Looking for longerterm helpers at a community for adults with intellectual disabilities near Charlottesville, VA, USA


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    We are a lifesharing community with adults with intellectual disabilities. We are a licensed facility in Virginia since 1971. We share life on a 550 acre farm where together we work in our therapeutic workstations of weaving, woodworking, gardening, farming (chickens and sheep), bakery and kitchens. We get helpers from around the world who come to serve in our community as residential caregivers for one year periods. We sometimes offer shorter stays.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a vibrant community and hope to show that everyone has a part to play, something to contribute and something we need help with. It is also in a very beautiful setting.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We are looking for people who can come and help in our houses with cooking, social activities, cleaning and can share in the daily workstation life too. Helpers would need a clean police record and prove clear of Tuberculosis.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    a working knowledge of English is needed

  • Accommodation


    Helpers have a private bedroom in a shared house with people with and "without" disabilities. Food is provided and you will help share in cooking and household activities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our main helper need is for the one year helper. We might be open to people coming for a month or two also. There is a stipend for helper staying more than 6 months. helpers receive 2 consecutive days off and most evenings free. There is no public transportation. The nearest larger town is Charlottesville, VA and we have cars going in and out several times a day.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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