We're so happy that you're interested in volunteering with us! Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We look forward to working with you! 

Volunteers Make Our Programs Possible

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"

Mahatma Gandhi

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture relies on the generous help of more than 200 volunteers each year to run our programs and offer support.


Our volunteers are amazing individuals who enjoy working with our organization in our community-oriented programs. Our best volunteers have flexibility, patience, commitment, and the desire to assist us in accomplishing our mission.


Our organization has a variety of volunteer jobs and a vast inventory of tools and supplies to support volunteers in their efforts. We also offer a variety of topic areas to choose from, including permaculture landscape installation, natural building/sustainable construction, orchard restoration, garden establishment, nursery maintenance, and much more. This means that there are many ways you can work with our organization, staff, and students, and plenty of new skills you can learn alongside them!


We also have a need for other types of help, from office support to media development.


How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteering for Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture begins with you filing out a Volunteer Application. After this we will schedule a Volunteer Orientation with you to learn about the many ways you can get involved. Orientations are scheduled for the first Wednesday morning of each month.


All volunteers working with children are required to complete an application for a background screening and must obtain a fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety. We can accept a current valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card if you already have one. If not, our staff can fingerprint and submit your card application through the Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture office. We will send these prints for processing and, when approved, the resulting fingerprint clearance card will be mailed to you. Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture must receive a copy of your card for your volunteer file. The $65 cost of printing is the responsibility of the volunteer. Scholarships are available if the cost is prohibitive.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work with children. However, children and young adults can help by signing up to volunteer in our programs.


Benefits of Volunteering


In addition to the life changing personal growth and learning that can result from being a volunteer, Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture will hold periodic social events for volunteers. These events allow you to meet others, share ideas about volunteering and mentoring, and get to know other like-minded people in our community. (Possible link to blog reflection about volunteer connection activities.) In addition you will learn new skills, learn how to properly use tools and equipment, network with our students and staff, and gain access to our knowledgable instructors and teachers.


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​Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute is a 501(c)3 U.S. non-profit fueled by passionate people. We are a community-based organization, initiating hands-on learning projects that support Hopi youth and community to develop skills and practical experience needed to promote a more ecological and healthy Hopi community. Donate to our operating expenses (eligible for a tax deduction in the U.S.).


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