Camphill Soltane is a community where young adults, ages 18 - 25, and adults with developmental disabilities live, learn, and work together with residential volunteers. These residential volunteers, called coworkers, commit to a minimum of one year of service in the community, with many making longer-term commitments thereafter.
Students with disabilities participate in a continuing education program that combines classroom learning with tutorials, arts, music, pre-vocational exploration, and life skills. Adult community residents with disabilities participate in a variety of vocational activities including land care, community services, a textile design enterprise, cafe, and on-campus store, as well as numerous off-campus jobs.
The households are the heart of the community, where coworkers share life with people with disabilities, supporting them in their physical and emotional needs.
Camphill Soltane has an emphasis on cultural and spiritual life, where each person’s inner journey is recognized and supported; the celebration of yearly festivals; environmental responsibility; and self-advocacy, where people are encouraged to speak for themselves and make choices about the things that affect them.
New openings in the community occur every August, and those who are interested are encouraged to apply for a coworker position. We welcome singles, couples, and families from all over the world.
Living and working with people with disabilities is an experience that will challenge you–and reward you–in new ways every day. Your service at Camphill Soltane will not only benefit people with disabilities, but will take you on a journey of transformation, where the intensity of the service work leads to significant personal development.
An weekly year-long Orientation Year training course is provided for all new coworkers.
Camphill Soltane is located in Pennsylvania, on the east coast of the United States. We are in a semi-rural location that is an hour from Philadelphia, two and a half hours from New York City, and close to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.
Benefits include room and board, a small monthly stipend, health insurance after three months, and the AmeriCorps Education Award of $5550 after 1 year of service for eligible coworkers who join the AmeriCorps program. Coworkers must pay for transportation to and from Camphill Soltane.
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