Volunteering from overseas
They live and work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and other special needs in one of eighteen Camphill communities in the Republic of Ireland. Volunteers come from around the globe and from diverse backgrounds. They come to Camphill for different reasons and for different lengths of time.
Ways of volunteering in Camphill include: doing Zivildienst im Ausland or a freiwilliges soziales Jahr if you're coming from Germany; or doing a gap year abroad if you're coming from elsewhere.
Working as a volunteer
Work undertaken can include personal support for individuals; cooking and cleaning for households; farming, gardening, and craft work.
Living & working in Camphill
Young people often volunteer at one of our communities for a short period. They give valuable help in the running of households, craft workshops, the working of the land and educational activities.
For everyone in the community, the basic impulse is that members work together to build a healing environment that encourages each person to develop his or her full potential.