Work-exchange & Volunteer Programs 

Programs Overview 

Triple Crane Retreat Center continues to thrive based on volunteers contributing to the various task needed to keep the center running.  We have three primary ways you can support community growth. 


Heart & Hands
General Volunteers/Work From Home
Short-Term Volunteer Retreat Program
Long-Term Volunteer Retreat Program & Staff
General Volunteers & Work from Home 

Day-to-day projects are always taking place in-person at the Retreat Center as well as administrative computer-based work and planning.  Reach out to us by clicking here, to see how you can offer your time, knowledge and expertise to the growth and maintenance of Triple Crane Retreat Center.   

Short-Term Volunteer retreat program

Our Short-Term Volunteer retreat program is an excellent way to submerge yourself in daily practice and community while being in service to the mission of the retreat center.  


The schedule includes morning, noon, and afternoon yoga and meditation practices.  A minimum of 3 hours of work will be done a day. Personal time for self-reflection, study, and relaxation is included in the schedule.  Group meals, mindful awareness during work, and interaction with Triple Crane's staff and monastics are all part of the experience.


Our Short-Term Volunteer Retreat Program is the foundation to longer stays and deepening your involvement in the community. New volunteers limit their stay to four days maximum.  This gives you an opportunity to experience the schedule and explore how a retreat-based lifestyle feels before making larger commitments.  Extension of work-trade requires further evaluation by staff and monastics at Triple Crane.  Exceptions are made for people traveling from long distances.  Contact us for more details. 

Long-Term Volunteer Retreat Program
and Staff positions

The Retreat Center is looking to build relationships with responsible, attentive individuals who are looking to live a practice-based life-style. After completing the Short-Term Volunteer Retreat Program, longer stays with daily duties that are more central to the Retreat Centers function are available including; head cook, administrative assistant, grounds, housekeeping, and construction/maintenance.