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It’s Time for a Change!

What a world we live in. Life has been turned on its head by Covid19 and now American cities are burning with the fires of rage and disillusionment. Perhaps you are sitting with indecision about the future like so many others. Plans have been cancelled, all courses on-line, travel made very difficult, and so much more that it is dawning on you that something needs to be different. Our political systems, our relationships, our own thinking and hopes for the future need reconstruction. 

Camphill Village is a place that has been working for social and personal change for sixty years. People like you have come together to try to build a new model for life on this planet. We are an intentional community that practices shared economics, biodynamic (organic plus) agriculture, community decision making, producing handmade crafts, and a goal to restore the basic humanity of our members. And all of this is made possible by our secret ingredient; namely, the wonderful, insightful, faithful, and inspiring people with special needs with whom we live. We know that life must be lived for a purpose. This commitment to shared living opens the vistas of the future for us, a future that is about recognizing the potential of everyone and the benefits of a life lived with care and concern for others. And you can be a part of it! 

What’s in it for you? You will be able to experience life in community, living with several other people in a house and working with others in several of our work places. You can experience the beauty of our 600 acres…and the seasons… You will receive a place to live and wonderful, healthy food. You will be given a monthly monetary stipend to spend as you wish on incidentals and entertainment. Health insurance is provided. Vacation time and money is accrued. If you have college debt, we can help. You will meet people from all over the world. Mostly, you will be able to look at life…yours, even…from a different perspective, one which is much more concerned with doing than with thinking, and which will hopefully give you fresh insights into what life is asking of you. 

What do we ask in return? That you come to us with your heart open. That you join in the life of one or our houses and in our work areas. That you be willing to meet our residents on an equal level. That you be committed to transformation for the good in yourself, this community, our nations, and the world. That you help us learn new ways of being truly human in this ever-dehumanizing world. 

It is time for a change. Something new must begin to grow. We are convinced that Camphill Village is one of the places where this can be further fostered. We can change our thinking, but change only really happens when we put our thinking into action. You could act by joining us. We would welcome you.


Apply to be a live-in volunteer today.



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Types of Service

Requirements

Minimum of 19 years of age

Good physical and emotional health

Ability to live with and support adults with developmental disabilities

Length of Stay

At least one year

*We also welcome volunteers with Camphill experience, for the summer months, for six weeks or more.

Responsibilities

Live in a home with other volunteers and adults with special needs

Help to manage households, help to care for the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individuals whom you assist and with whom you live

Assist one another in one of our many workplaces (farm, garden, estate, bakery, candle shop, weavery, household, bookbindery, etc.)

Participate in planning festival celebrations and cultural offerings

Benefits

You will receive:

• Your own Bedroom and Board

• Allowance for Incidental Expenses

• Medical Insurance

• Education, Training and Support for the duration of your volunteership

• Three weeks of personal time for a one year commitment, in addition to free time, which is arranged within each individual house

*Dental and vision coverage are not offered for the first year of service.

Requirements

Minimum of 21 years of age

Good physical and emotional health

Ability to live with and support adults with developmental disabilities

Prior training in Social Therapy

Prior Camphill experience

Experience as a House Leader

Length of Stay

Three to five years

Responsibilities

Expected to fully participate in Village life and to lead households and/or workplaces.

Generally take on many roles in Village life, perhaps in addition to managing a household of volunteers, adults with special needs, and their own children

Create a healthy home environment

May have some administrative or organizational responsibility, serve on various committees, run a workplace, or be responsible for work crews working in the home

Can be involved in specific areas of interest such as developing and running a workplace (land or craft), and have an active role in the cultural life of the Village.

Benefits

You will receive:

• Your own Bedroom and Board

• Medical Insurance

• Education, Training and Support for the duration of your stay.

• Four weeks of Personal Time

Waldorf school education is available in the area for children.

Personal needs are met on an as-needed basis

*Dental and vision coverage are not offered for the first year of service.

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