Volunteer Blocks for 2020

Welcoming all those who are interested in coming to learn and help out at the Mount of Oaks in 2020. Below are the dates when we are open for people to come and participate. Also in this post are the types of activites to expect will be going on, and therefore what you will be getting involved in!!

If you would like to read more about what it means to come help out and experience the Mount of Oaks – read a detailed description here And follow this link for the application form.

SPRING BLOCKS

2nd March – 3rd April

  • Preparing the land for the Opening of the Season (Land management, cleaning and beautifying)
  • Helping to Host the 5 day residential YÖRÜK Retreat
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • General Land management
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

NOTE: Apart from daily tasks, all the rest is an invitation to participate and learn, and not an obligation.

Daily tasks are part of the daily life and well being of our community, so these are expected of all participants in every Block : Cleaning of common spaces, Cooking, Washing dishes, watering plants, caring for animals, etc.

13th April – 11th May

  • Helping to host our “MoO Open Day
  • Helping to host a four day “Grief Ritual”
  • Help to host our “Silent Day”
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • General land management
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

Daily tasks are part of the daily life and well being of our community, so these are expected of all participants in every Block : Cleaning of common spaces, Cooking, Washing dishes, watering plants, caring for animals, etc.

18th May – 15th June

  • Helping to host our “Silent Retreat”
  • Helping host our “Parents and kids Natural building weekend”
  • Natural Building
  • General land management
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

NOTE: Apart from daily tasks, all the rest is an invitation to participate and learn, and not an obligation.

Daily tasks are part of the daily life and well being of our community, so these are expected of all participants in every Block : Cleaning of common spaces, Cooking, Washing dishes, watering plants, caring for animals, etc.

SUMMER BLOCKS

22nd June – 20th July (Women only)

  • Help to host our 8 day residential “Women Natural Building Course”
  • Help us host a “women sweat lodge”
  • Help us host the 5 day residential YÖRÜK retreat
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

27th July – 24th August

  • Help us host  the 8 day residential “ Natural Building Course”
  • Help us host our “Silent Retreat”
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

NOTE: Apart from daily tasks, all the rest is an invitation to participate and learn, and not an obligation.

Daily tasks are part of the daily life and well being of our community, so these are expected of all participants in every Block : Cleaning of common spaces, Cooking, Washing dishes, watering plants, caring for animals, etc.

31st August – 28th September

  • Help host the 5 day residential YÖRÜK Retreat
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • General land management
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people

NOTE: Apart from daily tasks, all the rest is an invitation to participate and learn, and not an obligation.

Daily tasks are part of the daily life and well being of our community, so these are expected of all participants in every Block : Cleaning of common spaces, Cooking, Washing dishes, watering plants, caring for animals, etc.

AUTUMN BLOCK

5th October – 15th November

  • Help host a week retreat from “Refo” community 
  • Natural Building
  • Gardening
  • General land management
  • Helping to Host our guests
  • Transforming and preserving our produce (fermenting, drying herbs, etc)
  • Helping to sell our produce in our local organic market (twice monthly), and connect with the new and old local community of like minded people
  • OLIVE HARVEST
  • Prepare fire wood
  • Woodland management
  • Prepare for winter
2020