Donate and Volunteer

Your Support Matters!


As a mission-driven, non-profit organization we rely on donors to subsidize all components of our retreats including facilities, food, amenities, upgrades, and staffing. With that support, we strive to create a nurturing and transformative environment where individuals can find solace, healing, and personal growth. Your help is invaluable in sustaining this haven of renewal. Your generous contributions enable us to maintain our facilities, expand our programs, and ensure accessibility for all who seek refuge here. By donating, you become an integral part of our mission to foster well-being for all who retreat. Every contribution, regardless of size, allows us to continue offering a space where individuals can reconnect with themselves, their faith, and find peace amidst life’s challenges.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to help with any of our needs, simply click on this designated giving link or you can send a check to Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center, 7984 257thSt. W, Farmington, MN 55024. Are you a Thrivent member? Do you have Thrivent Choice Dollars to donate? We gladly accept Thrivent Choice dollars at any time. If you have questions about other ways to donate, please contact Theresa Latini, Executive Director, at or 952-469-2175. Thank you so much for your support! 


There are many ways to contribute to our work through volunteering. Each spring and fall, we host a volunteer day to work on seasonal projects with many hands. Opportunities include planting flowers, wood splitting, small repairs, gardening, trail maintenance, and more. Additionally, it’s common that our need for extra support arises outside of those two days. When this happens, we are grateful for those volunteers willing to help. Volunteer as an individual or as a team building activity! Bring your church, book club, girl/boy scouts, or corporate group! We have year-round opportunities, can be flexible with scheduling, and can schedule 1X or as on-going projects. Additional opportunities include:

  • Nature & Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Kitchen & Meal Service
  • Greeting & Front Desk
  • Special Events

If you are interested in volunteering during a scheduled event or on your own time, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator Emily Osnes at