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Camphill Village Kimberton Hills

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Each year we welcome about 25 new members into the community who become integrated into all aspects of life here in the village. Residents participate in many activities including homemaking, crafts, and agriculture, with the opportunity to focus on what they are most passionate about.

All of our community positions are fully supported volunteer positions including free room and board and other benefits.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Volunteers are responsible for the well-being of those they live and work with. This could include:

  • Cooking meals
  • Cleaning common spaces
  • Emotional support
  • Personal care
  • Joining housemates in social outings
  • Participating in house meetings
  • Leading or supporting one of the craft or farming groups

Agricultural and craft crews include:

  • Our vegetable CSA, raw milk dairy farm, herb garden, orchard, and grounds/forestry crew
  • Handcrafts such as weaving, fiber arts, ceramics and mosaics
  • Bakery and cafe

Applicant requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License helpful but not required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform well in environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Compensation:

  • Private room in one of our lifesharing houses
  • Room and board (utilities and wifi included)
  • Farm-fresh meals
  • Monthly stipend for year-long volunteers
  • Assistance with medical expenses (after 3 months)
  • Assistance with student loan debt
  • Access to village vehicles, gas and insurance provided
  • Educational opportunities including conferences and workshops
  • Three weeks of vacation per year.
We ask for a one year commitment - with the opportunity to stay on if it's a good match!

About Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a vibrant farming and handcrafting community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Kimberton Hills residents, living and helping each other side by side, create a dynamic and caring community for people of all ages and varied abilities. Located on 432 acres of farm, gardens and woodlands in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Kimberton Hills is also a local center for culture and a model for sound ecological living. The mission at Kimberton Hills is to create and maintain a land-based community together with adults with special needs. Members of the community support one another to contribute to the wider society through biodynamic agriculture, handcrafts, and other ecological, social, cultural and educational endeavors.

See us in action!

www.camphillkimberton.org

https://www.facebook.com/CamphillVillageKimbertonHills/

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About Camphill Village Kimberton Hills

Location:

PO Box 1045, 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, PA 19442, US

Mission Statement

To create and maintain a community that promotes well-being and dignity, especially including individuals with developmental disabilities; Administers land and natural resources according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, other ecologically sound practices, and conservation.

Description

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is an agricultural and crafts community striving to restore vitality to community life and the natural enviornment. We live and work together, serving in extended family style households, craft workshops (bakery, textiles, pottery, woodwork), estate work, organic gardening and farming. The village fosters a strong cultural life of festivals, music, and art.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 10451601 Pughtown RoadKimberton, PA 19442

(40.1348,-75.5834)
 

SKILLS

  • Housekeeping
  • Pottery
  • Baking
  • Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is a full-time, fully supported volunteer position.
  • Volunteers fully engage in village life alongside folks of varying abilities

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