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Work Trade is an opportunity for a reduced-price ticket in exchange for working during the event. Work Trade participants fill a vital role in creating a nurturing space for our participants and helping the weekend go smoothly

Our 2023 Work Trade positions are currently FULL
You can purchase your tickets and still apply to be on the waitlist. If a work-trade space opens up, a refund will be issued.

We have a limited number of work trade spots available that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Get your application in early! If your application is accepted, we will email you with more details about your work teams and roles in preparation for the gathering. 

IMPORTANT: Wait to register for the gathering until you know whether your work trade application has been accepted! Once we accept your application and you commit to work trade, we will share a discount code for you to use when purchasing your ticket. 

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Please familiarize yourself with the details before submitting your application. Reach out to us at if you have any questions that are not covered here.

OVERVIEW: All work traders will help with set/up, greeting, and breakdown. During the gathering, each person can expect to work the rough equivalent of  3 shifts.  Most shifts are scheduled in 2 or 3 hour slots. We will do our best to spread out volunteer commitments so each person can still be present for a variety of workshops and experiences at the gathering.

TEAMS: During the gathering Work Traders will serve on one of two main  teams: Kitchen Team and Artemis’ Garden. You will be given the opportunity to indicate your preference in your application, but each team has a limited number of spots, so we can not guarantee you will receive your first choice. 

  • Kitchen Team will wash bowls, plates and silverware, put away leftover food, wipe down tables, and sweep up after meals. 

  • Artemis’ Garden Team is providing childcare during workshops so that parents may be fully present during class time.

  • Teacher Support will help teachers as they set up their workshops. Work Traders filling this role will split their time between Teacher Support and Kitchen Team.

RECIPROCITY: In exchange for your work at the gathering, we are offering half-off the "At Cost" ticket option. While this role comes with hard work, it’s also really fun to be a part of the inside team of women making this weekend so magical. We hope our work traders will have a rich experience of bonding, collaboration, and pride in being a part of creating the Gaia Gathering. If you’re interested in taking part, please fill out the application below.

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