Seva Application 2022

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in applying to be a part of the sister seva for this year’s Spirit Weavers Gathering. Our seva sisters are essential to the magic, intention and feel of our gathering.  We are so grateful that you have been called to be in service to the sisterhood. Without you we could not make this the beautiful coming-together of the feminine heart that it is.


Applications are now open for KITCHEN & KEIKI camp only  from March 29th to April 1st. If you are accepted as a seva, you will be asked to pay a $50.00 fee to ensure your dedication of your seva commitment.  PLEASE KNOW SEVA IS A COMMITMENT AND WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY APPLY IF YOU CAN FULFILL THESE ROLES. 


You must be 18 and older to apply for a seva position.


We offer full seva positions, 25 hours of service, in exchange for the full cost of tuition. 

This year we will continue with  the Sun and Moon Sessions to accommodate more women. If you fill out the application you will be asked which session you prefer to work, the Sun Session from June 2nd-June 6th, the Moon Session from June 9th-13th, or if you would like to work both sessions. Please know that the Seva commitment will be 8 days for one session (9 days for set up crew), or 16 days for both. (*If you choose to stay on the land between sessions and would like meals the charge is $50). All seva sisters are required to arrive on site by noon on the agreed upon start day, unless you’ve made other agreed upon arrangements with Seva Coordinators. If you have not arrived by 3pm on your start day your position will be forfeited.

You will need to find your own rides out to the land, and we are hoping most Spirit Weaver sisters will car pool or share rental cars.

Our vision is to have you be able to take classes and also be in service within the community. On the skillshare class days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, your work hours for the day will probably be around 4 to 6 hours. That should leave space for one class each day, perhaps more. Please understand though that signing up for seva crew does mean missing out on some class time and other group activities. We ask that you trust in receiving what you need from your time at the gathering, letting go of expectations and flowing with what is needed to bring forth another beautiful Spirit Weavers Gathering.



  • Before you fill out the application below, please take a moment to read over in entirety our Seva page and frequently asked questions. We ask that you only fill out this application once you understand fully the Seva exchange and expectations. Work trade is hard work! We are looking for proactive, positive and adaptable participants to help us create a fun, safe, and inspiring gathering for all. Please answer the following questions carefully and thoughtfully. Feel free to add anything you think may be especially helpful specifically to Spirit Weavers Gathering. As you navigate the application below you will be asked to choose your top three positions for work trade. Some positions are placed in more than one area to fulfill the 25 hour work trade requirement, please read these descriptions carefully to understand what you are applying for. This year we are requiring all our Seva team to also participate in serving two or more meals during the gathering. These will be worked into your allotted hours. Some teams require Seva to arrive early or stay after the gathering 1-2 days. It's helpful to us if you indicate your availability around these shifts in your application. We look forward to getting to know you! 💖
  • As you navigate through the form fields, please do not use your return or enter button as these will submit the form before you are ready. Instead use the tab button or your mouse to navigate to and from each field. Thank you.
  • Please know that the work trade commitment could be 8 days for one session (9 days for Set Up Team), or 16 days for both. If you work both sessions and remain on the land in between sessions and would like meals there will be an additional $75 charge. (This is for the 3 days in between gatherings and includes 9 meals).
  • Please keep in mind that some roles require hours to be worked during the in between session days. For folks signing up to work both sessions we may ask for you to be available those days.
  • Once you've selected your top choices, choose the corresponding boxes below and tell us about your experience or skillset qualifying you for this team. Each box below has specific details about each team and role - make sure to read over these carefully!
  • Once you've selected your top choices, choose the corresponding boxes below and tell us about your experience or skillset qualifying you for this team. Each box below has specific details about each team and role - make sure to read over these carefully!
  • Once you've selected your top choices, choose the corresponding boxes below and tell us about your experience or skillset qualifying you for this team. Each box below has specific details about each team and role - make sure to read over these carefully!
  • This is a fun and demanding work trade position. We cook for 800 people twice daily, with a lunch served to 200 staff and volunteers. We are looking for Seva who are passionate about feeding and nourishing the Spirit Weavers community. Kitchen Seva are ideally industrious, responsible, and high energy folks who thrive in spaces where there is always something to be done. Kitchen Seva like working in a team environment and do not mind taking direction to reach a shared goal. Community is everything in the Kitchen. Seva will need to be able to stand on their feet for 5-6 hours a day, lift 25-50# multiple times daily and maintain food safety at all times- all while having a sense of urgency, timeliness and ability to effectively communicate. Please have a willingness to wash dishes and experience with food prep and knife skills! You will be required to bring comfortable closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing (no nudity) in order to cook and prepare the food that nourishes us all. Experience in a professional kitchen is a plus. Due to the demanding nature of this work we have reduced our kitchen Seva hour requirement from 25 to 20. We do need some Seva to help with early arrivals (before Sun Session) and with breakdown (after moon session). Priority will be given to those who can arrive three days early. Please specify if this is you.
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    LV is responsible for many facets of the gathering. Seva on this team will need to arrive several days early for Set up and Decor for the Sun Session. During the gathering this team is responsible for cleaning showers and bathrooms as well as keeping them stocked with supplies. For the Moon session this team will need to stay several days after for breakdown. Please only apply for this position if you have the flexibility in your schedule to arrive early and/or stay after! Additionally we give preference to those applying to Registration who are returning Seva. We are looking for some people who can arrive early AND have experience/ comfortability handling power tools, getting on ladders, working with their hands. Other people will be prioritized to beautify the land and work more hours throughout the gathering. Please specify which of these you are.
  • This position is only available to those who have attended the gathering before. Info Booth is the hub for all questions and guidance. Participants come to the Info Booth to ask questions about classes, locations of things, schedule flow, how to get support or find what they are looking for. Info booth can get very busy and is best suited for those who can multitask well and don't get overwhelmed easily! We are looking for people who have strong communication skills and a lot of patience.
  • Keiki camp is a day program for children at the gathering. If you have experience with children, are patient and enjoy teaching as well as learning from these tiny humans then you may find that this hub is a great fit for you. Creative expression is at the heart of Keiki camp. The ideal candidate is one who loves to support children in their creative learning process. Basic art and craft skills are appreciated. **** Keiki camp is one of our unique positions. You will need to be available for BOTH sessions, no exceptions. This hub requires that you devote one whole session to the Keiki camp. In exchange, you'll have the other session completely free to attend classes and workshops. 🙂
  • Parking is a physically demanding job and you will need to be able to be on your feet for hours at a time! The good news is a good chunk of your hours will be completed on the arrival and departure days of the gathering. Our Sun Session team will need to arrive an extra day early to set up the parking lot and arrange things as necessary and a select number of Seva will need to stay on the last day of the gathering to help with gear shuttling. Parking has two different positions - working the lot which requires standing on your feet for long periods of time and the other is doing gear shuttling which requires heavy lifting. If you have limitations in your ability to meet these requirements then Parking is not a good fit for you. To meet the total hour requirement for SEVA work exchange, additional hours will be assigned in other areas.
  • This is a great team for those who love the Earth and are passionate about the regenerative expressions that compost brings to the soil. The team will work together to create a new compost structure on the land. All food scraps from meals will be picked up by the compost team, driven to the appropriate space and folded back into the Earth. This team is physically demanding and requires heavy lifting. Although this team works hard, it is a lot of fun and very rewarding. Lead by Sibyl, the compost crew is one of the backbones of the gathering and we are so grateful to you all!! Early arrival is required for a handful of folks to set up the compost area before Sun Session and maintaining this area before Moon session begins. Seva will need to arrive prior to the beginning of gathering and we will be looking for several people to work both sessions who can plug hours in during the in between session days.
  • Accommodations crew will be working to check people in and out for their yurt and stout tent rentals. This requires a friendly demeanor. The majority of your hours can be fulfilled within the arrival and departure days of the gathering. Please know that the majority of hours will need to be filled on arrival day which will be a long shift and you will miss some of the opening ceremony! To fulfill your remaining hours you will be assigned shifts on the community dish, land vibes or waste management teams.
  • This is a great team for those who are passionate about waste management and keeping the gathering clean. As a team you will gather to remove trash from kitchen and common areas and take to a refuse zone. On the final day of the gathering you will help to load up all remaining and collected garbage to take off site. Some heavy lifting will be required. If all hours are not fulfilled in this hub you will be assigned hours on land vibes or community dish teams. This position does require several hours on the final day of the gathering so please only apply if you have flexibility in your departure schedule!
  • Work within the Nourishment Hub and learn about village health, kitchen safety, and sanitation best practices. This position will work around meal-time to set up sanitary hand washing and dishwashing stations each day. This team will also assist in the Nourishment Hub & Wellness with food prep and herbal medicine making. This is an important but not glamorous job that will require you to miss some class time. Bring your passion for health, can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn. Successful Health and Safety Seva need to be able to take direction, lift and carry up to 50lbs, be on their feet, and assist where needed. This is a great job for someone interested in pursuing first aid, public health, or kitchen management training. This position will work three daily shifts (sun: 6/13-6/17, moon: 6/20-6/24) and have an orientation/training shift the Wednesday prior to the session (sun: 6/12, moon: 6/19).
  • Some Seva will need to arrive early and help with Art and Signage - please let us know if you have artistic skills, especially beautiful handwriting, and the ability to arrive early. Teahouse preference is given to those with some herbal education or background. Please note that the Teahouse opens early and stays open late, these shifts start at 6am and the evening shifts will go into some evening activities. Teahouse is a place of sanctuary. Teahouse Seva will be responsible for blending and brewing large batches of tea throughout the days. Some heavy lifting is required as well as dishes and clean up.
  • If you choose to be added to the waitlist please regularly check your email. If we send you a notification that you are being moved from the waitlist to the Seva team we need to hear back from you within 72 hours.
  • We have a limited number of work trade positions available due to the smaller nature of the gathering. Please understand that we cannot accommodate all applications for the work trade crew. Thank you for your application and interest in being a part of co-creating The Spirit Weavers Gathering. We appreciate you! After you submit your application, you will be redirected to a "Thank You" page. Please do not navigate away from this form until you are automatically directed there to be sure the form is submitted. You should receive a confirmation email within the hour. If you do not, please reapply. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to gathering with you soon. For all applications submitted before March 20th we plan to get back to you by April 8th. If you have not heard back from us by then please reach out to our Seva email. ✨ 🌈 💖 🌿 🙏🏻 🙏🏽 🙏🏾 🙏🏿 🌿 💖 🌈 ✨