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Transform Your World

Camphill Village Copake has been working for social and personal change for 60 years. People like you have come together to try to build a new model for life on this planet. Change only really happens when we put our thinking into action. You could act by joining us.

Shared living at Camphill Village brings a new future into focus; a future that is about recognizing the potential of everyone and the benefits of a life lived with care and concern for others.

We ask that you make a commitment to this transformation for the good in yourself, this community, our nations and the world. We ask that you help us to learn new ways of being truly human in an ever-dehumanizing world.

It is time for a change. Something new is growing at Camphill Village and we welcome you to be a part of this transformation.

Read our full essay here.

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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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