Volunteer With OLOTEAS Guilds
OLOTEAS Guilds are for those who wish to help with our events. Below is a list of our current Guilds and information about how to volunteer with them. You may also volunteer for a Guild by talking directly with a Guild manager at any OLOTEAS event. If you would like to suggest a new Guild for consideration, contact email@example.com.
Some Guilds have managers that rotate from event to event. If you wish to volunteer for one of these Guilds, you can expect to hear from different members of the OLOTEAS Council for each event.
Please note that OLOTEAS Guild volunteer lists are managed via VolunteerSpot, a separate volunteer management website. When you click a button to volunteer with a Guild, you will be leaving the OLOTEAS site and taken to VolunteerSpot. Your contact information will not be shared with anyone outside OLOTEAS as a result of this. VolunteerSpot will ask for your email address and phone number. Please note also that as a result of VolunteerSpot’s limitations, only one email address is listed at that website for all of the OLOTEAS Guilds. For Guilds with permanent managers, please refer to the email addresses listed in the descriptions below for specific information, rather than the address listed at VolunteerSpot.
The Philosophers Guild
The OLOTEAS Philosophers Guild is a group of volunteers who desire to share their talents with the community as writers, teachers, and discussion leaders or to assist in these functions of our Congregation. Under the direction of the OLOTEAS Council Education Coordinator, the Philosophers Guild volunteers would be involved in the delivery of workshops to our community at the monthly services and assist at the yearly Skiing the Magickal Bunnyslopes sessions at Edge of the Circle Books. The volunteers may put together workshops to present to the community, arrange the spaces/furniture for various workshops, create handouts, create visual aids, run the laptops and projectors, help demonstrate skills during hands-on workshops, create and distribute advertising materials, and provide presenters with assistance as needed on the day of their workshop (food, water, moving furniture, making announcements, handing out class materials, etc.). For more information about the Philosophers’ Guild, contact Dana@oloteas.org or click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
The Temple Guild
The Temple Guild is a group of volunteers who desire to assist with the preparation of the indoor and outdoor ritual spaces used by OLOTEAS. Under the direction of the OLOTEAS Council Day Coordinator and Ritual Lead, the Temple Guild volunteers may be involved in setting up torches, fires, special effects and safety materials; procuring supplies like firewood, torch oil, candles, cakes and ale, etc.; working with Ritual Guild volunteers to build or procure props, arrange altars, etc., and helping with post ritual take-down. Temple Guild volunteers may also assist in the construction of monthly Community Altars, special altars or shrines set up for specific ritual events, and the maintenance of the Aphrodite/Pan Shrine. Click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
The Hearth Guild
The Hearth Guild is a group of volunteers who desire to assist with the kitchen and general condition of the indoor spaces used by OLOTEAS. Under the direction of the OLOTEAS Council Day Coordinator and Clean-up Lead, the Hearth Guild volunteers may be involved in setting up the kitchen and living spaces prior to events, keeping the kitchen space clean and usable throughout events, assisting with the potluck setup and cleanup, assisting with event clean up, and any other tasks necessary to keep common spaces clean, safe and pleasant throughout events. Click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
The Healers Guild
The Healers’ Guild is specifically for certified medical professionals who are interested in providing first aid services during OLOTEAS festival events. Any certified medical professional who is interested in working with this Guild may contact the Guild Manager at Todd@oloteas.org, to discuss qualifications and duties, or click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot to receive more information.
The Icons Guild
The OLOTEAS Icons Guild is a group of community members who desire to volunteer in this community as caretakers of the various deity/entity statues and shrine areas on the Longhouse grounds. Guild volunteers may commit to overall caretaking or to caretaking of specific statues/entities/areas. (During one event day or ongoingly.)
Icons Guild volunteers may:
- Seek and find as many deity/entity statues and shrine areas as they can.
- On a monthly basis (probably during Stewardship Party hours), clean
statues and clear obscuring grass and brush.
- On a monthly basis, respectfully clear old offerings, as necessary.
- Optionally, guild volunteers may provide new offerings and/or energy to the statues/entities/areas.
- Coordinating with the Longhouse, Guild volunteers may also take on improvement projects for the shrines/shrine areas.
For more information, contact Kimberly@oloteas.org, or click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
The Ritual Guild
The OLOTEAS Ritual Guild is a group of volunteers who desire to be available to take on roles in OLOTEAS rituals during regular monthly services and other occasions as needed.
Ritual Guild volunteers will, under the direction of the Ritual Director:
Accept or decline roles offered to them in ritual based on their own availability and comfort with the roles, attend all rehearsals for any rituals in which they have taken roles, participate in the ritual process according to the OLOTEAS Ritual Standards, assist with construction and acquisition of necessary costumes, props and sets specific to any given ritual in which they take a role, perform rituals, and offer feedback and assistance to ritual directors and members of the OLOTEAS Council with the goal of improving the ritual experience for both ritualists and attendees. Click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
The Woodland Guild
The OLOTEAS Woodland Guild is a group of volunteers who desire to help preserve and maintain the Longhouse grounds during regular monthly services and other occasions as needed. Woodland Guild volunteers will, under the direction of the Longhouse Stewardship lead, maintain and improve Longhouse woodlands and wetlands, and offer feedback and assistance to Longhouse Stewardship leads and OLOTEAS Council volunteers with the goal of improving the Longhouse woodlands and wetlands. Click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.
Witches Without Borders Guild
The Witches Without Borders Guild participates in volunteer projects beyond the OLOTEAS community to enhance the greater common good, and promote good relations between the Pagan community and the wider world. Under the direction of the OLOTEAS Pastor, Guild volunteers may join work parties for food banks, habitat restoration projects, Habitat For Humanity, and the like, as coordinated by the Guild manager. This Guild is open to all in the OLOTEAS community, whether or not they self-identify as Witches. For more information, contact Stephanie@oloteas.org, or click here to sign up via VolunteerSpot.