Project Name : Esk Valley Camphill Community
Hosting Orgnisation : IVS GB
Volunteering Type : LTEG
Project Theme : Disabilities
Hosting Country: United Kingdom
Start Date : 2023-03-01
End Date : 2023-03-01
Duration : 1 year
Deadline Date : 2022-12-01
Location : uk
Project Languages : English
Country Languages : English
Number of Volunteers : 1
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Project Description :
Beautifully situated in the middle of the North York Moors National Park. Our group of 80 adults, many of whom have a learning disability, has been newly established by former residents of Botton Village Camphill Community. Together we have a 60-year history of living and working together. We have launched the Esk Valley Camphill Community as new venture to continue our traditional way-of-life. We work with ideas of Rudolf Steiner and run 5 acres of garden for bio-dynamic food production, craft workshops and busy cultural programme of performance and Christian festivals.
Work Description :
Most of our work is centered around the households themselves and their upkeep. We emphasize enhancing the health and well-being of everyone within their social context. We prepare and host meals, keep rooms clean and tidy, wash laundry, put fresh flowers on tables, bake birthday cakes, with regular observance of Christian celebrations and festivals. Community Gardens use organic and Biodynamic agricultural methods with livestock and the cultivation of crops. Volunteers make an essential contribution growing food for the community in all seasons. We own the local health food shop in Danby, community members help both in the shop and with shop-related projects. Craft groups give opportunities to develop skills. Our Breaking Bread microbakery provides delicious artisan bread for our households as well as for local shops.
Requirements :
18+, speaking a good level of English. We hope they will be ready to work outdoors and be physically strong and active.
Accommodation and Food :
Food: Meals are provided in each household. We share our meal times together. Mostly organic. One cooked hot meal per day (lunch), sometimes also supper meal is cooked. We can accommodate special dietary requirements. Accommodation: High quality farmhouse accommodation with one volunteer allocated to live in each household. Each volunteer has own room and shares other living spaces with people accommodated in the same household. Rooms are equipped, we offer bedding and towels.
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Visa Info :
IVS will support your visa application requesting a Certificate of Sponsorship.
Insurance :
Your SCI sending organisation will organise your insurance
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