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Italy Italy: Love the mountains in Orobie Park! (LEG01)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   13/07/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
7
Still room for
1
Languages
English
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Work

Volunteers will be asked to take care of pathways in the area of Castello Dell’Acqua.

These paths are very important because each of them leads to old mills and ethnographic sites. Moreover, being near to a natural park they are used by excursionists. Volunteers

will have to cut and collect the grass, remove shrubs and assist local volunteers’ groups who are going to collaborate to the maintenance of the woods. In the period of time in which the camp will take place, some running competitions in the area are programmed.

Volunteers might be asked to signalize the paths and assist the organization of the competitions.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in an apartment in the city hall of Castello dell'Acqua.

The apartment has 8 beds but there is enough space to add a folding bed.

The diet will be vegetarian.

Location and leisure

Volunteers will be shown all the places and costumes of the local farming culture. Teglio, a well-known locality famous for the making of Pizzoccheri, is near Castello dell’Acqua, as well as Tirano. People living in Castello dell’Acqua are really looking forward to welcoming volunteers from all over the world and will gladly help them with their tasks.

The group will also enjoy some excursions in the surrounding woods.

The closest airports are: Milan Bergamo Airport, Milano Malpensa Airport and Milano Linate airport. From there you can take shuttle buses or a train called Malpensa express (from Malpensa airport) that will take you to Milano Centrale station. From there you have to take the train to Tirano (not Torino!!) and get off in Tresenda-Aprica-Teglio railway station. null

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Legambiente Lecco is made up of young and dynamic people, mostly under 30. The main activity of this local group is the management of an eco-hostel in Monte Barro Park in Galbiate. It is also involved in campaigns against food waste, it organizes Erasmus+ projects and promotes sustainable mobility with the project Piedibus in Lecco.

Requirements

In order to better enjoy this experience volunteers are required to have a great will to walk and work. Volunteers will be involved in working activities for about 30 hours per week.
A basic knowledge of English language is also required.

Italy Italy: National Park of the Belluno Dolomites - Unesco (LEG11)

Dates

05/07/2024   -   20/07/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
(Venice Marco Polo or Venezia Treviso)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

The volunteers will be involved in informative activities, both historical and naturalistic, aimed at tourists and mountain users. They will also be actively involved in a survey regarding the awareness and perception of tourists and mountain users regarding the impact of human actions on the Dolomites ecosystem, with the aim of increasing their awareness of the effects of climate change. Additionally, maintenance and care activities for some trails near the accommodation will be planned.

Accomodation and food

Multiple rooms are available with self-managed kitchen. There will be an environmental friendly diet with local products and little meat

Location and leisure

The volunteer center of Agre is located along the Val Cordevole within the National Park of the Belluno Dolomites.

Getting to Agre by bus: From Belluno train station, take Line 1 bus (DolomitiBus) towards Agordo Autostazione. Get off at the 'La Muda' stop after approximately 20 minutes. The hostel is located across the street beyond the bridge over the Cordevole stream. null

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Legambiente Veneto APS is a second-level volunteer association that groups, coordinates, assists, and represents Legambiente circles present in the regional territory.

Requirements

Volunteers have to be interested in ecology and natural science. Interesting in mountain walks/hikes, adaptability, desire to engage with the public.

Italy Italy: BEES FOR TREES (LUNAR15)

Dates

07/07/2024   -   21/07/2024

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Age
18 - 75
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Torino (Turin) (TRN)
Nearest bus/train station
Turin railway station.
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Work

WORK :The work will be close to the river Po in a protected area called “Parco fluviale del Po '' here the volunteers will also cut bamboo to protect the endemic vegetation and clean paths and weeds. We’ll also support a project by Torino University, building `bee hotels” and bringing them to some summer camps for children to share with them the consequences of climate change. In case of rain, the indoor work could also be cleaning work in some bell towers and churches. The volunteers will also be involved, with local teenage volunteers, in the creation of a mural representing the work of this year. Moreover, for the first week of the workcamp, some Italian volunteers could be involved from an association called AU.DI.DO (autonomy for disabled people). To exchange traditions and explore other cultures so please be ready to present something typical of your country (a dance, a song, a game, a typical dish, a custom etc.) and also every week the volunteers will go to a retirement house to present their countries. The volunteers will also meet an association that runs a project to take care of refugees, in this way they can really see how that emergency is managed in Italy. Some of Carignano's families will host the volunteers for a dinner in their home to share their culture and way of life.

Accomodation and food

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD : The volunteers are going to stay in a building with beds, communal
bathrooms with 2 showers and hot water and a kitchen. Bedrooms are provided with 4 to 6 beds per room. The volunteers are responsible for the cleaning and cooking. Food is provided by the host organization. Volunteers must be equipped with a sleeping bag (or sheets), pillowcase and towels.

Location and leisure

LOCATION AND LEISURE : The town of Carignano (8700 inhabitants) is situated on the left bank of the river Po approximately 20 Km from Torino and within the Regional Parco Fluviale (park of the river). Its center is of typical "piedmontese" style, characterized by an ancient core with medieval archways and a baroque cathedral. The town's surroundings offer sites of architectural and naturalistic interest, it is also possible to reach Turin easily, as there are frequent coaches to the city. During the free time there are many exciting things to do such as visit the open market of Carignano and take part in some local events. On the weekends it will be possible for the group to organize a visit to Turin (there is a bus to and from Turin), visiting the Egyptian museum, the cinema museum, MAO museum of oriental art, the Holy Shroud etc. The costs of the FREE TIMES activities are not covered by the project.

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PARTNER : The camp is organized by Lunaria in collaboration with “Giovani Insieme”. The association is composed of young people for young people founded in October 1998 in Carignano with the aim of protecting, promoting and enhancing artistic, historical and architectural heritage, nature and the environment, by proposing summer work camps for young volunteers from all over Europe.

PROJECT : The workcamps in Carignano were started to restore some rooms in a building in the historical center of the town. Through this project volunteers have the opportunity to recover Carignano’s architectural heritage and enjoy the environment whilst meeting young people from all over the world. Moreover “Giovani Insieme” organizes different local events such as summer camps for local children, cultural exhibitions, etc. By joining this workcamp you will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals: LifeOnLand-SDG15 and ClimateAction-SDG13.

Directions to meeting point

MEETING POINT in CARIGNANO bus station, It takes approximately 2/3 hours to reach the bus station from Turin airport.

Requirements

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : It is important to keep in mind that you'll be working with children, which is different than working with adults, and to be prepared to work on manual tasks, which can be challenging at times.

Italy Italy: Love the mountains in Alpe Dosso! (LEG02)

Dates

14/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

Participants will be involved in interventions of environmental enhancement, such as: maintenance of footpaths, cleaning of pasture lands and preparing hay for the deer.

During the acitvities they will be guided by the expert volunteers of Consorzio Montagna Viva, who will also provide the necessary tools.

The volunteers will be working for approximately 5 hours per day or less, depending also on the weather.

Accomodation and food

For the first and the last night, volunteers will be hosted in the parish of Delebio. For the rest of the days they will stay in the mountain hut of Alpe Dosso (1600 m).

The diet will be vegetarian.

Location and leisure

The camp will take place in the gorgeous Orobie Valtellinesi Mountains Park. Specifically, the volunteers will stay in Alpe Dosso, but they will also explore the surrounding area both during the working activities and during their free time. They will have the chance to take part in some beautiful hiking trips in the park.

It is important to acknowledge that the mountain hut is quite isolated from the town and it will only be possible to visit Delebio on the first and last day.

The closest airports are: Milan Bergamo Airport, Milano Malpensa Airport and Milano Linate airport.

From there you can take shuttle buses or a train called Malpensa express (from Malpensa airport) that will take you to Milano Centrale station.

From there you have to take the train to Tirano (not Torino!!) and get off in Colico railway station. null

Project hosted by

Legambiente Lecco is made up of young and dynamic people, mostly under 30. The main activity of this local group is the management of an eco-hostel in Monte Barro Park in Galbiate. It is also involved in campaigns against food waste, it organizes Erasmus+ projects for young people and promotes sustainable mobility with the project Piedibus in Lecco.

Requirements

In order to better enjoy this experience volunteers are requested to have a great will to walk and work.
Volunteers will be involved in working activities for about 30 hours per week.

Italy Italy: Amici dell'AMI (Anfiteatro Morenico di Ivrea) (LEG09)

Dates

02/08/2024   -   12/08/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Nearest airport
(The nearest airport is Turin Caselle Airport. Other airports are Milan Malpensa,Linate, Orio al Serio in Lombardia region.)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

The camp is committed to addressing hydrogeological instability, advocating for environmental conservation, and fostering social inclusion. The planned actions include:


Cleaning and refurbishing trails and forested areas by cutting back brambles and weeds, and gathering fallen branches, in collaboration with volunteers from local associations.

Engaging in socialization activities with individuals with disabilities.

Undertaking tasks coordinated by the Municipality of Chiaverano, such as painting wooden fences and repairing dry stone walls.


Typical Daily Schedule:


7:30 AM: Breakfast

8:00/8:30 AM: Work begins

1:00 PM: Lunch followed by a brief rest period.

3:00 PM: Recreational and educational activities will commence.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in a guest house provided by the Municipality, located in the town center. This facility is furnished with beds and provides essential amenities including toilet services and a kitchen. Wi-Fi access is also available.

Location and leisure

The work camp is situated in Chiaverano, located 50 km from both Turin and Aosta. Nestled on the hills of the Serra Morenica, it boasts a stunning view of the moraine arch. The area offers a tapestry of landscapes to explore, with lanes winding through vineyards, forest paths, mule tracks, and rural alleys. These settings are perfect for walks or bicycle rides, along with excursions and sporting activities such as canoeing on the lake and swimming. At the base of these hills lie five lakes of significant geological, naturalistic, and faunal interest.


The closest airport to Chiaverano is Turin Caselle Airport. Other accessible airports include Milan Malpensa, Linate, and Orio al Serio in the Lombardy region. The nearest train station is in Ivrea. There are options for trains or buses connecting the airports and Turin, and from Turin to Ivrea, one can again choose between train or bus services. Additionally, there is a bus service from Ivrea directly to Chiaverano. More detailed information regarding transportation and logistics will be provided in the Infosheet.

Project hosted by

Legambiente Dora Baltea (LDB) Odv operates within the territory of the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea (AMI). Our association has grown through various efforts and thanks to partnerships with local organizations. Our mission focuses on preserving and enhancing the natural heritage and cultural resources of the area, as well as defending the rights and health of its citizens. We place significant emphasis on campaigns and initiatives designed to promote environmental awareness. These include volunteer camps, campaigns such as Let's Clean Up the World and the Tree Festival, as well as educational programs in schools and among the youth.

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for participation, aside from a readiness to engage in environmental stewardship and an open-minded attitude towards all the activities planned for the Workcamp. It's important to remember that the Workcamp presents a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and meet new people from around the globe. Consequently, we ask that you inform us of any dietary restrictions you may have.

Italy Italy: On the Trail of the Wolf - Sulle Tracce del Lupo (LEG12FAM)

Dates

04/08/2024   -   11/08/2024

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CZK 8273 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 5800 to be paid now.
EUR 100 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
8 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
5 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
(Pescara)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

This camp is exclusively for families, comprised of adults and children (which may include aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.). Regarding the extra fee: there is a 100 EURO extra fee per adult and a 50 EURO extra fee for children under 10 years old. The restoration of the Path called On the Trail of the Wolf will allow a better use of the Wildlife Area with a more complete and authentic experience for visitors. The route is designed as a kind of excursion narrated in continuity with the characteristic stories of the historic center of Pretoro (The country of wolves and snakes). The proposed path becomes formative for those who want to know better the populations of Lupo Appenninico present on the Maiella and at the same time exciting in anticipation of the encounter with the wolves hosted in the area. The volunteers will collaborate in the different phases of the renewal of the existing path and will be able to improve their knowledge of wolves, the Park and the town of Pretoro, one of the most typical villages of the Maiella.

Accomodation and food

The hostel is composed by four rooms. The baths, in common, are two, for women and for men. There are many common spaces, multimedia equipment and internet. Great attention to food quality.

Location and leisure

The deep valleys that cross the East Maiella from the South West to the North East, represent the peculiar element of the area. The highlands of the Maielletta, located in front of some of the most important peaks of the Maiella, open gradually widening towards the sea and shape a landscape still forcefully rural from 400 -500 meters above sea level to the coastal area. Wood, stone, wrought iron, artistic ceramics, ancient gastronomic recipes embellish that ancient culture of strong attachment to their land. The National Park has enhanced all this.

Nearest train stations are Pescara and Chieti; nearest airports are Pescara and Rome. Bus Pescara - Chieti - Pretoro only on weekdays. We offer shuttle service 8 places to and from Chieti and Pescara. null

Project hosted by

The Environmental Education Center and Experience Il Grande Faggio is an agency for the sustainable development that addresses local communities, tourists, schools, groups and families. Recognized by the Abruzzo region as Regional Centre of Interest, it is listed on the National System INFEA and belongs to the National Network of Environmental Education Centres of Legambiente. The Centre offers activities ranging from teaching-scientific laboratory to hiking and mountain tourism also including voluntary experiences in environment. The Legambiente Circle of Pretoro is the basis of volunteering in support of the educational activities of the Center. Many of the club members are young people engaged in scientific environmentalism.

Requirements

Aptitude for the mountain environment and trekking, outdoor work with minimal manual skills. They are important: the good will, the availability and the spirit of collaboration.

Italy Italy: CLEANING A NATURAL RESERVE 3 (IG24-W020)

Dates

05/08/2024   -   18/08/2024

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Age
18 - 35
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Palermo (PMO)
Nearest bus/train station
Isola delle Femmine
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Work

Work will be run in the little uninhabited island in the middle of the sea every morning. Volunteers will take a boat every day to join this place, therefore, it is compulsory to be able to swim for safety reason Volunteers will support natural reserve s staff in:maintenance of existing vegetation (watering plants) , maintenance of the protected area (re-building stone paths) cleaning of the protected area from litter (the area is exposed to different marine streams that bring waste from the sea) other tasksWork will be done mainly in the morning, in case of wind or rain it will be postponed. Work is manual and demands physical effort, it is also tiring due to hot temperature and Southern sun (hat and sunblock are compulsory). Study part: Get to know the marine biodiversity, discover how natural reserve works in Sicily. Discussion on environmental topics can be done following volunteers interest (e.g. marine litter and related-environmental disasters, reduction of plastic and the impact of incorrect waste management on seas, etc.).

Accomodation and food

LIPU offers a room inside their office. All the volunteers will be accommodated in one common room equipped with 3 bunk beds and share one bathroom. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition and willing to live as such Volunteers will be responsible for cooking and cleaning.

Location and leisure

Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, in the province of Palermo. It is next to the sea so volunteers can spend their free time at the beach, do water sports, snorkelling, etc... Isola is a coast-town close to Palermo and connected with bus/train. Palermo is a beautiful city where there are many sights and places to spend the free time.

Project hosted by

The Isola delle Femmine is a natural reserve established in 1997 by the Sicilian Region and managed by LIPU (Italian league for birds protection) since 1998. This little uninhabited island is located in a strategic place for the migration of a specific spe-cies of bird called Gabbiano reale (Larus michahellis), this area allows them to rest from migration and to grow numerically. Due to financial cutting, the reserve suffers from maintenance and the support received along the year is not as much as should be provided. This is the reason why InformaGiovani with LIPU organize together every year workcamps to support the maintenance of the natural reserve and to sensitize the local community towards the place.

Directions to meeting point

At Isola delle Femmine train station on the arrival day. Further information will be shared within the infosheet.

Additional comments

Be able to swim is compulsory. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. High motivation is requested. Basic living condition.

Requirements

Since volunteers will take a boat every day the ability to swim is compulsory for safety reason. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. High motivation is requested. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action
Italy Italy: CLEANING A NATURAL RESERVE 4 (IG24-W021)

Dates

20/08/2024   -   30/08/2024

Feedback from 53 volunteers

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Fee

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Age
18 - 35
Max number of volunteers
3
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Palermo (PMO)
Nearest bus/train station
Isola delle Femmine
Map

Work

Work will be run in the little uninhabited island in the middle of the sea every morning. Volunteers will take a boat every day to join this place, therefore, it is compulsory to be able to swim for safety reason Volunteers will support natural reserve s staff in:maintenance of existing vegetation (watering plants) , maintenance of the protected area (re-building stone paths) cleaning of the protected area from litter (the area is exposed to different marine streams that bring waste from the sea) other tasksWork will be done mainly in the morning, in case of wind or rain it will be postponed. Work is manual and demands physical effort, it is also tiring due to hot temperature and Southern sun (hat and sunblock are compulsory). Study part: Get to know the marine biodiversity, discover how natural reserve works in Sicily. Discussion on environmental topics can be done following volunteers interest (e.g. marine litter and related-environmental disasters, reduction of plastic and the impact of incorrect waste management on seas, etc.).

Accomodation and food

LIPU offers a room inside their office. All the volunteers will be accommodated in one common room equipped with 3 bunk beds and share one bathroom. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition and willing to live as such Volunteers will be responsible for cooking and cleaning.

Location and leisure

Isola delle Femmine is an Italian town in North-Western Sicily, in the province of Palermo. It is next to the sea so volunteers can spend their free time at the beach, do water sports, snorkelling, etc... Isola is a coast-town close to Palermo and connected with bus/train. Palermo is a beautiful city where there are many sights and places to spend the free time.

Project hosted by

The Isola delle Femmine is a natural reserve established in 1997 by the Sicilian Region and managed by LIPU (Italian league for birds protection) since 1998. This little uninhabited island is located in a strategic place for the migration of a specific spe-cies of bird called Gabbiano reale (Larus michahellis), this area allows them to rest from migration and to grow numerically. Due to financial cutting, the reserve suffers from maintenance and the support received along the year is not as much as should be provided. This is the reason why InformaGiovani with LIPU organize together every year workcamps to support the maintenance of the natural reserve and to sensitize the local community towards the place.

Directions to meeting point

At Isola delle Femmine train station on the arrival day. Further information will be shared within the infosheet.

Additional comments

Be able to swim is compulsory. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. High motivation is requested. Basic living condition.

Requirements

Since volunteers will take a boat every day the ability to swim is compulsory for safety reason. Interest in environment issue, protection of sea and coast. High motivation is requested. Volunteers should be aware of a very basic condition.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action
Italy Italy: A path between nature and history (LEG03)

Dates

20/08/2024   -   30/08/2024

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Age
18 - 70
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The restoration of the trail involves hands-on labor, with volunteers dedicating approximately 6 hours each day, primarily during the early morning hours. Participants will assist Legambiente in clearing and maintaining the path stretching from Lago Grande to the megalithic walls of Monte Pallano. This project includes organizing and cleaning the trail, as well as reclaiming sections that have been overgrown with vegetation. Additionally, new signage will be installed along the route to enhance its accessibility and usability.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in a repurposed school building equipped with a self-managed kitchen. The diet will be eco-sustainable, focusing on local products with minimal meat consumption. Please note that there will be no Wi-Fi available at this location.

Location and leisure

The Monte Pallano and Lecceta d'Isca d'Archi area is enchantingly beautiful, rich in natural and archaeological wonders. Its strategic location and the presence of water sources have made it a hub of human settlement over the ages, as evidenced by the remains of the ancient Pallanum settlement, the impressive Megalithic Walls, and signs of human presence from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic, and through to the Hellenistic-Roman period. In Tornareccio, there is an open-air mosaic museum.


Traveling from Rome (Ciampino Airport, Fiumicino Airport, Tiburtina Bus Station):


By bus: From Rome, you can travel from Tiburtina station directly to Tornareccio (tickets available at: https://clikbus.sotrap.it/home).

By train: Arrive at Pescara train station, then take a bus from Pescara train station to Tornareccio (Ch), or travel by train to Fossacesia - Torino di Sangro station and then take a bus to Tornareccio.

Alternatively, take a bus to Atessa (the city before Tornareccio) and contact Legambiente volunteers to arrange a car ride for the last part of the journey null null

Project hosted by

The Legambiente Geo A.P.S. association was born in Atessa in 1989 thanks to the enthusiasm and the care of a group of young volunteers. Since 30 years our association deals with the improvement of the environmental and cultural quality in our area in order to satisfy the need of participation, cohesiveness, knowledge and identity of people. During the last years we have fighted against waste trade, land consumption, for the Sangro river safeguard and the Val di Sangro evironmental quality. Thanks to our devouted and determined work, we set up the SIC Monte Pallano and Lecceta d’ Isca d’ Archi area. It is a place where environmental and archaeoligical excellences coexist. Legambiente, in this area, manages Casanatura Fontecampana center, a place where people of any age can meet each other and share their love for nature and environment and broaden their knowledges about them through various activities. Since 2017, tanks to volunteers, Legambiente runs the recycling center in Atessa.

Requirements

Volunteers should have an interest in and be comfortable with working in a group setting.

Italy Italy: From the ground to the table: Agroecology in a community (IT-SCI 11.1)

Dates

21/08/2024   -   31/08/2024

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Agricultural
Environmental
Social

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
7
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Normally, Roman summers are hot and not very rainy and to avoid the hottest hours the activities in the fields will be divided between the morning (7:30 – 11:00) and the afternoon (17:00 -19:00). (Sunday and Monday are scheduled as rest days). Among the main activities: Transplant and sow seedlings, weed the wild herbs, gather the vegetables and help in the preparation and division, chess and tie the tomatoes, set up the fields with irrigation hoses, manually control pests, recover seeds from crops (for reproduction), weather permitting, eco-construction activities are also scheduled during the week of the work camp, such as plastering a straw structure with lime or extraordinary maintenance activities. All the activities will be carried out alongside the various members of the cooperative

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be in a tent. Volunteers are invited to bring their own tent. The space dedicated to tents are well protected from the heat of the day and dedicated only to volunteers. There are 3 solar showers, handcrafted (use only biodegradable and environmentally friendly soaps). There is a Compost Toilet shared with the rest of the members. In a separate area there is also a gas cooker with pantry and eating area, a washing machine, as well as an earthen oven. Lunches are prepared in turn by members or volunteers, while the breakfast and dinner is managed by SCI volunteers.

Location and leisure

Outside of the Roma city.

Project hosted by

The CSA semi di comunità is a great novelty for the Roman agricultural environment and for all of central Italy, we are the first agricultural reality that has decided not to sell vegetables! We self-produce our own food in our large vegetable garden, deciding together what, how and how much to plant. Every Wednesday we divide the entire collection equally among the members, minimizing waste and also distributing products this practice allows us to minimize any food waste. We are driven by values of solidarity, inclusion, sharing of knowledge and respect for nature and human beings. With our commitment, we are showing that another way of practising organic farming, which does not exploit the work of labourers, local (without a supply chain) and respectful of the environment is possible.

Additional comments

Although the camp can be reached by public transport, we recommend, for those with one, to have their own vehicle, so that they can both enjoy the field activities and explore the surroundings on rest days. A vegetarian diet is provided, based on the products of our fields integrated with products from the kitchen pantry. We ask volunteers to specify any allergies or specific dietary requirements in good time. More information on: www.semidicumunità.com

Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects and admin. costs.

Requirements

A great desire to get involved and learn. Desire to chat and share their experiences. Desire to make some physical effort: working in the fields can be tiring, but here everyone goes at their own pace and takes the breaks they need!

Sustainable Development Goals

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Italy Italy: Guardians of Etna (LEG14)

Dates

21/08/2024   -   31/08/2024

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
(Aeroporto di Catania - CTA)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The activities at the camp will be closely coordinated with the team from Legambiente Circle and will be structured around three main areas:


Flora and Fauna Initiatives: This segment is dedicated to the observation, protection, and preservation of local species. Volunteers will engage in projects aimed at monitoring and conserving native flora and fauna, ensuring the health and diversity of the ecosystem.


Path Improvement and Ecological Corridors: The second part of the work involves enhancing existing trails and establishing ecological corridors. These efforts are designed to improve accessibility and connectivity between different habitats, facilitating the movement of wildlife and promoting biodiversity.


Fire Prevention Awareness: The final aspect of the volunteer work emphasizes the importance of fire safety. Through educational activities and community engagement, the aim is to increase awareness about fire prevention measures, reducing the risk of wildfires and protecting the natural and human environments.


This comprehensive approach not only aids in the conservation of the environment but also educates and involves the community and volunteers in meaningful conservation efforts.

Accomodation and food

A vibrant multicultural hub designed for global knowledge exchange, focusing on environmental education and forest-fire prevention. This versatile space offers adaptable accommodation options to suit various needs. It fosters collaboration with local providers for an authentic culinary experience, emphasizing sustainability and community engagement.

Location and leisure

Piano dell'Acqua: A Serene Getaway Near Ballo, Zafferana Etnea

Nestled about 700 meters above sea level and a stone's throw from Ballo, a charming hamlet of Zafferana Etnea, lies the tranquil flat area known as Piano dell'Acqua. Its name, which translates to Water Plane, is derived from several water emergence points located along the Valle di San Giacomo's slope. These springs provide water to the towns below, making this area a crucial water source.

Piano dell'Acqua serves as a crossroads for several hiking paths, including the 704 and 724 routes and the picturesque Sentiero delle Ginestre. From here, adventurers can embark on trail 742, leading to the summit of Monte Calanna. This peak offers an exceptional vantage point over the expansive Valle del Bove, providing hikers with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.


For those looking to explore this serene destination, the nearest major airport is Catania-Fontanarossa CTA Airport, situated approximately 40 km from Zafferana Etnea. Reaching Piano dell'Acqua requires a two-bus journey: the first leg from the airport to the central station aboard the Alibus, which runs until 24:30 and stops at Piazza Giovanni XXIII, followed by the AST bus heading towards Zafferana Etnea, with the last departure at 20:30. This journey offers a blend of convenience and adventure for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and tranquility of Piano dell'Acqua.

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Legambiente Circolo Etneo: Guardians of Europe's Tallest Active Volcano


Legambiente Circolo Etneo is a volunteer-driven association, united by shared goals to safeguard Europe's highest active volcano. Our mission is multi-faceted: we strive to defend and enhance the beauty of our territory, protect its natural and cultural heritage, and fight against all forms of pollution and disfigurement. We aim to promote sustainable tourism to bolster the economy of the municipalities around Etna and facilitate a more informed and safer engagement with the volcano.


Our vision is to preserve, for current and future generations, the landscape, biodiversity of flora and fauna, and the deep connection of local communities with their land. This is achieved through raising public awareness and the active involvement and support of everyone who stands with us.

Requirements

Given the dual purpose of information dissemination and physical work involved, we will only consider applications from candidates who can provide a medical certificate confirming their psycho-physical fitness for participation.

Italy Italy: A NACA - LIVING IN NATURE 2 (IG24-ESC011)

Dates

02/09/2024   -   17/09/2024

Feedback from 53 volunteers

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Germany Spain + more

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
3 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Catania (CTA)
Nearest bus/train station
S. Teresa Riva
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Work

The focus of the project is permaculture, agriculture and rural empowerment. At the beginning of the camp there will be a day of introduction and getting to know the place with team building activities to promote a good group atmosphere. Most of the activities will be related to the general management of the land, agriculture and permaculture (e.g. vegetable growing, kitchen garden management, fruit and vegetable picking and processing, caring for and watering small trees and plants, small building, handicraft and art projects with wood and recycled materials). Volunteers will help with the day-to-day management of the land and specific activities may arise from any volunteers particular skills/abilities. Tasks will be organised in small groups taking turns in activities. Lunch and washing up will be the responsibility of volunteers who will rotate on a daily basis.

Accomodation and food

Only vegetarian food will be provided for cooking. There will be four glamping tents, each 5m in diameter, with real inside. The toilet currently available is a composting toilet. Water comes from a well, and it s possible to fill tanks for personal use. The solar shower is outside. Drinking water comes from public wells provided by the town of Antillo. The warehouse is the only indoor space where cooking will take place and is fully equipped. It is possible to cook with gas or wood. Electricity is only available close to the warehouse, which is also where cooking takes place and is fully equipped. There is a canopy to take shelter from the rain.

Location and leisure

The municipality of Limina is about 15 minutes by car from S.Alessio/S.Teresa di Riva, which are easily reached by train. Two daily buses (ATM) arrive in the vicinity of the camp site. Nearby are the Ranciara Gorges, which you can visit or take a refreshing swim in, if the season permits; the Sanctuary of Mount Kalfa (1000m with a view of Etna) and small villages. By bus or by internal arrangement among volunteers and host it is possible to reach the villages on the coast (S.Alessio, S.Teresa di Riva) or visit Savoca and Taormina. If you are interested in trekking and nature walks, there are many suggestive paths around here.

Project hosted by

The workcamp will be hosted by Alice, who has started her project to create the A Naca agri-bike camp in the town of Limina, in the province of Messina. The project aims to revitalise the Sicilian rural areas and protect them from being destroyed by fire. The A Naca agri-bike camp is located on a non-intensive farm in an unspoilt and sparsely populated area where volunteers can learn about regenerative agriculture and sustainability. It focuses on environmental sustainability, aims to connect people with nature and also provides a place for bikers to stop or repair their bikes, as well as welcoming hikers.

Directions to meeting point

  1. Teresa Riva square (Municipality square) - not far from the train station

Additional comments

Basic condition. This project is suitable for volunteers with an interest in agriculture and permaculture, who enjoy the countryside and hiking. ML interest in agriculture and permaculture.

Requirements

This project is suitable for volunteers with an interest in agriculture and permaculture, who enjoy the countryside and hiking. European Solidarity Corps Programme Countries only. Motivation Letter demonstrating interest in agriculture and permaculture. European Youth Portal Registration needed - https://youth.europa.eu/solidarity/young-people/about_en

Italy Italy: Reopening the Strawberry Tree Trail: From Archi to Monte Pallano (LEG13)

Dates

02/09/2024   -   13/09/2024

Feedback from 107 volunteers

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Vietnam Spain France Morocco Germany + more

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
(Aeroporto di Pescara - Iata Code: PSR)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

Volunteers should have an interest in and be comfortable with working in a group setting.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be housed in a rectory featuring a self-service kitchen. The food provided will adhere to an eco-sustainable diet, emphasizing local products and minimal meat consumption.

Location and leisure

The Monte Pallano and Lecceta d'Isca d'Archi area, rich in natural and archaeological wonders, has been a hub for human settlements from the Paleolithic to the Hellenistic-Roman era, featuring ancient ruins and Megalithic Walls. Volunteers can also explore the medieval town of Archi, known for its noble palaces.

Traveling from Rome (Ciampino Airport, Fiumicino Airport, Tiburtina Bus Station): By bus: From Rome, take a direct bus from Tiburtina station to Tornareccio.By train: Travel to Pescara train station, then catch a bus to Tornareccio or or take a train to Fossacesia - Torino di Sangro null

Project hosted by

The Legambiente Geo A.P.S. association was established in Atessa in 1989, fueled by the enthusiasm and commitment of a group of young volunteers. For over 30 years, our association has been dedicated to enhancing the environmental and cultural quality of our region to meet the community's needs for participation, cohesion, knowledge, and identity. In recent years, we have combated waste trafficking, land consumption, and fought for the protection of the Sangro River and the environmental quality of the Val di Sangro. Our devoted and resolute efforts have led to the establishment of the SIC (Site of Community Importance) Monte Pallano and Lecceta d'Isca d'Archi area, a unique place where environmental and archaeological excellences coexist.

Legambiente, in this area, operates the Casanatura Fontecampana center, a venue where people of all ages can come together to share their passion for nature and the environment and expand their knowledge through various activities. Since 2017, thanks to the dedication of volunteers, Legambiente has also been managing the recycling center in Atessa.

Requirements

Volunteers should have an interest in and be comfortable with working in a group setting.

Italy Italy: Towards an Accessible and Inclusive Tourism: The Sassi Turchini Project (IT-SCI 9.5)

Dates

19/10/2024   -   03/11/2024

Feedback from 18 volunteers

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Disabilities
Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
9
Still room for
9 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Accessibility Mapping of Porto Azzurro: The association plans to assess the town's accessibility by mapping public areas and businesses. Reflection and comparison will be crucial for reporting data and identifying common accessibility issues.

Landscape Stations: Participants will desing and build interactive installations using natural and recycled materials, such as wind rattles and birdhouses, in collaboration with the Tuscan Archipelago Park.

Activities: The activities will be varied but complementary, emphasizing how small efforts can drive change and raise awareness in a broader context.

Final Event: The group's work will be presented in an open event, featuring an evening with typical dishes from the participants' countries of origin.

Accomodation and food

Sassi Turchini has shared dormitories and bathrooms.
There will be one room for women and one for men.
The bathrooms and showers are divided by gender and will be shared with any other guests.
The kitchen and eating space is adjacent to the dormitories and meals will all take place together with other groups and volunteers who will be present.
A little help will be asked in cleaning up the dishes at the end of the meal and possibly in the preparation.
We ask that you bring towels a pilowcase and bed sheets and/or sleeping bag.

Location and leisure

Isola d'Elba, next to Corsega. In the nord of Italy

Project hosted by

The Sassi Turchini project was concived and developed within the Promozione Sociale Gruppo Elba di Bagno in Ripoli, founded by Andrea Faberi in 1977. The young memebrs of the association have set the objectives of organizing comunal experiences between young and disabled people, renewing they commitment each summmer to that stretch of coast.
Furthermore, also based in Bagno a Ripoli, the association creates spaces and moments of social interaction with an inclusive perspective, valuing differences. Despite the considerable organizational demands, the context is unique in its presentation as an environment for free expression.

Additional comments

In addition to the normal rules of respect for being together, there are no particular ones. There is no wifi network and the city center can be reached on foot. Useful things to bring are
trekking and sea equipment.

You can check our website Sassiturchini.org

Requirements

Interest and sensitivity to the world of disability. The village is surrounded by greenery. A creative tendency and propensity for manual skills is required.

Sustainable Development Goals

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Partnerships to achieve the Goal