Are you ready to leave the system?

Avalon Gardens' Sacred Vocation program supports professionals in their pursuit of a higher calling.

We are
change agents.

You're tired of your job, and you're looking for your calling. You've been disappointed by the corporate systems of greed and are ready for a new start. You feel a relentless drive to participate in the active creation of a new paradigm culture that serves humanity. We were all there once too, then we found our Sacred Vocation.

At Avalon Gardens our regenerative community model is designed to supplant the existing social norms of competition and greed with cooperation and the united actualization of spiritual ideals. Our community is aspirational, inspiring, pragmatic, and efficiently functional for over 25 years. We offer a new lifestyle — one that can renew and adapt even in a world of extreme transition.

Every volunteer member at one point found themselves frustrated with the fallen system that entraps people and disables them from realizing their highest destinies. Some came well-experienced in a professional field and felt compelled to step out of the system completely in order to work for a greater good. Others came as humble students, ready and excited to flourish in an environment conducive to learning and serving — one that matches their innate talents and brings fulfillment to their deep desires to make a difference in the world.

We are seeking qualified persons to become active and dedicated participants of the vision unfolding here at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. This opportunity is only for highly dedicated individuals who feel a specific calling to work towards a global mission of bringing peace and unity to the planet. Qualified applicants have an innate sense that they are here not to make money or to participate in the predominant system of greed but to serve God and humanity by bringing into reality the more beautiful world we all know is possible.


Sacred Vocation FAQs

Before applying to the Sacred Vocation program, please be sure to review these answers to frequently asked questions!

What skills are you looking for?

All professional and trade skills are a plus at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. Our current members have devoted decades developing outreach programs, divisions and cottage industries to serve others and at the same time enhance our way of life while working outside the system. Opportunities exist in such diverse areas as carpentry, mechanics, irrigation design, alternative building, teaching, nursing, media & design, software development, horse training, veterinary, law, the healing sciences, and more! Each person participates in linking their experiential life with their spiritual devotion as ongoing life lessons grow the soul. The result is members find satisfaction by contributing their skills to our nonprofit service organizations to pursue their passions while finding fulfilling sacred vocational work in healthy environments that stand in stark contrast to corporate America.

What accommodations do you offer?

Room and board are provided in the residential EcoVillage of Avalon Gardens for committed volunteers and their families. Organic meals are prepared daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pantry foods and other staples are provided in the homes, including seasonal vegetables straight from our gardens, locally harvested fruit, and our own farm-fresh, organic, and cage-free eggs. Comfortable opportunities to relax are available in the living village including luscious gardens for meditation or a stroll and a pool, hottub, and sauna.

Entertainment and recreational opportunities include hiking the surrounding mountain ranges, enjoying community social events on the property, or enjoying internationally acclaimed artists at an affiliated performance venue, The Sea of Glass, located in the bustling city of Tucson which is also home to the Biosphere 2 and the University of Arizona.

Will I get paid?

Committed members are fulltime volunteers and reside in the EcoVillage. The returns from our work, and many donations, are administrered by elders. Our expenses and the subsequent impact on the earth are reduced as our basic needs are generally covered by the community.

How do I know if this is right for me?

Our residential programs begin with short-term, Resident Visitor stays for you to experience life in a thriving and dynamic EcoVillage. Fees for this visit, in which you are provided full room and board including 3 freshly prepared organic meals daily, are considered on a case-by-case basis by a selection committee. We are pioneers creating a new paradigm culture sharing a collective destiny to respond to a call for a larger world service. Individual destiny fulfillment is the fulcrum of realizing our greater community goals and individuals in pursuit of a Sacred Vocation are provided with the resources and support necessary to come more fully into their destiny purpose and calling.

What makes your community successful?

The success of our community lies in the spiritual cohesion and education of all EcoVillage members. This enables us to work cooperatively and with dedication to our goals. Administratively we are organized under a hierarchy of eldership who provide wisdom and counsel, directing and prioritizing community resources to efficiently serve the common good. One of the foundational principles of our spirituality — unity without uniformity — reveals our recognition of humanity as one planetary family under the fatherhood of a Universal Father and our belief in the importance of individual expression and a personal relationship with God. Our ideal for personal destiny fulfillment celebrates coming together and working with a spirit of selflessness to become a beacon of light for the more subjugated and oppressed peoples of the world.

Okay, I'm in. How do I apply?

Click the link above to go our online application form and your submission will be reviewed by our offices. We will be sure to contact you as soon as we can! Because of the volume of interest please provide one week for us to get back to you. If you still don't hear from us, contact us again!

I have a family and we're all looking for a community.

Great! Community living is an ideal way to raise children in a safe and wholesome environment supportive of their individual growth. Family housing can be provided and an on-site private school means you can know your kids are in good hands receiving a well-rounded education that includes hands-on vocational training and traditional studies. Of course, integrating into a community with your whole family requires more time and consideration than integrating on your own, so be sure to contact our office for information about requirements and with any questions specific to your situation.

Are you ready to leave the system?

We're seeking professionals to help build our vision of a futuristic sub-culture.

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