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Find Your Purpose

Are you ready to embark on a path of self-discovery?

Immerse yourself in our vibrant community, living alongside others in a common spirit of inclusion and sustainability. You will master practical and creative skills within village life, developing new clarity, purpose, and self-assurance. As we learn and grow together, we sustain our village through one another’s valued contributions and forge deep bonds that last a lifetime.

The path toward new breakthroughs in your quest for personal growth begins at Camphill Village Copake.

Discover Your Path

If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Inquiry Form, and submit a copy to volunteer@camphillvillage.org.To view and apply for specific positions, please visit our openings database and complete a full application. To learn about our J-1 visa sponsorships, click here.

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Volunteering at Camphill Village Copake

Joel Park has been a member of the village for about nine years. He says the most rewarding part of his work is seeing the young adults blossom into their adulthood. “It’s really incredible to see what these young people are capable of doing.”

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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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