The Friends of the Shakers, a non-profit support organization, holds multiple work days at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. You'll spend the day working at various assignments suitable for all ages and abilities. Work days bring chores, but fellowship as well.
Everyone shares the noon meal, conversation, and laughter. Please bring a potluck side dish or dessert to share (drop-off food at check-in table).
Members and volunteers will help ready the Village for winter by raking, winterizing the Herb Garden, picking and storing pumpkins, cleaning windows, stacking wood, working on herbs in the Shaker herb department, and so much more!
Chores start at 9 am and last until 3 pm. Pre-registration is appreciated.
You are welcome to arrive at any time and stay for as long as you are able to.
There will be a sign-in table located on the lawn at the back of the Brick Dwelling House and a task list to choose from at sign-in. All tools will be supplied but if you have a favorite pair of work gloves, feel free to wear them!
Please help us with an exciting project! Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is preparing a short documentary 3-minute video for our own promotion, outreach, and fundraising. We have arranged to have a Portland-based production team from Kingspoke at the Village during Work Day. In addition to filming and photographing our friends and volunteers at work, they will also be conducting a series of interviews with willing volunteers. Brother Arnold, Sister June, and the staff at Shaker Village would be tremendously grateful to each person who is willing to participate in this project. If you would like to participate in this video, please dress for work, but also in a way that you'd wish to be captured on film. Additionally, we would be honored if you would be willing to share some personal comments about what the Shakers and Shaker Village means to you. Thank you so much!
If you have any questions or have trouble with this form, call 207-926-4597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like more information about joining The Friends of the Shakers, visit www.friendsoftheshakers.org
For more information about the Shakers and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum, visit www.maineshakers.com