“This land is very old, I have been here before."
-Avatar Meher Baba at Meher Mount, 1956
KEEPING MEHER MOUNT THROUGH HELL, FIRE AND DAMNATION
From Meher Mount's earliest days, co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron depended upon volunteers to help take care of Meher Mount and preserve it for Avatar Meher Baba.
At one point she told Meher Baba, “If you want me to take care of Meher Mount, I will keep it for you through hell, fire and damnation!” Meher Baba replied that she should keep it for Him by all means, and He sent His love.
During His 1956 visit to Meher Mount, Meher Baba cryptically said, "I will come here again."
EACH GENERATION HAS A ROLE IN PRESERVATION
Each generation continues with the responsibility to hold Meher Mount for the Avatar and to preserve it for future generations. Meher Mount depends upon volunteers for its maintenance, preservation and stewardship.
Meher Mount co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron was particularly interested in selfless service or karma yoga. She urged all to volunteer their time and energy in service at Meher Mount. Equally, she encouraged service to the community at large.
SERVICE IS A WAY TO CONNECT WITH MEHER BABA AND THE LAND
For many, volunteering at Meher Mount is a means for connecting with the land and with Meher Baba.
For others, being a volunteer at Meher Mount is an opportunity to render service in honor of Avatar Meher Baba. Some see the work as a form of meditation. And others find a sense of camaraderie in service.
VIRTUAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES for MEHER MOUNT
Any of these service opportunities can be fulfilled in the comfort of your own home.
Help share Meher Baba’s life and words. Research specific topics related to Avatar Meher Baba's life and words for special days in His remembrance for the Story Blog, email communications and social media.
Help write Meher Mount’s history. The overview of Meher Mount’s history is documented, but it needs details to create the full and accurate story. Help search for, compile and interpret documents — letters, property records, news accounts, photographs and more — related to Meher Mount's history. The ideal is to create a booklet of Meher Mount’s history as well as publish stories for the Story Blog, email communications and social media.
Help boost Meher Mount’s social media activity and results. Social media continues to grow and reach those interested in learning more about spirituality, Avatar Meher Baba and the places dedicated to Him. This is an opportunity to learn more about using social media and/or use your existing social media skills to spread Meher Baba’s name and Meher Mount’s role as a place of universal pilgrimage. Focus on one or several social media channels: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Help Meher Mount raise money to preserve this sacred place. There are many avenues to assist with fundraising — creating social media fundraisers, managing the Sustainers’ Circle, major donor stewardship, planned giving, the Annual Fund Campaign, managing the annual phonathon. These opportunities require different skill sets ranging from record keeping, to writing, to organizing, to reaching out to individual donors. You can find the fundraising activity that best fits your skills and preferences.
ON-SITE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AT MEHER MOUNT
There are particular volunteer weekends and day events at Meher Mount when the adage “many hands make light work” is truly evident. Some of these volunteer days have ranged from harvesting dhuni sticks from Baba’s Tree, to a Scanning Fiesta!, to helping with fire prevention, to helping eliminate invasive plants.
Volunteer days at Meher Mount vary in scope, skills and timing. To be notified of these volunteer days, be sure to receive Meher Mount’s news and announcements via email by subscribing.
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