Become a Volunteer at Beautiful Vallecitos

Volunteers play an integral role in the preparation and every-day duties needed to keep our busy retreat season running smoothly. We thank you in advance for your willingness to serve!

For our retreat center, we are in need of volunteers capable of helping maintain and improve our facilities as well serving our retreatants. Duties include helping our retreat manager and staff with daily chores such as cleaning facilities, sorting laundry, helping in the kitchen, assisting retreatants, and transporting guests. In addition, there is opportunity to support our facilities manager with maintenance tasks such as fixing fences, working on irrigation ditches, gathering firewood, and maintaining the trails throughout the summer.

We ask for a minimum of five hours a day from our volunteers with variations depending on the day. We can only accommodate volunteers between May 1st and October 31st.

Minimum requirements

  • There is a minimum stay of two weeks, but a month or more is preferred. 
  • Due to the remoteness of the center and the nature of the volunteer work needed, excellent health and physical condition is a requirement.
  • You must also have proof of a valid driver’s license.
  • No dogs are allowed at the retreat center.
  • We require references before dates are scheduled.


All volunteers receive three delicious vegetarian meals a day and comfortable, single occupancy, heated accommodations. There may be an opportunity to sit a retreat at no cost after a month of volunteer work depending on the availability of space. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and spend time in one of the most stunning and remote landscapes in northern New Mexico.

How to Apply – We are now accepting applications for the 2020 season.

All interested parties must submit a Volunteer Application. We will contact you to discuss the opportunity if we have availability.