Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Date & Time Details: Arrive at 9am. Ends at 3pm.

Location: Five Oaks

Address: 1 Bethel Rd

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Thursdays with Brian and Randy

With Brian Hershey

Open Dates

Five Oaks invites you to come out for a fun day of volunteering any Thursday.

The  primary focus for Thursday’s is the bush and tree clearing over the septic system.  This  outdoor activity is an essential part of the Five Oaks restoration.  Teams have done major work already; however, we need to clear every spring and fall until the roots and scrub bush are gone.

Outdoor and indoor tasks  are available for all skill levels and abilities.  Outdoor tasks include burning brush, cutting off branches to putting wood into truck and stacking down the hill.

It is probable you will learn some of the history of Five Oaks, such as why we have an oversized septic system, as well as ministry requirements for septic system care.

Important notes

  • Dress for the weather and working outside (For those who are not able to work outside, there will also be inside tasks to be done)
  • A light lunch will be provided
  • Program is for adults, as well as highschool age if supervised by adult
  • Though the program is designed for day only, if you wish overnight accommodation please contact Five Oaks at

Take a moment and remember the joy of working together and why Five Oaks is important to so many.


Brian Hershey
Brian is a life-long Five Oaks person.   He is dedicated to youth ministry having provided leadership at Five Oaks and Camp Big Canoe. He can be regularly found with a hammer or a paintbrush providing service to Five Oaks and supporting maintenance co-ordinators. Brian is a retired EMT and ER nurse.
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