Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a heart for serving with the Sisters, there are so many ways to get involved.  You can volunteer for a couple of hours, a half-day, a full day…or even multiple days and stay at our Hospitality Center.


Be part of the inner circle of our Monastery Baked Goods by making, dusting, sorting, or packaging our products for sale to the public.  We’re busiest October through December.

Besides the fun of hanging with co-workers, you get to create a delicious product and help support our Benedictine community.

Garden & Grounds

We can always use a hand during busy times of tilling, planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting and tree trimming, as well as cleaning up our grounds and garden.

Maintenance & Housekeeping

There are opportunities for painting, pressure washing, moving furniture, washing cars, cleaning and more.

Christkindlmarkt & Other Festivals

The entire town of Ferdinand gets caught up in this annual festival in mid-November!  Thousands visit to sample delicious regional food, enjoy live entertainment and tours, and buy Christmas gifts and wares at lavishly decorated booths.

Sell our famous Monastery Baked Goods — springerle and other cookies, fruitcakes, kuchens, sweet rolls, pretzels, or fudge — along with hot chocolate, coffee, and hot tea.

You can also volunteer as a greeter or helper in the Monastery Gift Shop or Event Hall throughout Christkindlmarkt weekend.

Monastery Baked Goods and Services also has a booth at other festivals throughout the year.  Volunteers are welcome to join us in selling our products at those festivals.

To learn more or volunteer, contact Sister Doris Schepers at volunteers@thedome.org or 812-367-1411, ext. 2821.