Project Name : IVS-GB: Camphill Newton Dee
Hosting Organisation : International Voluntary Service Great Britain (IVS-GB)
Volunteer Type : SCI Long-term Volunteering
Project Theme : People with disabilities
Hosting Country: United Kingdom
Start date: Open
End date: Open
Duration : 6 or 12 months
Deadline date: Open
Project Languages : English
Location : Aberdeen, Scotland
Country Languages : English
Number of Volunteers : 15
Project Description:

Newton Dee Community is one of 11 centres established in England and Scotland by the Camphill Village Trust to provide home life, meaningful work, opportunities for personal growth, friendship, social interaction, education, training and cultural and spiritual inspiration for adults with learning disabilities and other special needs.

Work Description:

Helping out whenever needed in houses, workshops, farms and gardens. Co-workers work to enable those with special needs to fulfill their potential. That means providing support at home, at work in our gardens, farms and craft work-shops, and by involvement in our social, cultural and educational activities. The work is not simply care. The individuals with special needs who live in our Community are able to do much for themselves. The role of co-workers is as enablers. Co-workers create an environment that helps those with special needs to accomplish much in their lives, which might otherwise be difficult or impossible. One day off per week, 21 days holidays if staying for one year.


Somebody who would be willing to involve themselves with all aspects of life. Willingness to learn, openness to other spiritual ways. Should speak English well enough to hold a conversation and understand instructions. English lessons are on offer.

Accommodation and Food:

You will always have your own private room. All food, bedding, basic toiletries are provided. Free wifi.

All food is provided by the community. We grow much of our own food on our bio-dynamic farms. We are happy to support most dietary requirements, but please remember that you may be asked to cook for others who may not share your dietary needs. You need to be open to this.


Pocket Money:

£200 GBP per month

Visa Info:

You will need to apply for a Temporary Work (Charity Work) Visa, Please be aware that this has replaced the Tier 5 Charity Work Visa. The application fee for this Visa is £298 and you can stay up for 12 months. To apply for this Visa you will need a Certificate of Sponsorship which will be provided by IVS at a cost of £25.


As part of your Temporary Work (Charity Worker) visa you’ll need to pay a Immigration Health Surcharge if you’re staying for more than 6 months (£1035 GBP valid for one year). You will also need to register with the local Medical Practice upon arrival. 

Application Info:

Applicants need to complete a specific application form, please ask for a copy from IVS. Interviews will be held by Zoom. Cultural factor to be considered - anthroposophical background, the volunteer would require openness to experience this. If volunteer completes the full year their return air flight is refunded.

Additional Information:

Age Limit: 18-30 years old. Training offered: first aid, fire safety, food hygiene moving and handling, first year induction & foundation course.