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Service Shifts

All attendees over 13 years old are asked to volunteer for two 2-hour service shifts as a contribution and gift to the wholeness of our community. These shifts provide opportunities to meet other women and contribute to the spirit of the gathering. If you are unable to contribute in this way, you will be asked to pay an additional luxury fee of $50. When you complete the Registration Form, you will be asked to state 3 preferences for these shifts. Service shifts will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. After you arrive on Thursday, you will be oriented to your service shift by a service leader.

Registration Support—Support our Registration Queen welcoming and checking people in on Thursday afternoon and/or on Friday.  (This service shift only open to those who have been to WSS before)

Camp set-up/pack-up—Strong, able bodied women (and teens) are needed to help set up tents/canopies and other things on Thursday morning and pack things up on Sunday afternoon.

Grounds Keeping—This shift runs over the weekend and includes picking up trash, stocking the porta-potties and bathrooms with supplies and other camp-tidying and tending tasks.

Kitchen Support—Includes dish-washing, table-clearing and other kitchen-related tasks before and/or after meals.

Emergency Care—(Must be a licensed health care provider with current BLS certification)- 12 hour on call shift include note of your licensure on registration form.

Healing Services—WSS provides a space for one-to-one healing in our “healing tent.” We welcome experienced practitioners of a variety of healing modalities: e.g. massage, energy work, reflexology, reiki.  You offer your services free of charge within the gathering and provide your own supplies. We expect four 30 minute sessions. Healers provide their own supplies and sheets if using a table.  WSS does have several massage tables for use in the Healing Tent.

Shuttle Service—We provide car shuttle service from the camp ground to the dining hall for our disabled and/or elderly community members. You use your vehicle and pickup before and drop off after each meal at designated stops for the entire weekend.

Children’s Activities—This entails staffing the “Fairy Tent” to lead children in a craft, game, or other activity at a designated time. Ideas and materials will be provided, unless you have something special you’d like to plan and share. Two adults will serve during each 2-hour shift. Scheduled Fairy Tent activities may also serve as childcare for mothers who need a break.

Sweat Lodge—We have an exceptional team of firetenders and pourers who provide sweat lodge ceremonies for participants throughout the weekend. We may need more support for the many hands-on tasks associated with this deep ceremony.  Please note that this commitment is a 4-hour block.

NOTE:  Offering workshops during WSS does not substitute for your service shift.   Workshops are considered a gift to the gathering. See the page on workshops for more information.