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Our mission to inspire the hands, heart, and mind through teaching traditional Northern crafts comes alive through many behind the scenes tasks. Volunteers have always been at the center of helping us function through lending a hand on projects of all sizes. Whether you are a local looking for a fun way to give back to your community or a visitor joining us for a special event and wanting to pitch in, you are welcome and needed here.
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Your involvement as a volunteer makes our work possible. Some of our volunteering opportunities include:

  • Sailing as a deckhand on our schooner, Hjørdis
  • Special event volunteering including staffing our info booth
  • Semi-regular catalog mailing parties and envelope stuffing
  • Campus repair and improvement during our annual volunteer weekend
  • Pizza Potluck volunteers at our summer Saturday night wood-fired pizza nights

In addition to our volunteer program, we offer a work-study program. Work-study is an incentivised program through which you can earn credit towards taking a class with us, by helping out with less-glamorous but highly valued functions of the school. Visit our work-study page to learn more about how to plug-in in that way.

You can also give back to our school by signing up for a service learning course. Service learning courses are like regular courses at North House, except the craft you learn to make is given to North House at the end of the class instead of going home with you.

To become a volunteer, please contact Program Manager Sarah Waddle at or (888) 387-9762.

To learn about volunteer opportunities as they are announced, sign up for our volunteer e-newsletter.

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