-Two to three houseparents or coworkers, either a couple, individuals, or small family. A good heart and willingness to work are the main requirements; we will train you. Bring your friends!
–Part-time help as our population grows older (not assisted living). Nursing or teaching experience would be helpful, and music, craft, garden, or animal experience is welcome.
-Several more volunteers, to start in August or September, to stay 6-12 months. Throughout the year, we have a need for nine or ten volunteers. Join us!
If you have something to offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as a Volunteer!
We welcome 8-9 volunteers to come each year for 6-12 months. Our volunteers come from Europe, Central America, South America, Japan, and elsewhere.
We welcome interns who are studying social science, nursing, psychology, or a similar topic; we can help you find a university to supervise your studies.
Join Us as a Co-Worker
The Rudolf Steiner- inspired Lukas Community serves the lifelong needs of adults with developmental challenges. We seek healthy, compassionate individuals, couples and small families to live with and help care for our residents in our beautiful, extended-family homes as well as to provide leadership and participation in our therapeutic programs. These programs include arts and crafts workshops, organic gardening, animal care, movement therapy and swimming as well as participation in a variety of cultural and recreational activities in the acclaimed Monadnock area.
Houseparents are co-workers who have taken on the responsibility for the management of a household. Essentially, they lead a house community of individuals with disabilities, support co-workers and volunteers while creating a supportive and nurturing home environment. The houseparents provide training and guidance in direct care and household duties. They are also responsible for administration of medications, state licensing requirements and household repairs and finances.
Applicants should be self-motivated and work well with others. High school diploma required, experience with developmentally disabled preferred. No history of substance abuse or prior criminal record. References required.
Click here to download an application:
Application for Employment
and email it with a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
or mail the completed application, with cover letter and resume to:
The Lukas Community
PO Box 137
Temple, NH 03084 USA
Join Us as a Volunteer
Volunteers are a vital part of Lukas Community life. At any given time, there may be four to eight individuals, usually between the ages of 18 and 28, who come to participate in the life of the community, share their vitality and learn by doing. The work is challenging and fulfilling. In fact, previous volunteers, remembering their time with us and the friendships they made, have often come back for short periods of time to visit and work.
Volunteers usually come for one year. They spend the year living and working with our adult residents who have a wide range of abilities and challenges. There is some work within the households (personal care of the residents, meal preparation, housekeeping as needed, etc.) and work outside the home as well assisting in such activities as therapeutic gardening, Eurythmy (therapeutic dance), weaving, music, fitness activities, painting and crafts. Volunteers are guided by co-workers and houseparents.
Interns are welcome, for students studying topics such as the social sciences, nursing, psychology, etc.
Click here to download an application: Volunteer Application
We recommend that anyone coming from outside the US to apply through a volunteer agency, such as Freunde, EOS, United Planet, VIA-E-v, and SCI; they will help you with your visa, training, and travel.