Volunteer Work Weekend

Ocotober 10-11, 2020 


Several times each year we get together behind the scenes to perform maintenance on structures, clear roads and pastures, and tidy up our spaces in joyful anticipation of the workshops and camps to come. Duties include: cooking, washing dishes, stacking and chopping firewood, and garden-work. We also need specialized skills like heavy equipment operation, welding, auto-repair, and carpentry.


We typically break up into teams such as: Kitchen Crew, Cabin Cleaners, Building Repair and Maintenance, Forestry Group, Truck Fleet Mechanic Team, Welders & Equipment Operators. All participants will register ahead of time to get their assignments. Call or email ahead to submit application and reserve your spot.



Date/Time: 9am Ocotober 10 - 4pm October 11, 2020

Road Conditions: 1.5 miles off-road gravel - watch the video(link is external)

Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - Base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit



How To Register:

Mail in the Volunteer Application


Familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Handbook


Email to discuss: Mail@turtleislandpreserve.com


Turtle Island Preserve

Attn. Volunteer Program 2020Rogers Cabin - open air wood floor overnight shelter

2683 Little Laurel Road

Boone, NC 28607




After You've Registered:

Driving Directions

What to Bring 

CRITICAL Orientation Info


Please note, your registration is your official acceptance of this liability waiver: 

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS: Be aware that Turtle Island Preserve is NOT LIABLE for your safety, health or any impairment of it. Enter at your own risk. Your presence represents your acknowledgement that you accept full liability for any damage to you/your children’s person or property. This applies to everyone on the premises or associated with Turtle Island Preserve programs.


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.


WARNING: Under North Carolina Law, There Is No Liability For An Injury To Or Death Of A Participant In An Agritourism Activity Conducted At This Agritourism Location If Such Injury Or Death Results From The Inherent Risks Of The Agritourism Activity. Inherent Risks Of Agritourism Activities Include, Among Others, Risks Of Injury Inherent To Land, Equipment, And Animals, As Well As The Potential For You To Act In A Negligent Manner That May Contribute To Your Injury Or Death. You Are Assuming The Risk Of Participating In This Agritourism Activity.