Long-term volunteer needed in Grangebeg Camphill Community!

14 Nov 2017

Grangebeg Camphill Community, in Co. Kildare (Ireland), is looking for a volunteer to join their team starting in February 2018 for a period of 12 months.

Grangebeg is a small farm based community with 20 people. They are one of 15 camphill communities in Ireland which offer people in need of special care a sheltered environment in which their educational, therapeutic and social needs can be met. 

 Grangebeg-Community-Camphill

 

Volunteers’ activities

The volunteer will help in a variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, helping on the land or assisting in gardening or general maintenance, as well as taking an active part in cultural activities and community-building. At Grangebeg, the running of the houses is shared between all its residents. This means everyone is involved in the cleaning, meal preparation, laundry and other household chores. The volunteer will also be involved in the running of the garden and farm, and they will participate in the various workshops and craft making.

The volunteer will receive training and out of pocket expenses (50 EUR per week).

*IMPORTANT: Grangebeg would prefer to recruit a male volunteer for this call to keep the male/female balance in the community.

 

Requirements

- Be over 18 years old and have a good level of spoken English.

- As volunteers will be working with vulnerable adults, they will need a police check from their own country and from Ireland. They will also need 3 written references.

- Volunteers will have to arrange their own insurance.

 

Accommodation and food

Volunteers have their own room in the community. Food will be provided. They will share meals with the community.

 

Application

Volunteers should apply through their branch. (Please write to us indicating your current country of residence if you don't know which is your branch). After the application, volunteers will be contacted for interview by Grangebeg.