Working with Us

Working With Us

A distant Pavilion seen through palm trees and yucca plants
Kelly Hadden

is found in the middle of a rural oasis in the Arizona Sonoran Desert outside Eloy, midway between Phoenix and Tucson. It is comprised of meeting spaces, a large professional kitchen, dormitories, a bookstore, a library, an art gallery, a swimming pool, and rental units. DRBI is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that is inspired by the peaceful and unifying teachings of the Bahá’í Faith

Volunteering at DRBI

This is worship, to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people”. –‘Abdu’l- Bahá

In the Bahá’í Faith, being of service is an extremely important and blessed gift, but you don’t have to be a Bahá’í to offer it.  At DRBI you can assist the Institute through a variety of ways:

  • Program and events coordination
  • Landscaping
  • Marketing assistance
  • Agricultural program assistance
  • Radio station administration
  • General administration 
  • Maintenance

And more…

Here are just a few of the wonderful volunteers at DRBI.

Top Row, l-r:  Roger and Doris Rasmussen, Viva Tomlin, Bonnie Tozer and her grandchildren, Lamont Baker

Bottom Row, l-r: Gayle Hanke, Rob Prater, John Hanke, and Bettie Johnston.

an older coupe smiles at the camera. The man has his arm around the woman and she's laughing.
Glenn Darling
a woman with dark hair and red lipstick sits in front of a microphone. She is reading a book out loud.
Glenn Darling
2 children sit on either side of theier grandmother. She has short white hair and black glasses and is reading them a story.
Glenn Darling
A man sits behind a desk in the bookstore. He has grey hair and a mustache and appears to be balancing sales accounts.
Glenn Darling
A smiling woman with glasses and a purple top stands in front of a magenta wall.
Glenn Darling
A man with dark glasses and a sun hat smiles at the camera.
Glenn Darling
a man is looking sideways towards the camera and smiling. He has grey hair and glasses and one hand on the refrigerator door.
Glenn Darling
A woman with grey hair and glasses, wearing a dark purple polo shirt with a gold insignia looks straight innto the camera.
Glenn Darling

Through Volunteering you acquire new skills, help build the skills of those around you, and participate in delivering services and programs to the broader community.

If you have questions or are interested in providing Volunteer service, please visit the Contribute page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be of service to our Arts and Agriculture Institute?  DRBI could not exist if were not for the generous, skilled involvement of our many volunteers.  We offer opportunities in these areas:

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager ensures that the Institute is maintained at the highest standard, while overseeing the general upkeep of all the grounds, buildings and structures on campus.  Click for position description

If you are interested in investigating a Volunteer experience at DRBI please visit the Contribute page.

Job Postings

As a not-for-profit organization DRBI relies primarily on Volunteers for the day-to-day operations of the Institute  That said there are occasional opportunities for full or part-time, Regular or Contract positions.  

Office Administrator  Full-time/Paid

The Office Administrator ensures that the Institute’s administrative functions are performed in a welcoming, professional and thorough manner while representing Desert Rose to external and internal clients. Click for position description