At Camphill Ghent, we have coworkers who live in the community and participate in care work, festival and cultural life, land work and other community tasks:
As a resident coworker, you will be provided with either a studio or one-bedroom apartment and access to shared amenities with other coworkers. Your living costs will be covered with a monthly stipend and you will also receive health insurance.
All resident coworkers are provided trainings to become certified as NY State home health aide.
We also welcome gap volunteers who are looking for short-term commitments of at least three months. This is ideal for high school seniors looking for a placement for their social internship, or recent graduates looking for a gap experience.
“Knowing of the excellent reputation around the world that the Camphill movement enjoys, I was honored to become the first chairman of Camphill Ghent’s board. This bold experiment in integrated senior living represents something quite new for Camphill in North America. Camphill Ghent is setting an example not only for Camphill but for all those who have an interest in how people of varying abilities can live together in community as they grow old. I'm excited to be part of this effort.”
“Relaxed living among interesting, well educated people amidst glorious scenery, major concerts & art shows, helped by an outstanding staff.”
“I have a special appreciation for the care provided here at Camphill Ghent. I feel like I'm treated as well here as I would be at the home of one of my family members. The staff are friendly and nice, there are lots of activities to keep me busy, and I am learning all about Camphill. I love it here!”
"My mom has also been at Camphill Ghent. We were hoping things would be as good as the place she lived in before, which was another very nice senior community. Our hopes and expectations have been exceeded by quite a bit, and it seems to be getting better all the time! Something very special and good is behind assembling a staff like the folks I have met working here. In a word, it is HEART...!"