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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 programmes 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 people in our communities will  advise you 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 organisations 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

Local Day volunteers - Starting date flexible From 15 Jun 2022

At all our Communities we always welcome new volunteers to join our dynamic team of volunteers. There are many ways in which people can volunteer in our community and many different areas, some of which are:

If you have a spare few hours a week and would like to become involved in some way in our community please fill in the application form or phone Noortje van Deursen who will be happy to discuss options with you.

  • House Workshop - cooking, baking, cleaning or looking after the domestic garden
  • Garden Workshop
  • Farm Workshop
  • Liveskills program

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18
Ballymoney Community View Hereballymoney CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Noortje van Deursen Noortje.vanDeursen.National@Camphill.ie +353 (0) 873483064

1 Lifesharing Live-In Short Term Volunteers for 12 months From 01 Aug 2022

Camphill Community Kyle is a small sized community in the South east of Ireland , County Kilkenny.  Kyle is land-based and a residential facility for 16 adults with various support needs. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have an interest in community life and in supporting individuals throughout their daily life. Kyle has a team of health care proffessionals who together with volunteers create a healthy and friendly environment. Kyle has a small farm and  garden as well as craft workshops and training programmes on-site. Some activity like hydrotherapy, swimming, outdoor pursuit or educational programmes like woodwork and art education programmes are off site. Volunteers live in the same house as the residents.

We provide induction and training to all successful applicants for the volunteer positions. 

We would like that our volunteers will stay for a period of 12 months in the Community

 

 

 


There's no qualification required for a volunteer position, however good written and spoken English skills are required. Applicants should be enthusiatic, sociable, enjoy spending time with others and be able to work as part of a team.           

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
Kyle Community View Herekyle CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Noortje van Deursen Noortje.vanDeursen.National@camphill.ie

2 Lifesharing Live-In Short Term Volunteer From 01 Aug 2022

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

 


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
Ballybay Community View Hereballybay CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Noortje van Deursen Noortje.VanDeursen.National@camphill.ie

Short-term volunteer From 15 Aug 2022

Short Term Volunteer Vacancies

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 team of about 2 young adults volunteers from 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.

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.


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. A keen interest in adults with special needs is required. An interest in social care, art, music, gardening, homemaking or a specific craft is an advantage. 

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
Greenacres Community View Heregreenacres CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Noortje van Deursen Noortje.vanDeursen.national@camphill.ie

1 Lifesharing Live-In Short Term Volunteer From 15 Aug 2022

Dunshane Camphill Community is looking for outgoing young people to join our life sharing community working alongside adults with support needs. This role involves living in a household together with people with special needs, supporting them in their day-to-day needs and work life and would best suit empathetic, caring and responsible people with a strong sense of commitment. 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. We look forward to hearing from you. English language is a key requirement for the role. 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.


Good English Language Skills

Period: Minimum 1 year Minimum Age 18
Dunshane Community View Heredunshane CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Noortje van Deursen Noortje.vanDeursen.National@camphill.ie

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