance, and deepen relationships with self, others and the Divine/God/Spirit/Universal Energy. Our intentional community of volunteers is here to welcome you home, to nourish your mind, body and soul with quiet contemplation, homemade vegetarian meals and valued conversations. Our facilities include a log lodge (sleeps 15-18 guests), hermitage (space for 1), and cottage (sleeps 2-6).


Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


1680 373rd AVE NEStanchfield, MN 55080



  • Facilities Management
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Woodworking


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • M-Sun Any hours between 9-6

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