Toilers are volunteers who dedicate their skills to improving Tinsley Island. They work on projects, contribute sweat equity, and earn bragging rights to say: “I helped build that." Toilers are invited to come every weekend, one weekend or even just one day—whatever works for you, we are happy to have you. Over the years, the Club has benefited tremendously from the savings on projects that would have otherwise been very costly had Toilers not volunteered their time. It is because of the Toiler Volunteers and Tinsley Island Benefactors that Tinsley has been able to grow and improve so much.
During the weekend, your food will be complimentary. Both bunkhouses are open to Toilers complimentary during Toiler weekend. Should you choose to stay in the Lighthouse, you can do so for 50% the regular price.
Toilers are provided with Free lodging, ferry transportation and dockage, instruction on construction, fine food and drink and mentors for junior toilers
The toiling season consists of six weekends, beginning in March and ending in May. The exact dates change every year depending on the projects we have planned. In a typical weekend, here is what you can expect:
Friday evening: meet for appetizers, cocktails and dinner at Tinsley
Saturday: get started with breakfast and then dive into a full day of toiling, with a break for lunch. After a hard day’s work, enjoy another evening of appetizers, cocktails and dinner.
Sunday morning: breakfast and a lunch to go
Do you want to contribute to the Island, but lack handy skills? We welcome your other talents!
Cooks: every Toiler weekend, members to serve the volunteers as Chefs. These members get to show off their culinary prowess while feeding the masses—something we know is just as difficult as swinging a hammer.
Juniors: We always have tasks fit for kids, and Toiler Mentors on hand to teach them.
Benefactors: If you can't physically attend a Toiler weekend, but you're still interested in supporting the island, we encourage you to become a Tinsley Benefactor by filling out THIS form.
As a Tinsley Toiler or Benefactor, we welcome you to order our revamped "Toiler Garb."
Check out the inventory below and click HERE to download an order form. Order forms should be mailed to the Club, or delivered in person to the Front Desk.
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Toiler Baseball Cap