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The Lantern Community is a craft-based Camphill Community, situated in a unique setting of nearly 15 acres, based near Ringwood in Hampshire and we provide residential supported housing for 53 adults with diverse learning abilities (Companions) and a further 23 day placements who visit from around the County.

Are you looking for the opportunity to enhance your CV? We are looking for young people to join our team of short term co-workers.

You will be working alongside our employed teams of experienced social care practitioners and living and working with other young volunteers from different countries all over the world. Full Care Certificate training is provided, along with other additional interesting and beneficial training. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience supporting interesting people with diverse learning abilities, which will offer you experience in a very sociable and fulfilling environment.

A Lantern Community volunteer placement (Short Term Co-worker) is a rewarding opportunity for those who are thinking about a career working in the care sector and taking the opportunity to enhance their CV before committing to further training in the Charity, Medical or Social Care sector.

Our Community is looking for talented school leavers or graduates who are looking to gain some hands-on experience in a particular social care environment. The role requires the successful candidate to be part of the Community and provide support in our houses and modern craft workshops. A talent in crafts or music would offer an additional aspect to the experience.

To be a Short term Co-worker you must be a confident communicator who can encourage our companions of varying ages and abilities. Most importantly you must be passionate about a career working with vulnerable adults and being part of a team of others who share your interests.

Being a team player and having a good sense of humour is essential when joining our Community. The role requires the successful applicant to live in the Community, rent-free with all meals provided, and a small personal allowance.

For further information and an application form please contact: Burga Liddiard, The Lantern Community, Folly Farm Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2NN, Email:, Tel: 01425 479926