To provide missionaries with a low-cost place to spend up to 12 days when returning to the United States after foreign assignment, the decision was made to utilize volunteer labor, contributions and resources whenever possible for maintenance of existing cabins and construction of new facilities.  Currently the training/maintenance facility is under construction and will include some rooms for volunteers and/or trainers.  Also, there are plans for RV parking facilities for volunteers to utilize.  Tributary is debt free.

Emphasis has been placed on safety training and briefings for volunteers and the safety training will also be provided for missionaries staying at the retreat center.  Listings of volunteer needs will be posted on the Tributary website which will be updated as projects are completed and/or added.

Training provided will be adjusted based upon feedback from the missionaries staying at the cabins and to the extent possible, training schedules will be set to accommodate the plans of the guests.


Mowing and general maintenance are on-going needs

Tree Cutting and Trimming

Clean-up of downed trees

Carpentry and other work in existing building shell

Develop walking trails from easy to difficult with appropriate markings

Develop and mark nature trails

Site preparation and assembly of playground

Finishing out training room

Finishing out of rooms for volunteers and trainers

Assistance in laying water lines at construction site

Install lattice work around the bottom of two cabins

Volunteers Requirements:

(Click the “Volunteer Forms” button below to access required forms)

(1) Review Tributary Health and Safety Plan

(2) Sign and upload/email HASP Acceptance Form

(3) Sign and upload/email a Release Form

If working with children, be willing to submit to a Criminal Background Check.

After reading over the volunteer requirements, follow the link to fill out the volunteer request form. We will get back with you shortly.

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