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Virtual Info Session with Camphill Communities and Leslie Garza ’14
July 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Leslie Garza ’14 and recruiter Lindsey Flicker to learn more about opportunities with Camphill Communities!
Camphill is a worldwide network of more than 100 nonprofit residential communities and special education schools whose core mission is to co-create full and meaningful lives for and with people with varied abilities. Camphill’s unique approach emphasizes environmental stewardship, creative expression, and authentic relationships. Each person in Camphill has space to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
We have diverse live-in volunteer opportunities available now through fall in our 10 U.S. communities and are offering positions from 3 to 12 months with the opportunity to extend your time. Some communities have open enrollment and some admit new volunteers in tandem with the academic year.
For all of these opportunities, we provide free room and board (a private room in an extended-family-style home and farm fresh meals). Other benefits, which vary somewhat by community and length of stay, include:
Modest monthly stipend and vacation money
College Loan Support Program
Access to shared cars (gas and insurance included)
Other basic essentials like toiletries
As part of the protective measures we’ve had in place since early March, we are providing spaces for new arrivals to comfortably quarantine for their first two weeks. During those two weeks there are plenty of opportunities to safely connect with folks in the community and work outdoors from a distance.
Our volunteers acquire a wide range of practical and creative skills they can carry into their lives after Camphill. They work side by side with folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other volunteers in a variety of activities that sustain the whole community, including:
Biodynamic farming, gardening, and beekeeping
Artisan baking, food preserving, and healthy cooking
Weaving, woodworking, candle making, ceramics, and other arts and handcrafts
Sustainable forestry and landscaping
Therapies, from graphic arts to music, drama, and dance
In their free time, volunteers enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, playing music together, and whatever other activities their inventive minds can come up with.