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Gap Year 

Many people are considering taking a GAP year before or between studies, and the various vacancies for volunteer roles in Camphill offer unique possibilities for such an experience. The feedback from people that have taken a GAP year in Camphill is generally positive and sometimes life-changing, even if it can be intensive and tiring at times. Many students who are considering a career in this field are finding the experience extremely usefull in order to assess their own strenghts and weeknesses in this area and develop their skills and proffessional knowledge.

 

FSJ Vacancies - Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr im Ausland

In some countries there are recognised governement sponsered programes such as FSJ or a "Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr" in Germany. In order to acces these programmes individuals will need to find a sponsoring partnership organisation, such as "Freunde der Erziehungskunst" in order to register. We will collaborate with such organisations,who also provide training, seminars and evaluations. If you wish to pursue this route and people in our communities will give you advise around different options or organisations available.Some such organisations will charge a fee for these services. Please note that you can also apply without such organisatiuons should you wish, however in the case of students who are dependants and whose families are claiming child benefit, it may not be possible to do so without a partnership organisation.

Vacancies

Short term volunteers From 30 Jan 2020

Male and Female Volunteers We are always looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. You will join a vibrant young team of about 8 young adults between the ages of 18-24 from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone - Contact Ben Gamble on 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608.


A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 OR 00353 85 1311608

Short term Co-workers From 01 Feb 2020

We are looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life-sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs.

You will join a vibrant young team young adults from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year.

Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have.

You can make contact by email or phone -

Contact Wendy Leonard @ wendy.leonard.ballybay@camphill.ie

Phone: 0871131003


A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. Reflective supervision is provided on a one to one basis at regular intervals.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 0
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For more info contact: Wendy Leonard wendy.leonard.ballybay@camphill.ie 0871131003

2 Female Residential Volunteers/Co Workers From 03 Feb 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can stay with us for at least one year.

Your work and life involve supporting people with/without intellectual disabilities in house communities and workshops by working together.

Excellent English is essential and good sense of humor and communication skills will be important. It is also important to have willingness to work and cooperate closely with people who have chosen to live and work in Camphill and willingness to learn and accept something different from what you have known. 

We will offer you an introductory training as well as mandatory trainings such as manual handling, fire training.

This work and life are challenging but rewarding. If you want to develop yourself and experience something very different from what you have experienced, this is the place for you.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: volunteer.carrick@camphill.ie

2 Lifesharing Live-In Short term co-worker From 20 Feb 2020

We are looking for young people over 21 years old, to volunteer in Camphill Community Mountshannon, preferably for a year. We would like to have people who could work with our friends with special needs. Some of our people may require more physical care than the others. On the other hand others may need different care when they are worried about some things. They all need different kind of care/ help/ support one way or another so that they can contribute to the work /life in the community or pursue their personal goal else where. We would like to have some yourng people who comes with genuine interest to work with peope in general. Good English is essential. 


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 21
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For more info contact: camphillmountshannon@gmail.com

2 Lifesharing Live-In Co-worker From 01 Apr 2020

We are looking for motivated, energetic and responsible volunteers interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. You will join a vibrant young team of about 20-25 young adults from many different countries. The role involves living in a household in the community together with adults with special needs, supporting them in their day to day needs and work life. This role would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. Good English is essential and preference is given to those who can commit for the full year. Please do get in touch with us personally to explore more about the role, we are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can make contact by email or phone - Contact Claire McCreesh on volunteer.duffcarrig@camphill.ie; +353 87 182 6510 A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, farming/gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. English language is a key requirement. Full training and induction into the role will be provided as well as mandatory external training. We look forward to hearing from you.


Qualifications: Good level of English (essential). Good communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Previous experience in Camphill (very good but not essential). We'll provide training for this task. We need caring, enthusiastic and organized people who are able to help take care of the house, residents and also join our workshops.  

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Claire McCreesh volunteer.duffcarrig@camphill.ie +353 (0) 871826510

2 Lifesharing Live-In Junior Coworkers From 01 Jul 2020

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic young men and women who would like to spend a year sharing our community life in a small town near Kilkenny. Volunteers will join a house community supporting adults with a variey of needs. Some of those we support have high needs, including physical / intimate care and constant supervision. Others live in their own accommondation and need friends visiting regularly to support them as they manage their own lives. Our life is challenging for all, and very rewarding for those who engage and participate fully. Good English is essential, and it helps if you bring energy, initiative and humour! In your application, please answer these two additional questions: 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Basic induction and training will be provided.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 19
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For more info contact: info.callan@camphill.ie

3 Junior cowworker From 01 Aug 2020

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic young men who would like to spend a year sharing our community life in a small town near Kilkenny. Volunteers will join a house community supporting adults with a variey of needs. Some of those we support have high needs, including physical / intimate care and constant supervision. Others live in their own accommondation and need friends visiting regularly to support them as they manage their own lives. Our life is challenging for all, and very rewarding for those who engage and participate fully. Good English is essential, and it helps if you bring energy, initiative and humour! Our starting dates are flexible - in your application please answer these two additional questions. 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Basic induction and training will be provided

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
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For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

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