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We are grateful to many people who have given their time, talent and treasure to the development of Kinstone. If you are interested in volunteering your time just one-time or on a consistent basis, working for Kinstone, or if you wish to contribute to Kinstone in another way, this section will tell you how to do that. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Volunteer

If you wish to join us as a volunteer and make a contribution to this inspiring megalithic garden and peaceful sanctuary, read on to discover how. Click on the button below for a list of the most commonly required skills.

Day Volunteers (those interested helping out one time) or  Regular Volunteers (those interested in helping on a consistent, regular basis, e.g. one day per week or other schedule) should Contact Us via email or in person to inquire. Upon your initial contact, please provide answers to all of the questions listed in the link below.

IMPORTANT: Anyone wishing to help out on a volunteer basis must be approved to do so and must agree to follow all policies and procedures. After approval, all volunteers are required to register at Kinstone in advance of performing any volunteer activities. Registration includes completing and signing a volunteer agreement and liability release form, an image release form and a health & emergency contact form. Volunteers must check in and sign the Volunteer Log in the Kinstone Education Building before beginning any work, every time. Upon completion of the volunteer work for any given day, the volunteer must then check out and initial the Volunteer Log again before leaving.

Live-In / Short-Term Volunteers / Work-Trade Personnel: We are not accepting any live-in, short-term volunteers, or work-trade personnel at this time; this includes WWOOFers. Thank you.

  • Customer relations – being present during open hours, greeting visitors, answering questions and providing information
  • Opening and/or Closing on days when regular staff are away
  • Gardening (planting, propagation, seed saving, weeding, composting, mulching, harvesting)
  • Landscape Maintenance (mowing, trimming, pruning)
  • Animal Care (cleaning out pens, feeding & milking goats, trimming goat hooves, feeding & watering chickens)
  • Earthworks, stone work, maintenance of paths and trails
  • Tree care (pruning, clearing/trimming around young trees, coppicing, propagation)
  • Chainsaw work to cut up fallen trees, remove small trees, and trim larger branches from trees
  • Office work: filing, book-keeping, data-entry, organizing, copying, printing, and other general office tasks
  • Marketing and promotion, graphic design
  • Videography / Film making
  1. Who are you? Provide your full name and a very brief, general description of yourself and your skills / experience.
  2. Where are you from?
  3. How did you hear about Kinstone?
  4. Why do you want to volunteer at Kinstone?
  5. What do you want to do as a volunteer at Kinstone?
  6. How often are you available to volunteer? (One day per week? One day per month? Three days per month? etc…)
  7. When do you want to volunteer? Be as specific as possible.
  8. Do you have any Permaculture knowledge / experience? If so, describe briefly.
  9. Do you have any office skills such as proficiency with Microsoft Office products, web design, graphic design, accounting, filing or other? If so, describe briefly.
  10. Do you have any teaching, group facilitation, or tour guide skills / experience? If so, describe briefly.

Only inquiries that answer all of these questions will be acknowledged. 

Jobs and Internships

There are currently no job and no internship opportunities available.

There may be a need for specific seasonal work in the future. Common tasks are listed in the link below. We will post about any opportunities as they arise. In the meantime, if you have questions about seasonal work, please send an inquiry through this link: Contact Us and provide answers to all of the questions on the link below. 

Workers and interns at Kinstone will participate in some or all of the following and/or other, similar tasks based on skills and experience:

  • Directed work and/or Independent/self-directed project work or daily tasks
  • Gardening (planting, propagating, seed saving, weeding, composting, mulching, harvesting)
  • Landscape Maintenance (mowing, trimming, pruning)
  • Chainsaw work to cut up fallen trees, remove small trees, and trim larger branches from trees
  • General tree and plant care (pruning, clearing/trimming around young trees, coppicing, propagation)
  • Small animal care (goats, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, bees, worms; includes cleaning out pens, feeding & milking goats, trimming goat hooves, feeding & watering chickens, geese and ducks )
  • Maintenance of swales, terraces, stone work, walking paths, trails and other earthworks
  • Meticulous maintenance and care of tools, gloves, equipment and all resources
  • Use of various hand tools
  • Use of motorized equipment such as lawn mowers, small tractors, trimmers, hedge trimmers, and others
  • Use of standard wood shop equipment
  • Able to demonstrate healthy and strong skills in teamwork, leadership, and communications at all times
  • Public presentation skills and facilitation of basic permaculture-inspired programs for kids and adults
  • Public interaction and/or leading tours at Kinstone with visitors, private groups and field trips
  • Customer relations – being present during open hours, greeting visitors, answering questions and providing information
  • Opening and/or Closing Kinstone for the day; including being responsible for this on days when regular staff are away
  • Office work: filing, book-keeping, data entry, organizing, copying, printing, and other general office tasks
  • Marketing and promotion, graphic design
  • Videography / Film making
  1. Who are you? Provide your full name and a very brief, general description of yourself and your skills / experience.
  2. Where are you from?
  3. How did you hear about Kinstone?
  4. Why do you want to work or intern at Kinstone?
  5. What do you want to do as your work/internship at Kinstone?
  6. How often are you available to work? (One day per week? One day per month? Three days per month? etc…)
  7. Do you have any Permaculture knowledge / experience? If so, describe briefly.
  8. Do you have any office skills such as proficiency with Microsoft Office products, web design, graphic design, accounting, filing or other? If so, describe briefly.
  9. Do you have any teaching or group facilitation skills / experience? If so, describe briefly.
  10. What does spirituality mean to you?
  11. What is Kinstone? Briefly describe your understanding of what Kinstone is in your own words.
  12. What dates are you available? Provide a range of dates from starting date to ending date, include any known time away in between.
  13. What are you looking for in return for your labor?

Only inquiries that answer all of these questions will be acknowledged. For your information: Preference is given to self-starters who already have some skill and work experience with working independently in a wide range of farming, building, gardening, animal care, earthworks, office and other systems.

Wish List

Thank you for your interest in helping Kinstone achieve its goals and obtain tools and resources that help to further its mission. Your support is greatly appreciated. Your donations of useful items and/or financial contributions help us in a great many ways. Thank you.

Donate Items

From time to time Kinstone is in need of various items. Any items you choose to donate can be delivered to Kinstone directly by prior appointment. Please Contact Us to arrange for delivery or pickup. Thank you for helping us fulfill these lists. Click on the links below for details.

  • Clean Wood Chips – available from landscape places; oak wood chips preferred – we can handle up to 25 yards at a time. We accept any amount from 1 yard to as many as you wish to supply! We use them for many areas around trees, around berry patches, in the food forest and on various paths. These are always needed.
  • Gasoline – we seem to always need to fill up the gas cans; the lawn mowers and trimmers are always thirsty! Gift cards at local gas stations are a great help!
  • Hay – nice, grass hay to feed to the goats! We use about 100 bales per year.
  • New Walk-Behind Brush Mower (with power steering, drive assist (to help going uphill), electric start and that can cut 2.5″ saplings, 6-ft high grass, 8-ft high weeds & brush); this is a very expensive item that would help manage and maintain the prairie and savanna areas
  • Padded folding chairs – we could use about 75-100 high quality folding chairs with padded seats and backs along with a storage rack for them. They must be easy to set up and also easy to store.
  • Folding tables – we would like to replace the heavy non-folding tables we currently have; ideally we would get 6-foot sturdy folding tables with smooth tops (students need to be able to write and draw on the surface). These must be easy to set up and also easy to store.
  • Native Prairie Seed Mix (special mix from Prairie Moon Nursery) for 1 to 8 acres – we would like to plant the remaining open land with prairie mix and get prairie established throughout Kinstone; we have about 8 acres to seed; this is very expensive per acre. Any donations to this end would be greatly appreciated!

Donate Money

Kinstone always welcomes financial donations; please visit our Donate page to make your contribution. Please be aware that, at this time, Kinstone is not a “non-profit organization”; therefore, your financial donation is not tax deductible. We especially appreciate your willingness to support this sacred place despite this. All general donations go directly to the care and maintenance of Kinstone.

  • Kinstone Chapel
  • Kinstone Flora and Fauna

What’s Happening @KinstoneCircle

Our Mission

Kinstone blends conscious care of the Earth with art to form sacred spaces that invite and inspire people to connect with and experience the creative power of the land to transform, energize and revive the body, mind and spirit.

Read More About Our Vision, Mission, & Values

Visitor Comments

“This place is utterly, unspeakably beautiful.” ~Janee H.

“I did not expect to feel as if I had come home when I visited Kinstone. And, like going home, I will return. There is much there that stirs me, and leads me to reflection and peace. Thank you.” ~Kathy Z.

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Winter Solstice Sunrise Observance 2018

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