We welcome 8-9 volunteers each year for 6-12 months service at Lukas. We also welcome interns who are studying an applicable topic. And, we have occasional openings for coworkers and houseparents.
Join Us as a Co-Worker
The Rudolf Steiner inspired Lukas Community serves the lifelong needs of those adults with developmental challenges. We seek healthy, compassionate individuals, couples and small families to live with and help care for our residents in beautiful, well appointed 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, other 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.
To apply please download and complete this:
Application for Employment
and email it with a resume and cover letter to:email@example.com
or mail the completed application, cover letter and resume to:
The Lukas Community
PO Box 137
Temple, NH 03084
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. They have 2 free days per week and 3-4 weeks vacation, depending on the length of service.
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.
Click here to download an application: Volunteer Application
We recommend that, if you come from outside the US to go through a volunteer agency, who will help you with training, visa, and transportation.