Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
Volunteers carry out research and protection of flora and fauna in remote locations (e.g. in Pescasseroli and Villetta Barrea). Volunteers must cover their insurance and registration fees:
Contact: Centro Operativo Servizio Educazione, Via Roma, 67030 Villetta Barrea (AQ), Italy; 011-39-0864-89102; fax. 011-39-0864-89132; firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: ‘Volunteer Program’), www.parcoabruzzo.it.
Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Italy
Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
Global Volunteers in Italy
Volunteer to teach English to students in the Puglia region of southern Italy.
Gruppi Archeologici d’Italia
Regional archaeological units coordinate 2-week digs that paying volunteers can join.
Contact: Via Baldo degli Ubaldi 168, 00165 Rome, Italy; Tel./fax. 011-39-06-3937-6711; email@example.com; www.gruppiarcheologici.org (in Italian).
Workcamp and Solidarity in Beautiful Italy
IBO Italia is an NGO volunteer organization which has created workcamps in some of the most trying settings of Italy. It is specifically looking for English-speaking volunteers to join one of our many missions: Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Rome, Sicily ,and more. We are an organization focused on diversity and exchange, thus warranting our desire for international volunteers who speak English. No Italian is necessary; you will pick that up throughout your journey with us!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iboitalia.org
Long-established environmental and bird conservation association. Catalog of summer projects at its bird reserves throughout Italy. Volunteer camps (lasting 1-4 weeks) .
Contact: Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli, Via Trento 49, 43100 Parma, Italy; 011-39-0521-273043; email@example.com; www.lipu.it.
International workcamps accept about 400 incoming volunteers.
Contact: Via Buonarroti 39, 00186 Rome, Italy; 011-39-06 8841880; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lunaria.org.
Service Civil International Workcamps SCI US
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including Italy. The $250 application fee covers lodging, meals, and minimal health insurance. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci-ivs.org for an application.
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Italy! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Membership costs €25 to obtain list of more than 50 organic farmers in Italy looking for volunteers.
Contact: email@example.com, www.wwoof.it
WWF Italia ONG
A few environmental conservation camps, though the emphasis is on holidays.
Contact: Onlus Via Po 25/c 00198 Roma, P.Iva IT 02121111005, tel. 06844971; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wwf.it