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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

Short-term volunteer From 15 Jul 2020

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 3 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: Una Brady una.brady.greenacres@camphill.ie

3 Lifesharing Live-In FEMALE CO WORKERS URGENTLY REQUIRED From 01 Aug 2020

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 8 young adults between the ages of 18-24 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 Ben Gamble

on 00353 45 481597
or 00353 85 1311608.


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
The Bridge Community View Herethebridge CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 or 00353 851311608

Short term volunteers From 01 Aug 2020

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 young team of about 8 young adults between the ages of 18-24 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 Ben Gamble on 00353 45 481597 or 00353 85 1311608.


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
The Bridge Community View Herethebridge CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: Ben Gamble admin.thebridge@camphill.ie 00353 45 481597 OR 00353 85 1311608

3 Volunteer Care Assistants From 01 Sep 2020

Camphill Dingle is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and responsible volunteers with an interest in Socialcare work and Social Pedagogic activities, also experience in Crafts, Music, organic farm and garden work and outdoor activities will add a great benefit to our Residential and Day Service.

 

Accommodation is sharing a small house with other volunteers and you will be volunteering 40 hours/week not more than 12 hours a day at different times during the days and evenings in Camphill Dingle Residential and Day Service.

 

 

Good spoken and written English Good communication skills Ability to work in a team

Period: Minimum 6 months Minimum Age 18
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For more info contact: Uta Jensen Volunteer.Dingle@camphill.ie +353 66 915 2512

2 Junior cowworker From 01 Oct 2020

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! Our starting dates are flexible - in your application please answer these two additional questions. 1: when are you free to start? 2: how long do you wish to stay?


Induction and certified training will be provided as required by regulations. 

Period: Minimum 9 months Minimum Age 19
Callan Community View Herecallan CommunityApply Now
For more info contact: callan@camphill.ie

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