Volunteers live and work in our community in extended family-like settings with residential students and faculty. They guide a group of neuro-diverse children, youngsters or young adults through daily functional and academic learning goals, social and communication processes, personal hygiene routines, and any challenges they might encounter along the way.
Home life responsibilities include meal preparation, helping to maintain cleanliness and beauty in the home environment, assisting to create festivities that may occur (i.e. Birthdays, seasonal celebrations, etc.).
School tasks will include assisting in classroom with 1-2 students and participating in classroom activities.
Pre-vocational activities may be required as well. If working with high school aged students there is a program specifically for them in the afternoon school hours which would include assistance in one of the following crews: Woodworking, pottery, weavery, land crew, garden crew, barn crew, the community store, and life skills.
Room and board; $225 monthly stipend; Health insurance
Access to a car, and driving insurance coverage
Certified training in CPR, basic first aid, lifeguarding, non-violent crisis intervention
Generous time off during traditional school breaks
College Loan Support Program
Option to fulfill a requirement for a course or practicum (for current college students)
Access to the Camphill Academy (optional degree pursual, with BA option)
Duration: Three to 12-month commitment preferred; flexible. Arrive in the last week of August for Fall start
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Excellent communication skills
Good physical strength
Ability to perform well in an environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
Willingness to learn
Must be able to pass a FBI background check
The Intangible Benefits:
Living, working, and learning amidst ethnic and cultural diversity
Gender equality and diversity
Rich festival and cultural life
Forming lifelong relationships
Opportunity to gain or hone a practical skill alongside our students in activities such as woodworking, pottery, weaving and other forms of handwork, animal husbandry, organic/biodynamic farming and gardening, music, and drama
Proximity to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York
Previous work with children and/or youth is an advantage. We are looking for people with self motivation and initiative, a good sense of humor, competency in their work ethics, a willingness to learn, and an open mind to new and different approaches.
Some college background is preferred minimum requirement is a High School Diploma or its equivalent.