Avodah Ticket Choices
FULL Avodah: 23 hours of service for a $36 ticket
HALF Avodah: 12 hours of service for a $200 ticket
You’ll find a link to the application at the bottom of the next section. Please read the position descriptions first before filling out an application.
IMPORTANT: Each Avodah role is integral to the health of the whole system. The hours you contribute with Avodah serve as payment for the event. When you are absent or late for your shifts, or you do not arrive at the festival by the agreed-upon time, your absence affects many others. Therefore, if you do not fulfill your agreed hours, we will ask you to pay the difference after the festival at the rate of $20 per hour.
CANCELLATION: If you register for your Avodah position and then cancel after Sunday, April 14 (one week before festival preparations begin), you will be required to pay the lowest adult registration fee ($350) and will not be allowed to participate in Avodah at future festivals. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for emergency situations.
Random Tasks in the East Bay (HALF): Sometime in March
Help us get ready for the festival: shopping, making our kitchenware kosher for Passover, and other errands. Helpful if you have access to a car. This position must be combined with another QUARTER role to make a HALF Avodah.
Loading & Unloading the truck (HALF): (Load) Wednesday , April 17 | 9 am – 4 pm & (Unload) Wednesday, May1 | 9:30 am – 4 pm
Everything that is part of our village is transported down to the desert in a big truck! It takes most of a day to load our belongings into the truck from the storage shed in North Oakland. This position must be combined with another QUARTER role to make a HALF Avodah.
Setup (FULL): Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25
We will be getting camp ready for all of the participants including unloading the truck, putting up all structures, and some decorations. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner during setup. This position is for someone excited about being first to arrive and seeing the village come to life. You must arrive by Monday evening, April 2, for this shift.
Lead Welcoming (FULL): Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26
Be our rockin’ welcoming team leader! Arrive a day early to help set up the Welcome Tent. Check people in, orient them, and assist people with gear setup if needed. This position is for someone who is organized, inviting, and familiar with Wilderness Torah festivals. You must arrive by Tuesday evening, April 23.
Welcoming Team (HALF): Thursday, April 25– Friday, April 26
Be part of our rockin’ welcoming team! Check people in, help with orientation and assist people with gear setup if needed. This position is for someone who is friendly, inviting, and familiar with Wilderness Torah festivals. You must arrive by Wednesday evening, April 4 for your shift on Thursday morning.
Children’s Mentor (HALF): Thursday, April 25– Monday, April 29 ** This position has been filled **
We are looking for friendly people to work with our children for a few designated times during the festival. You must have experience working with young people ages 5+, ideally in an outdoor, experiential nature context and/or in a Jewish context. Please read through the Families page before you apply.
Festival Community Care (FULL): Thursday, April 25 – Monday, April 29
Help keep our village beautiful and maintain our sanitation systems. This position is for someone who cares about making the village their “home” by tidying village spaces, refilling our hand-washing stations, and checking the portable toilets. You must arrive by Wednesday evening, April 24, for your shift on Thursday morning.
Festival Hearth (HALF): Thursday, April 25 – Monday, April 29
Help the hearth nourish the village by lending your chopping, prepping, serving, and cleaning skills. Arrival times vary depending on the length of the shift. This position is for someone who enjoys cooking and pouring your love into food! This position is suggested and for those new to Wilderness Torah, as it is a great opportunity to connect with others. You must arrive by Wednesday night, April 24, and stay until Monday morning, April 29, for this position.
Festival Infrastructure & Community Care (HALF): Thursday, April 25 – Monday, April 29
Help keep our village beautiful and maintain our systems. upport participants as they arrive, help build structures, and maintain the village’s infrastructure and our sanitation systems. This job requires flexibility and a willingness to jump into action when needed. This position is for someone who cares about making the village their “home” by tidying village spaces, refilling our hand-washing stations, and checking the portable toilets. (apply for this job if you are a mensch).
Breakdown (HALF): Monday, April 29 – Tuesday, April 30
We will break down and clean up the village on Monday, April from 10:30 am until sunset. Stay for our small campfire with those avodah and core community members who are closing down the festival and giving thanks to the land. It’s a lot of fun! We will finish the remainder of clean up on Tuesday morning, April 10, and leave the site together by 10:30 am. You must be able to stay until Tuesday morning, April 10, for this position.