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Innisfree Village Inc.

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Innisfree Village is looking for motivated, passionate, and caring individuals who are interested in rural community living with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are seeking a one-year service-oriented experience. Alongside our residents and staff, volunteers experience the daily joys and challenges of living, working, and playing in a close-knit environment, learning from each other and developing profound, lifelong relationships. As an intentional, lifesharing community, Innisfree Village values meaningful work and fosters creativity through artistic crafts, stewardship of the land, and daily community life.

Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Charlottesville, Virginia, Innisfree Village is a residential, lifesharing community with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents (whom we call coworkers) and residential volunteers work together on a 550-acre farm in a therapeutic environment
emphasizing empowerment, interdependence, and mutual respect of all community members. Residential Volunteers live together with coworkers in family-style homes throughout the village. During a one-month training and orientation period, volunteers learn house management skills that include cleaning, cooking, laundry, shopping, and finances as well as caring for the personal needs of each coworker. Volunteers are
also engaged in therapeutic work in the art studio, bakery, community kitchen, farm, herb and vegetable gardens, free school activities like pottery, the weavery, and the woodshop. Fifteen to twenty people, all with various backgrounds and nationalities, are needed each year. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, able to make a one-year commitment and be patient, empathetic, flexible, and positive.

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About Innisfree Village Inc.

Location:

5505 Walnut Level Road, Crozet, VA 22932, US

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to a lifesharing model of living which means that residents and their volunteer caregivers live as families in the community's 15 houses. In this close-knit environment, people develop profound relationships based on mutual needs, respect, and love.

Description

Innisfree Village is a fully licensed, residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1971, this nonprofit, nonsectarian, therapeutic farm community is located on 550 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5505 WALNUT LEVEL ROADCROZETCROZET, VA 22932

(38.18794,-78.6909)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year commitment of service
  • Will have the equivalent of a high school diploma and/or at least two years of college or comparable experience -Exhibits patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor -Experience working with adults with disabilities is preferred, but not required

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