Group Service Retreats at Unity
Unity offers group service retreats—called Nehemiah Service Retreats—to Unity community members who wish to build connection and fellowship through hands-on volunteer service at Unity Village, the world headquarters of the Unity spiritual movement.
Nehemiah, found in the Old Testament, was a Jewish leader who supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the mid-fifth century B.C. after his release from captivity by the Persian king, Artaxerxes I.
Like Nehemiah of the Bible, our Nehemiah Service Retreats volunteers come together in sacred service to rebuild and restore the grounds and buildings of Unity Village for one week.
What Might I Be Doing at the Service Retreat?
Nehemiah Service Retreats focus on work projects. Interested in volunteering? If you are able to lift 20 pounds, climb up and down a ladder, or bend and squat to plant flowers or pull weed in one of the many flower gardens on grounds, please sign up! Note: you will be working approximately seven (7) hours each day, for four (4) consecutive days, with scheduled breaks and meals.
Work may include:
What Does an Average Day Look Like?
As a Nehemiah Service Retreatant, you could spend the day painting, planting, pruning, or polishing! Each evening there is an opportunity for spiritual renewal and fellowship.
The Nehemiah Service Retreats begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and include dinner and orientation. You are welcome to check in to your room as early as 3 p.m. on that day. The retreat officially ends on Thursday evening.
What Is the Cost?
There is no cost to participate in Nehemiah Service Retreats. However, volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Unity Village. Once you arrive, Unity provides each guest with a double-occupancy room and meals for the week. If you don't already have a roommate selected, our Retreats team will pair you with one.
Interested? Here’s How to sign up
Complete the registration form, liability waiver, and photo release.
- Register online
- Press "Submit" on the online form or send in the downloaded forms (instructions below).
- Unity’s Customer Care Team will send you a confirmation letter.
- Mark your calendar and make travel arrangements!