Looking for long term residential volunteers at a community for adults with intellectual disabilities near Charlottesville, VA, USA



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  • Beschreibung


    This is a nonprofit intentional, life-sharing community with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a licensed facility in Virginia since 1971. we are a close-knit community devoted to developing profound relationships based on mutual needs, respect, and love. We share life on a 550-acre farm where together we work in our therapeutic workstations. Volunteers come from around the world to serve in our community as caregivers for a one year period of service.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We have a vibrant community and our hope is to find individuals who have a passion for meaningful service with individuals with intellectual disabilities, working, learning, and sharing alongside one another. Each person in the community has an important role, something valuable to contribute, and the opportunity to learn and grow.

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    This is a unique opportunity if you are interested in rural community living and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are looking for individuals who would like to serve as residential volunteer caregivers. Residents, volunteers, and staff work together on our farm, a model therapeutic environment emphasizing empowerment, interdependence, and mutual respect of all. Serving as houseparents, caregivers live together with residents in family-style homes. They are trained in house management as well as caring for the personal needs of each resident. Helpers are also engaged in therapeutic and meaningful help in our art studio, bakery, community kitchen, farm, herb and vegetable gardens, free school activities like pottery, the weavery, and the woodshop. Being an active and participating member of the community is highly encouraged and welcome.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Each helper caregiver receives the following accommodations:
    -$500 monthly stipend
    -Health Insurance (those from the US only)
    -Room and Board
    -2 Consecutive Days off Per Week
    -5 Paid Vacation Days
    -Access to Community Vehicles and the Onsite Fitness Facility
    -Support for Student Loan Deferral
    -Training in first aid, CPR, medical assistance, and personal care

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Most importantly, our community's need is for a one-year commitment to volunteer service. Each volunteer receives 2 consecutive days off and some evenings free for personal time. Because we are a remote and rural community, there is no public transportation nearby. However, the use of village vehicles is possible once orientation is complete so volunteers can venture out to local areas such as our nearest large city, Charlottesville, VA. A busy, college town, it offers many enriching and entertaining opportunities for days off.

    How to Apply:
    1. Contact Volunteer Recruiter through Workaway
    Interested parties please send a message that includes the following:
    -First and Last Name
    -Email Address
    -Brief Introduction
    -Why would you like to be part of the community?
    2. Online Application
    After we receive your response and you meet the criteria, the online application, additional information about the volunteer position, and further instructions about the application process will be sent via your e-mail.

    *Please note: Processing a completed application generally takes 3 to 4 weeks, allowing adequate time for completion of the paperwork, an interview, and for the community to review and consider your application.

    **Please note: While we are a pet-friendly community, first-year volunteers are not permitted to have pets. After one year of service, a volunteer is eligible to submit a pet proposal request to the community.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    5 hours a day, 2 days off each week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 518198694835