Volunteer With Us

Share your time

Join our growing team of volunteers.

Would you like to share your talents and time to support people living with cancer?

Abbey Retreat Centre is always looking for new volunteers. 

Our team of volunteers are an integral part of our mission to create a safe, caring and healing community for people living with cancer. They help with a variety of things: getting rooms ready for retreat, groundskeeping and gardening, assisting our retreat chef, fundraising, and so much more!

volunteer possibilities


All seasons: grass cutting througout the year, flower bed maintenance, spring and fall cleanups and snow removal during the winter season.


Set up rooms: make beds, stock bathrooms, pick up flowers, laundry, and other hospitality tasks.


Indoor and outdoor maintenance: fixing, building, and small renovations.

Retreat Kitchen Staff

Helping with meal preparation during retreats under the guidance of our retreat Chef.


Support the Warm Hugs From the Highlands local initiative. No quilting experience is needed.

There are so many ways you can assist the work of Abbey Retreat Centre. We will try to match your areas of interest with available volunteer opportunities.

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Thank you for your interest in supporting the activities of the Abbey Retreat Centre. Someone from ARC will contact you within 2 weeks.

After 4 months of listening, creativity, small group conversations and A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the decision has been made. Within the next few months, Abbey Retreat Centre (ARC) will officially change our name to Brooksong Retreat and Cancer Support Centre.

Your donation is DOUBLED for the month December!

All donations up to a total $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor!