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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

1 Mature Short Term Coworker (residential volunteer) From 30 Nov 2017

We are looking for an enthusiastic and mature female co-worker who can stay with us for at least one year. 

You will be supporting a self directed living of an individual with an intellectual disabilities as well as supporting others in the organisation. 

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. 

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

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!


 Good level of English Some work experience in the field of disability

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 19
Carrick-on-Suir Community View Herecarrick-on-suir CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Khyn Yap camphillcarrick@gmail.com

2 Lifesharing Live-In Coworker/Lifesharer From 04 Jan 2018

We are urgently looking for 2 female or male Volunteers, who are motivated, energetic, responsible and interested in joining our life sharing community to live and work alongside adults with special needs. 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 a empathetic, caring and responsible person 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

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
Grangebeg Community View Heregrangebeg CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Andrea Pedersen grangebeg@camphill.ie 00353 45 406050

1 Lifesharing Live-In short term co-worker From 08 Jan 2018

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. Vacancie available from February 2016


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 21
Mountshannon Community View Heremountshannon CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: camphillmountshannon@gmail.com

2 Female Co-worker (residential volunteer) From 22 Jan 2018

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 extinguisher training.

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

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
Carrick-on-Suir Community View Herecarrick-on-suir CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: camphillcarrick@gmail.com

2 Lifesharing Live-In Co-worker From 01 Feb 2018

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 camphillduffcarrig@gmail.com; +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
Duffcarrig Community View Hereduffcarrig CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Claire McCreesh camphillduffcarrig@gmail.com +353 (0) 871826510

1 SHORT TERM CO-WORKER From 01 Mar 2018

We are looking for Volunteers who are motivated, enthusiastic and responsible to join our life sharing community, live and work alongside adults with special needs. The role involves living in a household in the community together with (young) adults with special needs. You will join one of our house communities, where you share responsibilities with other volunteers. You will be working and living very closely not only with our special needs people,  but also with our other volunteers. The start date is early September It would be an advantage if you would have a drivers license with at least 2 years driving experience. Although we prefer applicants who are 20 years or older and can make a commitment for at least one year, it is not a specific requirement and for the right candidate, we can be flexible! If you have any questions or want to know more about this position, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Average/Good  level of spoken English is essential! Having a driver license for 2 years or more is an advantage. Mature personality

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 20
Dingle Community View Heredingle CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Uta Jensen volunteeringdingle@gmail.com (+353) 66 915 2512 Office hours every Tuesday & Wednesday 9-5

1 Short-term volunteer, social care worker From 01 Jun 2018

Do you come from a nursing background? We are offering one placement for a motivated young woman who is interested in care work and wishes to experience our life-sharing community spread over a small seaside village. You will join one of our three small house communities, where you share responsibilities with two other volunteers from many different countries. Each household is guided by house-coordinators and offers a home to up to three residents with disabilities. Camphill Ballymoney operates a small garden, a basket-workshop, a felt workshop and a small coffee-shop all of which have vacancies arising in the near future. Good English is essential, craft skills are welcome but full training will be given. Sign language is part of our ongoing training. Preference is given to those who can commit for the full year and who are 21 years or over.


Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 20
Ballymoney Community View Hereballymoney CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: For further questions and application forms please contact Elke Williams info@camphillballymoney.ie

1 Care support worker From 01 Jun 2018

We are offering a placement for one young man, who wishes to experience our life-sharing community spread over a small seaside village. Your home will be one of our three small houseswhere you share responsibilities with two other volunteers from many different countries. Each household is guided by house-coordinators.  As a member of a team you will support two persons with varying levels of independence.

Camphill Ballymoney operates a small garden, a basket-workshop, a textile workshop and a small coffee-shop all of which have vacancies arising in the near future. Good English is essential, craft skills are welcome but full training will be given. Sign language is part of our ongoing training. Preference is given to those who can commit for the full year and who are 21 years or over.


You will learn to use sign language to communicate with others.

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 20
Ballymoney Community View Hereballymoney CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: For further information and application forms please contact Elke Williams. info@camphillballymoney.ie

2 Junior coworker From 01 Jul 2018

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 training and induction will be provided

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 19
Callan Community View Herecallan CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

2 Lifesharing Live-In Junior coworker From 01 Aug 2018

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 training and induction will be provided

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 19
Callan Community View Herecallan CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

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