Volunteer Opportunity

Garden Work Trader at Lost Valley Education Center

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Apply for the Garden Work Trader position at

Email the Work Trade Coordinator at with any inquiries.

Lost Valley Educational Center is looking for one garden work trader to join our garden team at Lost Valley this year! We are looking for dedicated and passionate garden tenders who want to live in community. This is a great role for someone with some experience in permaculture, gardening, biodynamic farming, organic agriculture, regenerative agriculture, etc.

We are looking for 18 hours a week with a three month commitment. This can be extended if both parties are amenable. If you plan to camp, we require only 15 hours of weekly work commitments.

Lost Valley is a thriving intergenerational community, we are doing our best to be a consent based, queer friendly, and antiracist space, if you anticipate any of these things being a challenge this is not going to be a good fit. Other things to note: this is an alcohol restricted campus, public drinking and drunkenness are not tolerated. Also we are not a safe haven for anti-maskers, you will be required to follow the community protocols around masking, quarantining, and social distancing, these protocols are subject to change as Oregon and the CDC direct. You will also need to pass a background check before we will move forward with an interview.

Living in community can be immensely challenging at times, having some strong interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution and non-violent communication will be valuable. Please read the Community Living Agreements carefully as they will apply to you.

There are many opportunities for paid work if you are a good fit. We have several onsite businesses and opportunities to work for neighbors or get job referrals from folks onsite. Although we are not accepting many new residents, our work trade program is a great way to get a taste of community living and see if living at Lost Valley is a good mutual fit. Successful work traders are a shoo in for becoming residents.

The work week will consist of two, four hour work parties (Tuesday and Saturday mornings) plus other projects as directed by the land steward. As skill and competence are demonstrated there will be opportunities for self directed projects that align with your own interests and experience.

Don’t let this ad scare you too much, we have a lot of fun here! Once integrated into the community we play games and have meals together, educational workshops are often available for little or no cost, and you will have access to an 88 acre campus with a wood fired sauna, swimming holes, fruit trees, fresh produce, and more.

If you are interested after reading this description please click the below link to fill out our application.

Apply for the Garden Work Trader position at

Email the Work Trade Coordinator at with any inquiries.

Lost Valley Educational Center is looking for one garden…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence



Lost Valley Education & Events Center

81868 Lost Valley Ln, Dexter, OR 97431, USA

How to Apply

Fill out the application on our website!

Fill out the application on our website!

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