The Lukas Community (USA-8)


Type: Health: Disability - Country: United States of America

Brief description and main aims

The Lukas Community's purpose is to provide developmentally challenged adults with a secure community environment within which one’s dignity and life purpose may be realized. 

 

Main Activities

They do this by assisting in the personal care and vocational care of developmentally challenged adults.

Volunteer tasks

There is some work within the households (personal care of the residents, meal preparation, housekeeping as needed, etc.) and also outside the home in such activities as therapeutic gardening, Eurythmy (therapeutic dance), weaving, music, fitness activities,painting and crafts to name a few.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • Have an open mind and an eagerness to learn
  • Demonstrate a sense of commitment to the residents
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility

Location

The project is located in Temple, New Hampshire.

Forty people of all ages from young children to the elderly, some disabled and some not, share their lives, work and recreation in four extended family households located on 65 acres of farmland fields, forests and wetlands. Rural setting with lots of distance from cities.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Private room within a household.

More Information

For more information, you can visit: http://www.lukascommunity.org/ 

Number of volunteers: up to 4 United Planet volunteers 10 total

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