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Camphill Village USA, Inc
 
 
 
The mission of Camphill is to uphold the dignity of every human being, particularly where the individual is challenged by developmental disabilities. It is a life sharing community where volunteers live and work together with adults with developmental disabilities. Now, for more than 50 years, Camphill Village is a place where the value of community and the power of the human spirit are recognized and nurtured. Camphill is a unique residential community of 240 people in Copake, New York where dedicated volunteers from around the world and adults with developmental disabilities share a life together. Volunteers have a personal commitment to build community life and fully share their lives with people with developmental disabilities. They do not receive a salary as such, instead a community budget is established that meets everyone's basic needs. Camphill Village offers dignified, challenging work and training opportunities. Volunteers support adults with developmental disabilities in fine craft workshops, working side by side, making items of value and beauty. Crafts include candle making, woodworking, stained glass, book binding and weaving. The Village offers a range of land work: estate work, dairy farm, extensive vegetable garden, seed garden and a Healing Plant garden. Volunteers also work in the houses, the Village bakery,cafe, coffee shop, and co-op. Cultural, educational and artistic activities both within and outside of Camphill Village, including lectures, plays, concerts, a bell choir, singing groups, and painting are enjoyed by everyone. We offer orientation and training courses to all new volunteers and a 4.5 year Seminar in Social Therapy.
 
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Member Duties : You will live in a large extended family household (10-15 people) some with developmental disabilities. Every volunteer (co-worker) has their own bedroom. Volunteers are responsible for the physical care and social well being of adults with developmental disabilities in the household. You may work in one of the craft shops making items of value and beauty; on the land - forestry, estate work, dairy farming, vegetable, seed or herb gardening; in one of the houses - cooking, cleaning and creating a warm, nourishing environment; or the Village bakery, cafe coffee shop, or co-op. Cultural, educational and artistic activities including lectures, plays, concerts, a bell choir, singing groups, and painting are enjoyed by everyone. We offer orientation and training courses to all new volunteers and a four and a half year Seminar in Social Therapy. This program begins each September.
 
Program Benefits :
Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Housing ,  med.insurance from start, all meals ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Health ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  First Aid ,  Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Medicine ,  Education ,  Social Therapy ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Camphill Village USA, Inc

Program Start/End Date
03/01/2015  -   03/01/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  19    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2015  To  03/01/2016 

Contact Nicoline Autrey
Camphill Village USA, Inc
Copake   NY   12516
518-329-4851
volunteer@camphillvillage.org
www.camphillvillage.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 5194


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