Holden Village is seeking a backup medic for anywhere from two weeks to one-year. Our remote community ranges from around 40-400 people, depending on the season. Our medics play a critical role in keeping all staff, guests, and teaching faculty safe. This volunteer position reports to our main Medic and is responsible for assisting the Medic in medical emergencies, covering days off and vacation days, and supporting the medic in providing medical care for village guests and staff. This is approximately a ½ time position in summer, ¼ time in winter, and would be also working another volunteer role for the remainder of their work hours each week. We are seeking an individual with an interest in wilderness safety, living in community, and working with volunteers. For a commitment of less than a year, the backup medic would receive room & board, as well as vacation time and some travel costs based on length of stay. For a commitment of a year, the backup medic would receive a small monthly stipend, room & board, and full medical, vision, and dental benefits, as well as vacation time and some travel costs.

Tagged as: Medical


WFR, EMT or higher certification required.

About Holden Village

Holden Village is a remote retreat center located in the North Cascades, 10 miles up the Railroad Creek Valley from Lake Chelan. Over the course of 50 years, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship. Holden welcomes all, regardless of religious beliefs, who seek contemplation and community in the wilderness of the beautiful Cascades. The Glacier Peak Wilderness Area begins just a mile from the Village, and the Pacific Crest Trail connects to the Valley's trail system about 12 miles from the Village. Room and board is provided to staff members, as is limited internet access. Benefits to staff members also include the use of Holden's facilities including sauna, Jacuzzi, pool hall and bowling alley, art and pottery studios, ice cream shop, and library and access to Holden's programming such as teaching sessions and art and pottery classes.

Application Instructions

For more information on applying, you can email [email protected] You can also visit holdenvillage.org/short-term-volunteers for details on how to apply for the short-term role and holdenvillage.org/long-term-volunteers for details on how to apply for the long-term role.