Volunteers are a vital part of Spirit in the Desert’s mission of providing hospitality and resources for guests to experience renewal, reconciliation, healing, and transformation.

The Board of Directors, the Center’s leadership, and employees welcome volunteers to be integral members of the organization and its services. Volunteers are given the opportunity to contribute in areas that express their talents and bring satisfaction to the volunteer. The services performed by volunteers are generous contributions to Spirit in the Desert and to the Center’s guests.

Volunteers are supported by the Coordinator of Volunteers, and provided with orientation, supervision appropriate to the task, and a friendly and safe environment. They work collaboratively with employees and other volunteers in a shared and meaningful mission.

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We are currently seeking a Coordinator for Volunteers. Call if you are interested! (480) 488-5218

Volunteers are welcomed, even while we make this search for a coordinator. There is always something to do here and we’d love to have you spend an hour or more with our “Spirit family!” Don’t hesitate to contact us at (480) 488-5218. Thank you!

Current Volunteer Positions Available

This is a new program we would like to implement and we need your help to do it. We need AMBASSADORS in your congregation!

Duties Include:

  • Getting Spirit marketing materials to your church.
  • Hang posters in your hall. Distribute materials.
  • Put information about upcoming Spirit in the Desert events in your church bulletin or newsletter.
  • Keep your Congregation up to date on Spirit happenings.

Time Commitment :

Meet at Spirit once every three months for a luncheon, networking with other Ambassadors and Spirit Staff and learn what is new at Spirit. We will provide all marketing materials to you.

We will also need to be in touch with you on a monthly basis to update you on Events and programs. We can email, mail and telephone you with information, whatever you prefer. The monthly time commitment for this would be approximately 2 hours (no need to travel to Spirit campus).

Volunteering is so rewarding at Spirit in the Desert. As Hosts our main focus is to welcome guests, escort them to their rooms and familiarize them with the grounds and amenities. We also serve as hosts in the dining room, helping guests feel welcomed by serving beverages and clearing tables, thereby allowing more time for interacting with their fellow retreat participants.  It is a most satisfying experience.

It’s pretty easy to get over‐grown and weedy on this size campus. We’re looking for physically able volunteers to help us keep our grounds beautiful and inviting.

Duties include:

  • Pruning
  • Pulling weeds
  • Raking
  • Nothing too strenuous

 Time Commitment:

Whatever you are willing to give us!

Needed when we do Appeal letters, Newsletter, Devotional, Invitation, or Specialized Marketing Mailing.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring copy machine; remove print batches as needed
  • Stuffing envelopes
  • Glue stick sealing envelopes
  • Running envelopes through postage meter

 Time Commitment:

Dependent on the type of mailing. Could be anywhere from one to three days; approximately 4 hours per day.

We are seeking volunteers!

If you are available for two to fours a week, please fill out the email form below to express your interest. We’d love to have you join our team!

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