About Camphill Village Minnesota:
Camphill Village Minnesota is a non-profit community in Central Minnesota. Our mission is to create and sustain community where people with and without disabilities live, work and care for each other to foster social, spiritual, cultural and agricultural renewal.
Every year CVM welcomes individuals from around the globe to share in our life together. These volunteers join us for one year, working to support adults with special needs, and to contribute to the social and cultural life of our community. While here at CVM opportunities for growth and development are regularly offered, whether that be continuing experience through hands on training, or through attendance of workshops and conferences. Often these volunteers, otherwise known as coworkers find that they would like to extend their stay another year or more, some choose to take on workshops or become long-term service providers as well.
The services that coworkers provide brings a fresh perspective to our community, and imparts dynamism into our daily lives. Some people come to us for a refreshing new take on life after university, many are seeking a new direction in their lives, and still others are searching for something more permanent. Regardless of their motivations, co-workers come bringing gifts of knowledge and experience that serve the community, and leave with even more to share with the world around them.
A co-worker is an individual who commits to one year of service, with an option to extend his/her time in the community.
As a co-worker, one is expected to be capable of being in a supervisory role if/when requested by their householder/workshop leader. Short-term co-workers are central pillars for our longer term co-workers. Most one year service providers work one half of a day in a household, and the other half of a day in one of our workshops* including the garden, the farm, the estate crew, the bakery, weavery, one of our artistic endeavours, or the woodshop. One may participate in planning festival celebrations and cultural offerings.
All new volunteers participate in an intensive orientation the first two weeks after their arrival. This training includes online Star courses, individual and group Camphill-Specific Trainings, and training specific to the house and people with whom they will be living. The trainings include: First Aid; Medication Administration; Person-Centered Practice; Positive Supports; the Human, Civil, and Privacy Rights of vulnerable adults; CVM policies; and life in a Camphill community. Additional trainings are offered, or supported, in addition to the required training, if a volunteer is interested in a specific topic that contributes to their work in the community.
- Cooking / Catering
- Elder care
- Social Work
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training