Volunteers are what Raven’s Knoll able to serve the wider community. On work weekends we do tasks around the Knoll, from landscaping maintenance, to cleaning, to repairs, to construction, whatever needs to be done. Any level of skill or ability is welcome. We are a community and there are always tasks for people who are less abled than others. We socialize Friday night and work most of the day Saturday, and most of Sunday. Each weekend there is a special ritual or activity planned. There is a food program you can buy into each weekend (that volunteers run). Hail the volunteers!
Beltaine Work Weekend – May 2 to 4, 2014
The first work weekend at Raven’s Knoll features a May Pole Dance and Beltaine ritual, as well as a Walpurgisnacht ritual and bonfire … as well as sweat and work to open the campground.
Prepare for Raiding Work Weekend – May 9 to 11, 2014
This work weekend we do jobs to get the Knoll ready for the first gathering, the Midgard Festival. To get in the viking spirit, in the evening, we will play a viking-themed movie or TV program and have hnefatafl boards will be available for play.
Midsummer Work Weekend – June 20 to 22, 2014
At this work weekend we prepare for the Hail and Horn Gathering and get some fixing of stuff done. We also celebrate Midsummer with a bonfire ritual. (Let’s burn some of those sticks we collected!)
Unicorn Loves You Work Weekend – July 11 to 13, 2014
This weekend we prepare for the Kaleidoscope Gathering and generally tend the Knoll. Unicorn masks will be available for photo-shoots when the day is done.
Green Times Work Weekend – August 15 to 17, 2014
This weekend we finalize the clean-up from Canada’s largest Pagan festival, like the good stewards of the Earth that we are. A short Compost Ritual will be held.
Wicker Man Work Weekend – September 12 to 14, 2014
On this weekend we build the Wicker Man that is sacrificed at the KornuKopia Gathering. Since KKG is on Talk Like a Pirate Day, to practice we will play a pirate themed movie or TV show and have Pirate Fluxx available to play.
Closing Work Weekend – October 3 to 5, 2014
This is the last work weekend of the year, where we put Raven’s Knoll to bed. We will hold a memory sumbel ritual where we share our memories for the year.