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Nov 01 2017


Co-Worker / Vocational

Minimum Age 18

Duration Minimum 6 months

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; +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.


Oct 01 2017

Experienced farmer/gardener

Co-Worker / Vocational

Minimum Age 0

Duration Minimum 6 months

We are seeking a dedicated farmer/gardener with experience to join our community who will focus solely on the operational aspects of the farm/garden. Although no house responsibilities or care duties will be required of the chosen candidate, due to the nature of our community, an understanding of intellectual disabilities is required as well as the need to adhere to personal care plans.
On the farm, we have milking cows, sucklers, followers, pigs, sheep, and chicken. We also grow potatoes and fodder crops. The garden produces fruit and vegetables for the community and also looks after the orchard.
?To apply: Please contact Claire McCreesh on for an application form or if you have any questions. Or on +353 (0)871826510



Good English essential.

Experience of working on a farm/garden


Jan 01 1970

Community Volunteer


Minimum Age 18

Duration Minimum 3 months

Depending on your skills and interests, volunteers will generally be asked to assist our residents with their daily workshops (either garden, farm, weavery, pottery, cooking or cleaning) all of which are on site. If you have a special skill that you want to come and share then that is welcome too. 

Or if what you can offer is to sit and have a cup of tea with one of our residents once a week then that is great too. Friendship for our residents is what benefits them most so if you have an hour to go for a walk on a summer evening, do small crafts or a morning when you could help at the workshops or feed the chickens then we want to hear from you!

To start your volunteeting journey today: contact Claire on 0871826510






The interested volunteer needs to be cheerful, patient and enjoy working in a team environment and also have an interest in working with adults with intellectual disabilities. A good level of English is also required.



Jan 01 1970

Social Care Worker


Minimum Age 0

Duration 1 year Contract

Applications are sought from individuals who have a third level qualification in Social Care, Health & Social Care, Social work, Nursing or other relevant health qualification and a proven track record of providing person centred care. Experience of working with people with an intellectual disability and/or persons with a dual diagnosis is essential. Ideally experience of mental health support, as well as a working knowledge of Person Centred and Behavioural Support Planning within an adult’s residential service is desired. Successful applicants will be required to work with house co-ordinators and provide cover in their absence. Flexibility and ability to work weekends and unsociable hours as required is essential.

Camphill Community Duffcarrig is one of eighteen Camphill Communities in Ireland that offer a range of residential and day care services. We work from an anthroposophical approach based on mutual care and respect in which people with special needs, co-workers and their families work and life share in supportive sustainable communities that develop healthy social relationships. Set on a 50 acre organic farm with 7 households, gardens and workshops, our aim is to work in a caring and sustainable way with our environment whilst providing an excellent quality life for members of the community that enables them to achieve their full potential in life as equal citizens. 

Please contact the following for further details:
Jennifer Greiner
Camphill Community Duffcarrig
053 9425911



Contact Duffcarrig

Address  Gorey
Co. Wexford 
Phone  +353 (0) 53 9425911 

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