Camphill Village Minnesota(CVM) is home to about 50 community members including adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. In this community, people live and work together on a farm and 525 acres of biodynamically nourished land. CVM is a non-profit organization and part of a worldwide movement. 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 our Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect and honor.
Each person that lives in the community contributes by working on the land, in work places, in the family-style homes and by caring for others. All skills can be appreciated and useful. Direct Support Providers, or “Coworkers” come to the village from all over the world as single people, couples, and families in whatever form they come.
The workplaces offer meaningful work for all members and focus around sustainable agriculture, practical skill building, self-expression, and sustaining the village. Our current work includes gardening organically, biodynamic farming, cooking, baking, preserving our harvest in a commercial kitchen, doing arts, ceramics, basic land care, cleaning, woodworking, weaving, and caring for the homes. What interests would you like to bring to the table?
-Live in a community home
-Lead work crews of 2-5 people who have a range of abilities
-Work 4 days per week with flexible weekend hours
-Participate in house meetings
-Complete mandatory training
-Provide emotional support and some personal cares for housemates
-Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
-High School Diploma or equivalent required
-Direct care experience preferred
-Valid Driver’s License
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to lift 30 lbs
-Ability to perform well in environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
-Willingness to learn
-Must be able to pass a background check