Live & Work Supporting Young Adults with Disabilities in Community


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20 Triform RoadHudson, NY 12534


If you are looking for a deeply enriching experience living and working with young adults with special needs in a warm and supportive community located in a beautiful rural landscape, Triform Camphill Community may be right for you. You will receive education, training, and support during your stay. Main Responsibilities As a coworker, you will live and work in our community, participating in all aspects of life. You will work closely with our young adults with special needs, become involved with their lives, and assisting them as necessary in a range of activities. Throughout your stay in Triform, you are expected to be a positive role model in the community. Interests and skills in biodynamic/organic gardening and farming, forestry renewal-woorworking,estate landscaping, weaving/crafting, pottery, cooking, baking, various therapies, music, arts and sports are very much welcomed. As an integral member of a household, you will be engaged in daily direct care and accompaniment of our young adults with special needs, as well as range of household and community events. You will also participate in workshops and other activities according to your skills, interests, and the needs of the community. Principal workshops include biodynamic farming and gardening, estate landscaping, forestry, pottery, weavery, home-economics, and bakery. Special interest and skills that can be offered in these workshops are welcomed. Afternoon course work includes, music, drama, speech, spacial dynamics, eurythmy, painting, and academic classes, among others. Special interests in these course works are welcomed. Your household chores may include cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc. Planning and creating social events and festivals will also be a component of your service at Triform. Requirements We desire our coworkers to be enthusiastic, mature, responsible and flexible. You must be in good health. Special interests and skills that will be great contributions to the community are welcomed. Experience working with adults with disabilities is a plus. Minimum requirements are 21 years of age, good health and a high school diploma. Benefits Full "room and board" are provided; in addition, volunteers receive $150 pocket money per month, medical insurance after the first six months, one day off per week plus other breaks arranged with the community, holiday/travel money ($500) after completion of twelve months. AmeriCorps There is also the opportunity to become an AmeriCorps Service Member during your time at Camphill Village Minnesota. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which may be used only to pay college costs or to repay student loans. Members may earn up to two awards and have seven years to use this benefit. Since the inception of AmeriCorps in 1994, more than 800,000 alumni have earned more than $2.4 billion in education awards. About Triform Triform Camphill Community, in Hudson, New York, is a residential community for young adults with developmental disabilities. It includes a dynamic mix of over 100 people spanning many generations, cultures and ranges of ability. Forty young adults with social, mental, physical and emotional disabilities live and work side-by-side with full-time volunteer resident staff and the staff's families on a 410-acre biodynamic/organic farm in beautiful Columbia County, NY. Triform is a model of care where young men and women with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental and neurological disabilities participate in dignified, purposeful work, share in warm, supportive relationships and make meaningful contributions to the well being of everyone in the Triform community. Triform is changing the way we understand and appreciate the capabilities of people with special needs. Triform is a forerunner and model in the disabilities field, where the ideals of inclusion and the development of individual potential are in the forefront. Triform's programs promote confidence, self-worth, independence and achievement on many levels. The Triform special needs community offers an enriching social, intellectual and cultural life for its students, and year-round vocational opportunities in organic and biodynamic farm and gardening. Triform is among a select group of farms in the U.S. certified by Demeter, which is regarded as the highest level of organic farming certification in the world.


  • Crafting
  • Pottery
  • Farming
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Gardening
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Patient and relax attitude, Able to work with young adults with special needs in the workshops.< /
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