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Volunteer as a Community Caregiver in Virginia for a Year!

Program Duration

1-2 Years

Dates

inquire for more dates

Qualifications

Must have the desire to live in a community, to live in a rural area, to live with adults with intellectual disabilities. Must have a hs diploma and some college or applicable experience. Must be at least 21 years of age.

If accepted, we will provide paperwork to take to your closest US Embassy in order to apply for a B1/B2 Visa. There are no guarantees you will get the visa, but folks from the 38 countries who are part of the US Visa Waiver program are more certain than other nationals of getting a 6 or 12 month Visa to come here.

Accepted applicants must pay their own travel to the US and to one of our nearby airports.

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

travel to Virginia- TB test

Program Fees Include:

Community Caregivers receive room and board, health care and $265 per month stipend. Those with a clean driving record of 1 year can have use of our cars. Volunteers also get 15 vacation days per year and are given $50 spending money, per vacation day.

Salary/Pay

Room, board and $265 per month

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Driving
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Volunteer Management

Typical Volunteer

The typical volunteer comes from the US or Europe, has a few years of college, wanting to try something new or get career direction. Volunteers generally are outgoing, enjoy people, like country life, alternative to mainstream, care for the environment and like to learn new skills.

Age Range

21-60 years

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 3-10

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 months