How do I become involved in the Lavra?
1. Offering Events & Workshops
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of events and workshops that draw people from throughout the Central Coast. However, we also offer spaces for local groups and organizations to host their own events, meetings, or workshops. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for a gathering space for under 40 people. In the past, we have hosted sustainabilty workshops, a nature mandala workshop, local film premiers, acting workshops, kirtan singing gatherings, and academic lecture series. We see hosting these events as a service to the wider community, and thus our spaces are typically offered free of charge.
We host volunteers throughout the year through international volunteer websites including WWOOF, Workaway, and Helpx. These websites offer an excellent way to connect with volunteers and facilitate cultural exchange. We typically offer educational demonstrations on a variety of topics including vineyard maintenance, wine-making, goat-milking, cheese-making, and coffee roasting among other skills for our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Lavra, please join one of the aforementioned volunteer websites and search for us.
3. attend an event or potluck
If you are interested in attending one of our events or potlucks (which typically involves making pizza in our outdoor cob pizza oven), please contact us through the website and indicate your interest in being added to our email list. We will then keep you updated on upcoming events.