Mt. Gilead Friends Retreat

3355 N. Mt. Gilead Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408 - (812) 332-4074 - mtgileadretreat@gmail.com

How You Can Help


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The Volunteers and Friends of Mt. Gilead

The work of Mt. Gilead Friends Retreat is carried out completely by volunteers of all ages. Fox Haven (our hermitage) embodies the spirit of dozens of people who prepared the logs, raised the walls, crafted the front door – and today, clean and maintain the interior so that visitors may enjoy the peace and beauty found within.

We need specialists in fundraising or public relations, mailing party helpers (folding newsletters, taking the mail to the post office, etc.), greeters for visitors, public event outreach people, Fox Haven greeters, photographers, data inputers, and those to help solicit and assemble newsletter copy. Seasonal caretakers are needed to help clean and care for the Hermitage and Composting Toilet shed (you can sign up for a three month period, March-May, June-August, September-November, or December-February.) You can also join us for spring and fall workdays, helping to organize, clear trails, remove storm debris – or even help by bringing a dish to the potluck following the workday!

Come and be a part of our community of volunteers who are dedicated to sharing nature’s blessings of renewal with a busy world.


Your online shopping can raise money for a graveled parking lot through Fundsponge! Spreading gravel will allow visitors to use the retreat property year-round. The Mt. Gilead woods change and must be enjoyed through all four seasons. Start your shopping by clicking the image below.