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Vocational Volunteer Vacancies

For some people who join Camphill it becomes more of a vocation and their community feels very much like their family and place in life. And while this way of life can no doubt be demanding and challenging, day to day life is meaningful and rewarding. Camphill is always looking for people that may consider joining as an individual, family or maybe at a later stage in  life. Such people's life experince adds to the fabric of community life. And while few may dedicate their whole life to such a cause, some people give 3-5 years to help run and manage a community and be part of this amazing and ambitous social endeavour. Some communities have dedicated family accommodation that is attached to a house community.


All communities would be delighted to talk with you and answer your questions about longterm Vocational Volunteering. We would generally strongly encourage an exploratory visit that can help to give an insight into the day to day life of the community and create clarity for you as well as for the community whether this way of life may be for you. We will also help families to identify options in relation to schools for children and give advice on how to find ways to adjust to this different way of life as a family.


All vocational volunteers will be supported through training and induction, to help people find their bearings and understand the professional aspects that are a part of this way of life. Where people make a 3-5 years commitment communities will generally explore with people other training options including studying at third level or finding specific courses or programmes. Where the community financially supports such training or thrid level study fees they may insist on a commitment to return in service within the community


Camphill will endeavor to support individuals who have given several years as a vocational volunteer in Camphill to make a transition to their next stage in life whether financially or humanly, as we recognise the huge contributions that such individuals and families make to the life of the community, and wish to support people after they leave Camphill to the extent possible.


Long Term Residential Volunteers / House Parents in a life sharing household From 01 Aug 2017


We are looking for House Parents, and we welcome applications from single people or couples, prepared to join us as enthusiastic and responsible co-workers, with an interest in Camphill life and preferably some experience in community living, although this is not essential. The house communities are at the heart of life at The Bridge. We need people who can help us carry the responsibility and consciousness of our community and to participate in all aspects of our daily life, working as part of a wider team with our dedicated employees, volunteers, younger residential volunteers and social care professionals.

English language is key requirement. Full induction and training 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 2 years Minimum Age 25
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For more info contact: Ben Gamble 00353 45 481597 or 00353 851311608

Lifesharing Live-In long term residential volunteers From 01 Aug 2017

Camphill Community Mountshannon is in the early stages of looking for House Coordinators for a potential new house in the Community. We welcome applications from single, couples or families, prepared to join our young community as enthusiastic and responsible coworkers, with an interest in Camphill life and Ethos, preferably with experience in community living, social care although this is not essential.


We need people who can help us carry the responsability and consciousness of our community and to participate in all aspects of our daily life, together with a team of long term coworkers and employees.

Applicants need to be open and willing to carry administrative tasks and to work in accordance with the National Standards for Social Care.

What we are envisioning is a third residential house, commencing mid 2017 approx. Our community life includes: a supported independent living programme; a developing day service;a weavery; a basket weavery and a small garden/farm which we are in the early stages of transforming into a Social farm.Our houses are in separate locations on the edges of a small village and integration in every day life of the village is very important to us.

Initial expressions of interest to

Period:Minimum 2 years:Minimum age:25

Period: Minimum 2 years Minimum Age 25
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For more info contact:

2 Lifesharing Live-In Long-term Co-Worker From 01 Sep 2017

Camphill Community Grangemockler is looking for an individual or a couple with several years of Camphill experience and ideally an anthroposophic education who could lead and drive the cultural and spiritual life of the community. The person we are looking for must be fully committed to the Camphill ethos and knowledgeable in the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and how these are applied in Social Therapy and willing to teach others as well as lead by example. The person or couple would not be expected to be part of the day-to-day management of the community but their responsibility would be the cultural and spiritual life of the community. This may be suitable for a long-term co-worker looking to move into semi-retirement but remain living in a community.

In-depth knowledge of and commitment to the Camphill ethos, social therapy and anthroposophy. The person should be of good character and ideally be experienced in organising and leading cultural events and teaching.

Period: Longterm Minimum Age 23
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For more info contact: George Frister

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