What is a "WorkEnd"?
The Council of Magickal Arts, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and the maintenance of our land at Spirit Haven Ranch (SHR) is no different. Throughout the year, the Ranch Team (led by the Ranch Manager), will schedule and organize maintenance tasks at SHR over a weekend... thus the name "WorkEnd."
The things that our team does during the WorkEnd can vary widely: from re-roofing a structure to fixing fences, improving roads, organizing the tool shed, painting buildings... you name it. It's anything and everything needed to maintain SHR and it's buildings. Those who may have physical limitations or various forms of disability are totally welcome; there is always a wide enough range of things to be done that we can find something for everyone.
While this may all seem like a lot of work, WorkEnds are also a good bit of fun. Besides simply getting to know the person you're working alongside, there are often drum circles and campfires at night, coyotes howling in the distance (that we sometimes join in with), and a great deal of community to be included in. You may hear the phrase "ONE TEAM" thrown around affectionately, it's an affirmation of the work we're doing and the appreciation for those doing it with us.
Workends are also a camping experience. You will need your usual camping equipment, including camp chairs. Be aware that it's also rural Texas, so you'll want to pack whatever you might need in order to be able to handle that. Additionally, there is no potable water on-property, so you'll definitely want to bring enough of your own with you.
Please do not arrive on Fridays before the announced time—we can't guarantee anyone will be there to let you in!
WorkEnd Requirements and Information
WorkEnd Policy Reminders
Next WorkEnd Dates and SHR Calendar