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 to anyone coming from outside the US to apply through a volunteer agency, who will help you with the visa, training, and travel.
Our volunteer partners include:
Freunde, EOS, United Planet, VIA-E-v, and SCI.