Camphill School Aberdeen Volunteers

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Camphill School Aberdeen has exciting new volunteer opportunities to help. As a volunteer you will become part of a team within one of our 10 residential Care homes, set in beautiful surroundings 5 miles outside of Aberdeen City centre and close to the Deeside Railway line. We are currently seeking people to volunteer as:

Voluntary Coworkers within Residential School and Care Homes: Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the school, farm and gardens, workshops or even riding stables as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks throughout the day.

Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteers: Our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas. As part of your position, you will be with our pupils when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.

Voluntary Workshop Assistants: You will be with our pupils when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.

These opportunities do not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.

Training is provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.

Fantastic opportunities to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.

For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: or tel.: 01224 866162.

Organisation aims and objectives

*Our Mission: To create a community where children and adults feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth. A place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care. *Our Vision: To be recognised as a centre of excellence where children and adults can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and the unfolding of individual potential. *Our Ethos: We are committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity to enable them to discover their potential. We use a social pedagogical approach which is informed by the understanding of a spiritual dimension in each individual and integrates education, care, crafts and therapy to create a holistic response to the needs of individuals. We strengthen our community through social integration in the celebration of personal achievements and cultural life. We are committed to caring for the land and strive to use the environment in the most sustainable way to support and enhance a healthy lifestyle. We seek to further develop a living and working community based on equality of rights and opportunities, collaboration, freedom and empowering, respectful relationships. We have an active engagement with the wider society, facilitating a mutually beneficial flow of information and learning. We are a community in which people can feel safe and nurtured and in which we all work towards a future where people with additional support needs are fully included and respected in society.










Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated.


Experience required: No previous experience needed. Just patience, compassion, a bit of elbow grease and team spirit required.
Travel details: The opportunity happens throughout our Camphill School Aberdeen estates- Camphill estate, Murtle estate and Cairnlee Estate. There is the Deeside railway line for keen cyclists and reliable bus routes, both with first and stagecoach (Numbers 19, 201 and 202) that can take you within a minute of the door.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Induction training comprises of first aid, manual handling and a vulnerable groups session. Throughout volunteering support by House Manager and Deputy House Manager. Further training given – BSS (Behavioural Support Strategies) and house/pupil dependant, Epilepsy training and/or Hoist training is given.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet