Live In Volunteer

Camphill Village Minnesota

About the organization

Camphill Village Minnesota is a life-sharing, residential community of about 50 people, including adults who have disabilities. Our lives, work and celebrations are woven into the rhythms of nature found in the rolling hills, sparkling waterways, and prairie grasslands of Central Minnesota. Our community is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of limitations, is an independent, spiritual being. Each person is part of the fabric of Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect and honor.

Our community is one of more than twelve Camphill communities in North America. We are part of the worldwide Camphill movement comprising over 100 centers in 22 countries, serving the lives of children, youth, and adults with special needs.

Since 1980, Camphill Village Minnesota has provided residential and day activity services for adults with developmental disabilities in an inclusive intentional community.


Live-in Volunteer
Length of Commitment: 1 Year To 1 Year
Spend a year gaining experience and skills in biodynamic farming, gardening, homemaking, baking, food processing and preserving, weaving, woodworking, conflict resolution, and community building.

At Camphill Village Minnesota, we focus on capabilities, not disabilities. Everyone works together in the houses, shared community spaces and on the land to sustain our village and lifestyle. Each of us has something to offer. What will you bring to the table?

In the Home:
Volunteers assist in the home by helping with daily activities that can include physical and emotional care for members who have developmental disabilities, cleaning common spaces, doing laundry, making meals, providing coverage of the house when needed, and being part of house meetings.

Work Activities:
Community members work side by side for 2.5 hours in the morning shift and 2.5 hours in the afternoon during the regular work week. Examples of work activities include cooking, baking, gardening, farming, and weaving. Volunteers have one day during the week (Monday-Friday) that is their 'day off'.

Volunteers support the various festivals, gatherings, and community events by active planning and participation or by allowing others to attend. Offer your own culture, ideas and suggestions to bring forth your own special gifts and talents!


Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
Be excited to live and work with people with developmental disabilities
Have flexibility, a sense of humor, and a calm response to the unexpected are favored;
CPR certification required (training provided)
Star Services training required (training provided)
and must be able to pass a background check.


Private room & board, Monthly stipend, Toiletries & Daily living items, Student loan payments ($250-$500/mo), Daily meals, 3 weeks paid vacation, Medical plans/support for those staying 6 months or longer, Use of community vehicles

Application instructions

Additional Information
Training will be provided by Star Services with online courses and person-centered training will be given by experienced long-term volunteers. There is also an orientation course and training which is conducted throughout the year. These trainings meet the state-mandated requirements for adult foster care.

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