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Unsere italienischen Partnerorganisationen sind Legambiente (LEG), Lunaria (LUNAR), IBO Italia und YAP Italy (CPI).
Legambiente ist eine engagierte Umwelt- und Naturschutzorganisation, Lunaria ist stärker im sozialen und kulturellen Bereich aktiv, v.a. in den Bereichen Immigration und Engagement gegen Rassismus & soziale Ausgrenzung.
Workcamps haben in Italien eine lange Tradition und zeichnen sich durch hohe Erfahrungswerte aus.


Hilf und lebe in einem oekumenischen Gemeinschaftsprojekt in den italienischen Alpen
Italien    LUNAR 06    AGAPE 2 (Prali)    27.06.-17.07.2017    MANU   7vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Agape International Ecumenical Center is a place of encounters where you can live an intense experience of community in beautiful natural surroundings. Agape is located in one of the Waldensian Valleys, the only area in Italy where protestants constitute a significant presence in the population. Agape was built after the Second World War as a sign of hope and of reconciliation between people, thanks to the voluntary work of many young men and women. A resident group still lives in Agape throughout the year. The dimensions of community and voluntary service remain central. Since 60 years, Agape is a place of education and development, theological exploration, political engagement, of acceptance and validation of differences. Every year many people, with different religious, cultural and political background, come to Agape for share discussion, debate and challenged themselves. Indeed Agape is a place where you can exchange experiences about different thematic with many different people, a good place for learn about yourself and the others.
www.agapecentroecumenico.org , here you will see the activity programs involve during the season.
WORK: The work camp consist to support the different activities of AGAPE. For example, when a number of guests have meetings on issues of political, social, cultural and religious interest.
Volunteers will help in the following areas: kitchen, meal service (tables and dishes), cleaning, maintenance, bar tending, babysitting.
Agape is a place where you will mix intellectual and manual practice
The place is beautiful but really isolated, though you will stay together with many international participants to the AGAPE meetings.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Usually the volunteers share the bedrooms with three or four other one . Toilets are in common. The meal are typical Italian Mediterranean and there's a vegetarian alternative for those who require it, as well as for any specific allergies. It is possible to use a washing machine.
ARRIVAL: We require that all volunteers contact Agape secretariat before arriving since travel to Agape can be complicated.
TERMINAL: Turin.

Verbinde Fussball mit Frauen und LGBTQ Rechten bei einem antirassistischen Sportevent
Italien    LUNAR SP1    “MONDIALIANTIRAZZISTI” - GoALL: sport, women and LGBTQ     01.07.-09.07.2017    FEST/CULT/SPORT   8vols (no more female)
AGE: 21+
PROJECT: The Anti-racist world championship (5-9 July) is a sport and cultural festival, at its 21st edition (www.mondialiantirazzisti.org), involving dozens of thousands of athletes and visitors. The sport is used as a tool for overcoming barriers based on race and gender stereotypes. For years, the festival has focused on the inclusion of migrants, refugees, people with disabilities and all those discriminated groups every day on and off the playing field. This year has decided to further expand its horizons with the inclusion of the project GoAll (www.facebook.com/goallmar/), about women and LGBTQ people rights to sport. The event is organized by UISP, the National union for social sport. This specific project is organized by GOAll, a group of women who are pushing gender issues into the sport world. Workshops, discussions, exchanges of experiences and raising awareness actions, will be developed by GoAll team, with your support.
WORK: “Builders”, setting-up, assembly, and various manual activities to prepare the event, including woodwork to create tables, sofa, and the GoAll camping area, together with local and international volunteers. "Football players": participation in the tournament with an international team of volunteers passion for football is needed, playing skills is optional; "Reporters": 1-2 participants will work on the photo and video reporting of GoAll, during the 4 days of the event; “Teams support ” : participants will help teams, to feel welcomed, being responsible and active; "GoAll Info point": 2-3 hours nightly, in turn, to inform and sensitize the people on GoAll issues and aims; “Share experiences”: organization, management and participation to the GoAll cultural event "Another kind of football"; "Cooks" can help in preparing sandwiches for the players.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: food will be provided by the canteen, participants could be helpful in preparing meals. Tents will be provided. Toilets and showers (m/f) are available in the camping area.
LEISURE: the festival is an incredible socialization event, so free time will be spent there. A visit to Bologna is planned.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: being able to speak English; being interested in women and LGBTQ rights; love sport and be ready to play football; being ready to live a massive multicultural event; photo and video lovers with their device are welcomed. Bring your own sleeping bag.

Biete Menschen mit Behinderung einen traumhaften Sommer
Italien    CPI06    ODOARDINA (REGGIO EMILIA)    04.07.-21.07.2017    SOCI/DISA   5vols
PROJECT: Odoardina is one of the 7 care centres for disabled people managed by the social cooperative named LO STRADELLO (www.lostradello.it). It s a day care centre for people with different kind of disabilities (physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental). The day care centre provides a range of social services for about 20 people with disabilities (aged 18 to 64 years) from 09 am to 04 pm, from Monday to Friday. The general purpose is to help people with disabilities to live in their communities and to promote independent living, giving the opportunity to develop relational, social life and employment skills in accordance with their individual needs. YAP organizes international workcamps in Odoardina during the summer period since more then 10 years and the international volunteers are really well welcome by the staff and the people of the day care centre.
WORK: International volunteers will support social workers and volunteers of civil service organized activities for people with disabilities: games, workshops and activities aimed at encouraging self-expression, communication and interpersonal relations through song, music, drawing and painting, beauty salon, crafts with paper recycling, swimming pool, day trips and cleaning the house. Volunteers can also be programmed to maintain a small kitchen garden. Volunteers will work from 08:00 to 16: 30 from Monday to Friday. International volunteers and the leader of the labor camp, at the end of assets and over the weekend, will remain alone at Odoardina Service and will be responsible to independently manage the space and the equipment made available to them. Please bring the games, the good ideas and all that you can use to create a nice atmosphere in their free time and on weekends.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: International volunteers will live in an apartment with kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment and the day center are located in a big old country house surrounded by beautiful farmland, 6 km from Reggio Emilia. On weekdays, lunch is organized with staff and users of the day center. Volunteers will receive a budget to provide for the preparation of breakfasts and dinners (and lunches at weekends). The Cooperative will provide sheets and blankets for the beds. Volunteers should bring towels needed for the duration of the camp. It will be at their disposal a washing machine to wash clothes.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Odoardina is located in the countryside, in a remote location from the city (6 km from Reggio Emilia) and inadequately served by public transport. To go to the city you can use the bus that passes two / three times during the day (at night is not working) and the bus stop is located about three kilometers from Odoardina. For transportation the cooperative will provide volunteers bicycles. The weekends are free and the group of international volunteers can organize visits to beautiful cities such as Reggio Emilia, Parma and Bologna, but the costs of visits and the organization of trips, are not covered by the project.
REQUIREMENTS: YAP project-related motivation form is required. The volunteers must arrive in the centre the first day and leave the last day of the work camp before 4 pm.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: BLQ

Der Orobie Valtellinesi Park in den Alpen braucht eure Hilfe bei der Erhaltung seiner Schoenheit
Italien    LEG01    Love the mountains in Alpe Dosso     09.07.-22.07.2017    ENVI/AGRI   10vols
PROJECT: Alpe Dosso is located at 1600 meters over sea level surrounded by breath taking landscapes. It is a place full of woods which are in need of constant maintenance. Volunteers will take care of pathways, woods, plants and other things in order to keep the park clean and beautiful.
LEGAMBIENTE LOCAL GROUP: The group in Lecco is made up of young and dynamic people, mostly under 30. The main activity of this Legambiente group is the management of a hostel; moreover, it has campaigned against food waste and for the correct waste management.
Take a look at https://it-it.facebook.com/legambiente.lecco for details.
WORK: Volunteers will clean pathways, eliminate infested plants and take care of the woods. They will be working with the constant help of experienced volunteers (Consorzio Montagna Viva - http://www.cmviva.it) that will provide all the necessary tools.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Our alpine hut at 1600 meters over sea level is quite isolated and has bad reception. It takes 2 hours by foot to reach the alpine hut, which is provided of a kitchen, beds and toilets.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Orobie is the first alpine chain in the north of Lombardia plain and pre-alpine reliefs. Since the alpine hut is quite isolated, leisure trips will be arranged inside the park itself, who has breathtaking landscapes and lots of pathways that volunteers will be free to visit to enjoy fully the Orobie valtellinesi mountains park.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Predisposition to live, walk and work in the mountains. A project-related motivation letter is required and if necessary a skype interview.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Orio al serio/Milano Malpensa
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Colico

Renovierung und Landschaftpflege im Herzen Sardiniens
Italien    LUNAR 11    BAU MELA 1 (Montiferru Sardina)    10.07.-24.07.2017    RENO/AGRI   14vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The association Bau Mela organizes most of its activities under a mountain area in the heart of Montiferru, where extreme landscape and natural value merge . Since 2011 BAU MELA manages a service center that allows the constant presence and volunteer activities in all seasons of the year. Some of the principles that inspire the recovery and enhancement of the valley are synergic gardening, permaculture, renewable energy, energy saving and development of pastoral traditions. The association also runs a study center on pastoralism and farming practices.
WORK: International volunteers will work in different activities necessary for the development of natural heritage and to tasks of maintenance and improvement of Bau Mela facilities. Specifically, the tasks of the volunteers will be synergistic horticulture activities; Recovery and cleaning paths; harvesting and processing of wild plants; eco-building with materials found on site; daily management of the forest and participation in meals preparation and cleaning of common areas.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: volunteers will sleep in tents. Natural toilets and showers are available. Electricity is available from photovoltaic panels in the facility, volunteers can charge devices.
LOCATION: Bau Mela community is in the isolated area of central Sardina. Buses arrives 2.5 km close and pick up service is provided. Train station is situated in Abbasanta, the nearest city is Oristano.
REQUIREMENTS: ready to live in simple conditions, working clothes. Some tasks can be hard work, no internet connection available.
TERMINAL: Cagliari airport and harbor. Better to arrive in the morning for catch the local connections at time.

Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft - alte Techniken - Bauernfest
Italien    LUNAR 12    HARVEST AND TRESHING FEAST (Calcariola, Rieti)    12.07.-26.07.2017    AGRI/FEST   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Tular Centre for sustainable production, is an organic start-up cooperative, that work to merge different agricultural techniques and to valorize the social and cultural value of sustainable production. This is the reason why the Harvest and Threshing Feasts, when you reap with hand ancient wheat grains it is a chance to involve the community and the old farmers who still remember the traditional techniques. The participants to the Fest are also encouraged to join, since the bread that will be cooked in the next year with the harvested wheat will be very cheap for them. Tula hosted 2 successful workcamps in 2015 and 2016 and this is the third edition! The Feasts will include educational workshops and artistically events (music and buskers) while there will be the chance to buy local products.
WORK: The Feast will be an event of agricultural work with a small festival, every related task will be done by the volunteers: preparation of the interior of external spaces, assistance in the kitchen, reaping and harvesting by hand, public reception.
In the 24th July, immediately after the party, will start a 2 weeks course of Permaculture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture) and in those days you will be asked to help with the preparation for the course. Being primarily an agricultural activity, the dates of the Feasts are approximate and depend on weather. In case of rain other tasks will be performed.
Please consider that in the farm live 2 children (1,5 and 5 years old) and that other children will be present during the party.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: the volunteers will be hosted in their own tents, close the farmhouse where the local staff live. Two internal bathrooms are available, another compost toilet and a shower are outside with hot water (from thermo compost). The food, vegetarian and not, you will be cooked together with volunteers. Mainly there will be our own production food: pasta, vegetables from the vegetable garden, cow and chicken meat, eggs, seasonal fruit.
LOCATION: Tular is located atop Mount Ponzano, in a hilly/mountain (850 m, asl) area, quite wild. The nearest town, Calcariola, is located at 6 km of gravel road, while Grotti, a town with a grocery store and two bars, is located at 7 km . In the land of the farm there are two swimming ponds, forests, pastures and arable land. Rieti is the provincial capital (50,000 inh.)
PARTICIPATION FEE: 20€
TERMINAL: Rome

Saniere Teile einer historischen Villa - Denkmalpflege am Ufer des Po
Italien    CPI08    VILLA BONA 2 (CARIGNANO)    16.07.-29.07.2017    RENO/MANU/CULT   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Giovani Insieme onlus is a voluntary association that since 1998 has organised groups of workcamp volunteers for the protection of artistic, cultural and environmental heritage in Carignano. The work camps in Carignano were started to restore some rooms in a building in the historical centre 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.
WORK: Volunteers will restore two rooms of Villa Bona, a wonderful historical villa of the 18th century surrounded by a big park, situated in Carignano. The restoration work will involve: the decoration of the walls, doors and windows; removal of boxes; cleaning of the marble staircase and the wrought iron railings; restoration of the dark wooden paintings, cleaning the garden of Villa Bona. Moreover the volunteers will make some restoration activities at the Opera Pia Faccio Frichieri (an ancient building of Carignano that nowadays is an old-people s home) such as: garden cleaning, restoration of the nativity scene, cleaning and restoration of the pavement, wooden benches and doors of the church at Opera Pia. All these activities will be under the guidance of a professional conservator. The restoration of Villa Bona is being finalized to use the villa for public events by the committee and local organizations.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a building with beds, communal bathrooms with showers and hot water and a kitchen. Bedrooms are provided with 2 to 5 beds per room. The volunteers are responsible for the cleaning and cooking. The organisation covers the cost of the meals and also the materials for the work. Volunteers must be equipped with a sleeping bag (or sheets), pillowcase and towels.
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 centre is of typical piemontese style, characterized by an ancient core with medieval archways and a baroque cathedral. The towns surroundings offer sites of architectural and naturalistic interest, it is also possible to reach Torino 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 organise 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.
REQUIREMENTS: YAP project-related motivation form is required. No specific experience is required for the project.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: TRN

Nutze die Chance und staerke dein Umweltbewusstsein – komm nach Valverde und helfe beim Anlegen von Fußwegen und ihrer Beschilderung
Italien    LEG19    Valverde: green is better    17.07.-30.07.2017    ENVI   12vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The Parco del Castello di Verde technical staff people are creating ecological connections among the different natural environments of the Park, in order to improve the biodiversity of the area. During the camp, volunteers will be involved in the creation of the footpaths and their road signs.
LEGAMBIENTE LOCAL GROUP: Legambiente Voghera-Oltrepò has been active in the area for 30 years. Environmental and cultural variety defense, fight against all forms of discrimination and social injustice, promotion of volunteering, solidarity and peace are main objective of our local activities as well as promotion of a more modern waste management, renewable energies, biodiversity and sustainable development. We coordinate green areas cleaning days, planting trees, and educational workshops in schools.
WORK: the volunteers will be involved in the creation of Parco del Castello di Verde footpaths and road signs with the aim to improve the usability of the Park. The work will be always in direct collaboration with the local technical staff. Naturalists and skilled staff will be available to the volunteers during the whole workcamp duration.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in a hostel, which is a building completely remodeled in 2015, with self-managed kitchen. Wi-fi internet is provided.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The Park is a conservation area at 750 meters of altitude. It's located between Val Tidone and Valle Staffora. It has various natural features in its area. There are interesting and naturalistic points of views. It includes the beautiful "Giardino delle farfalle" (Butterfly's garden) where specific plants and flowers lure butterflies with their scent so that it's easy to observe many of them.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: A motivation letter is required.
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Milan airports
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Voghera train station and bus stop in Ponte Nizza (bus line Voghera-Varzi).
Car rides can be provided from Ponte Nizza to Camp location on request

Hilf und leben in einem oekumenischen Gemeinschaftsprojekt in den italienischen Alpen
Italien    LUNAR 14    AGAPE 3 (Prali)    18.07.-05.08.2017    MANU   7vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Agape International Ecumenical Center is a place of encounters where you can live an intense experience of community in beautiful natural surroundings. Agape is located in one of the Waldensian Valleys, the only area in Italy where protestants constitute a significant presence in the population. Agape was built after the Second World War as a sign of hope and of reconciliation between people, thanks to the voluntary work of many young men and women. A resident group still lives in Agape throughout the year. The dimensions of community and voluntary service remain central. Since 60 years, Agape is a place of education and development, theological exploration, political engagement, of acceptance and validation of differences. Every year many people, with different religious, cultural and political background, come to Agape for share discussion, debate and challenged themselves. Indeed Agape is a place where you can exchange experiences about different thematic with many different people, a good place for learn about yourself and the others.
www.agapecentroecumenico.org , here you will see the activity programs involve during the season.
WORK: The work camp consist to support the different activities of AGAPE. For example, when a number of guests have meetings on issues of political, social, cultural and religious interest.
Volunteers will help in the following areas: kitchen, meal service (tables and dishes), cleaning, maintenance, bar tending, babysitting.
Agape is a place where you will mix intellectual and manual practice
The place is beautiful but really isolated, though you will stay together with many international participants to the AGAPE meetings.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Usually the volunteers share the bedrooms with three or four other one . Toilets are in common. The meal are typical Italian Mediterranean and there's a vegetarian alternative for those who require it, as well as for any specific allergies. It is possible to use a washing machine.
ARRIVAL: We require that all volunteers contact Agape secretariat before arriving since travel to Agape can be complicated.
TERMINAL: Turin.

Landschafts- und Wanderwegpflege nahe dem Gardasee - Begegnung mit italienischen Jugendlichen
Italien    LUNAR 13    VALPOWORKCAMP (Valpolicella)    18.07.-01.08.2017    ENVI/FEST   16vols (no more female)
AGE: 18-35
PROJECT: This is the second workcamp organized in Valpolicella. This year the project is promoted by Fjò, an association founded to promote culture between young people. The workcamp is organized thanks to the collaboration between Fjò and local communities, such as Breonio Pro Loco, Fumane Municipality and Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo Municipality.The main idea is to contribute to the maintenance of the local environment and at the same time make people discover this wonderful place where we live. Moreover we want to promote the cultural exchange between the international group and the local community.
WORK: The volunteers will collaborate with local people in the renovation of paths and natural areas around the village. They will also help the association in the activities they organize.
ACCOMODATION: The group will be hosted in Breonio (Fumane municipality), in the primary school. All the volunteers will sleep in the same room. The group will have to cook their meals and help in the cleaning works.
LOCATION: Fumane is one of the five municipalities that are part of Valpolicella, a hilly area 20km far from Verona and not far from Lake Garda. The main activity of that region is agriculture (grapes) and winemaking, so the landscape is mainly rural and covered by vineyards.
TERMINAL: The nearest airport is Verona Airport (“Valerio Catullo”). Anyway the city of Verona can be easily reached by train from the main city and airport of north Italy (Milan, Venice, Bologna).From Verona train station there are many busses to reach the meeting point (more information will follow).

Workcamp im Anapo Tal auf Sizilien
Italien    LEG31    Pantalica Experience    20.07.-03.08.2017    ENVI/CULT   10vols (no more male)
AGE: 18-35
PROJECT: The project aims at safeguarding and enhancing the environmental, historical, cultural and artistic heritage of the Hyblean Mountains, in Sicily; the workcamp will be organized in a territory very rich in history, culture and lush natural environment, an UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Necropolis of Pantalica and the nature reserve of Anapo Valley; -the activities will be held in the natural reserve area, in the archaeological areas of Pantalica and medieval Sortino and in the city centre. The Legambiente local group Ecopolis was born in 2005 thanks to a group of young people that decided to fight against the lack of civic sense, the inadequacy of public policies, to improve the respect towards common goods and to raise the value of the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The group adopted the slogan “say by doing” and worked to give positive inspirations to the local community.
WORK: Volunteers will be involved in different activities: with locals they will clean up an abandoned area and build an enclosure around it in order to create a park dedicated to pets; they will cut grass, branches and bushes to open up a new path in the nature reserve guided by a worker of the Forest Department; they will promote the archaeological and nature areas of Pantalica, Anapo Valley and the Medieval Sortino working at the path system and welcoming tourists.
STUDY PART: volunteers will attend a workshop on local handicraft held by an expert artisan and aimed at the realization of a traditional object.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in an old hermitage out of the city centre and self-managed. There is no internet and the water supply is limited. The diet will be vegetarian and arranged with local products.
LOCATION AND LEISURE:The camp is organized in one of the most important prehistorical sites of Sicily: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pantalica, in the Nature Reserve of river Anapo Valley. It is located in the area of Sortino, a small town on the Hyblean Mounts, near Syracuse, Noto and the whole baroque part of South-Eastern Sicily. The planned excursions will take into consideration the treasures of our area: natural reserves, archaeological sites, and of course our wonderful beaches.
TERMINAL: Catania International Airport Fontana Rossa(CTA). Train stations in Syracuse and in Catania. -Last bus from Catania at 19:00 (stops at the airport); -Last bus from Siracusa at 20:00
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: No specific skills are required. Just keep in mind you will spend most of your time outdoor, immersed in the wild nature, so pay attention to insect bites or stings, especially if you are an allergy sufferer.

Mache Ruinen mit Zyklopenmauerwerk wieder zugaenglich - Begegnung und Natur in den Bergen bei Rom
Italien    CPI11    CYCLOPEAN MASONRY IN ROIATE (ROIATE)    29.07.-12.08.2017    ENVI/MANU   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: In the past YAP Italy organised several workcamps in Roiate in cooperation with the town hall and an NGO called Sentiero Verde (Green Footpath). Roiate is a small isolated and picturesque village, about 60 km from Rome, surrounded by the natural park of Aniene river. There are some ancient ruins in the park: this territory has been inhabited since the pre-Roman era and you can still observe pieces of polygonal walls (aka Cyclopean masonry ) built in the Iron Age. In the Middle Age, Roiate fell under control of the monastery of Subiaco and, according to the legend, Saint Benedict from Norcia left his mark on a stone nearby while lying on it. Ever since the IV century a church and then a convent were built to preserve this stone. The church, devoted to Saint Benedict himself, still exists. Rich natural, cultural and historical heritage ensures the constant interest of pilgrims and hikers in visiting this area thanks to several trekking footpaths across the natural park. Sentiero Verde is a non profit organisation that since 30 years deals with trekking and ecotourism in Lathium region, creates different extra urban and urban footpaths, organises training courses for mountain guides, promotes sustainable tourism and local development of territory through hiking. Thanks to the previous workcamps, Sentiero Verde has already restored a part of footpath of Roiate, it s time to make a next step
WORK: Volunteers will be involved in many different outdoor activities such as cleaning and maintenance of the path that leads from the village to the ancient ruins, signals and fences restoring, lands reclaiming, garbage removing. Volunteers will be working 7-8 hours per day under the supervision of local technical leader. Be prepared for physical work. Volunteers will also have the chance to meet the local community, participating in meetings and events and helping the organisation of local events.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in the mountain shelter around 2 km away from the town centre. The lodging is structured into shared rooms with common bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. You must bring your sleeping bag and a mat. Budget for the food is provvided. The volunteers will go shopping, cook and clean as a team.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Roiate, 60 km (1 h) away from Rome, is a very small village (around 800 inhabitants, a bit more in the summertime). Although it s not far from Rome, there is no bus connection after 5 p.m. so It s NOT possible to visit Rome after work or in the free time. Visit to Rome could be arranged only during the free day You will have a perfect opportunity to get to know a very friendly local community and discover the local traditional cuisine as well Old ladies of the village would love to teach you some typical recipes Please, bring with you typical games, recipes, musical instruments from your country.
REQUIREMENTS: YAP project-related motivation form is required
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: ROM

Entdecke die Geschichte Siziliens waehrend du auf dem archaeologischen Areal von Contrada Muratore arbeitest
Italien    LEG12    Archeological heritage in Madonie Regional Park    01.08.-14.08.2017    ENVI/ARCH   12vols
PROJECT: The workcamp is about cleaning, excavation and construction of footpaths in the archaeological area of Contrada Muratore, in rural landscape of Castellana. Volunteers will be greeted by a united, strong, willing and hospitable community.
LEGAMBIENTE LOCAL GROUP: the local group “Francesco Lojacono” was born in 2007 in Palermo with the aim of safeguarding and promoting areas with natural and cultural value through awareness campaigns such as “Salvalarte” (save the art) and Solidarity and Environment, for the fruition of natural areas by disadvantaged people.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: the Regional Park of Madonie, extended for 794 km in the north-centre of Sicily, includes the highest and most ancient mountains in the region. The workcamp will take place in Castellana Sicula, where volunteers can use bike sharing service and free wi-fi. In the free time, the volunteers will explore the Park - also through sport activities - and the villages at its feet, with their traditions and community life.
WORK: The work will take place in a vast archaeological area and will mainly consist in the cleaning of the already excavated structures, and the enlargement of a trench. Volunteers will work under supervision of Park’s archaeologists.
STUDY PART: Volunteers will be involved in training about works and knowledge of the archaeological context. They will learn different cleaning techniques, excavation, collection of information, management of ceramic pieces.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in a large and welcoming district building, surrounded by a large garden. The meals, cooked in structure, will be based on local and genuine products
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: good health and motivation letter.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Airport Palermo Punta Raisi;
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Campofelice di Roccella.

Hilf mit beim Fundraising waehrend des internationalen Strassenmusikfestivals
Italien    IBOIT19    FERRARA - BUSKERS FESTIVAL 2017    17.08.-29.08.2017    FEST   10vols (no more female)
AGE: 18-30 years
PROJECT: For the sixth year in a row IBO Italia is guest of the Ferrara Buskers Festival for the solidarity. After the 2012 edition, when IBO Italy collaborated to support some villages of Emilia Romagna deeply damaged by the earthquake of 20-29 may 2012; and 2013, when we supported volunteerism and youth mobility, also for 2014 strengths are
united to collaborate for the youth volunteering. That's how the project of a new workcamp has raised, with the aim to involve a group of volunteers to support this
project. The Ferrara Buskers Festival (www.ferrarabuskers.com), with its 800.000 spectators, is the biggest event in the world dedicated to the street art. It was founded in 1988 with the aim of enhancing the role of street artists and to get to
know a city rich in history and charm – objectives which have been fully accomplished. The protagonists of the Festival are the buskers themselves; travelling artists who, in their daily activities, try to give some good humour and poetry to passers-by. Since the third edition, every year the festival is dedicated to a guest nation from which a large part of the 20 invited groups come from. In addiction to the invited ones, accredited groups participate at their own expenses and according to the selection they can perform even just for one day. Nobody receives a fee, just the offers that the public drops in their “hat”. The shows follows a daily rotation, so the groups changes their “stage” every day. Since 2011, the Festival organization is involved in the project Ecofestival, to reduce waste to the least and to fix elevated standard about the respect of the environment for events of wide range. Separate collection of paper, plastics and aluminum during the event. Bureau Veritas has certified the results achieved by the project. Furthermore, the Ferrara Buskers Festival wants to be a great moment of solidarity, sustaining the training to the values of volunteering, youth mobility in an intercultural world; the value of an active citizenship, to ideally unite Ferrara to Italy and to the whole world.
WORK: The volunteers will be involved in a fund-raising activity in 7 different enter points in of the action area of the buskers (Ferrara historical center). In particular the 30% of the offers will be donated to IBO Italy that will use the founds to support the training and the values of voluntary world, youth mobility, and active citizenship.
ACCOMMODATION: You will stay at a house close to Ferrara. Volunteers will have breakfast and lunch. In the evening packed dinner. Volunteers are invitated to collaborate to prepare meals and in the taking order and clean in the common rooms.
MEETING POINT: Arrival at the railstation of Ferrara. Here the volunteers will be picked up at 16:00 on the 17th August.

Hilf dabei einen Strand an der wunderschoenen Amalfi-Kueste sauber zu halten und lehre Kindern etwas ueber Umweltbewusstsein
Italien    CPI20    MAKE IT BLUE IV (MINORI)    17.08.-31.08.2017    ENVI/KIDS   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The work camp is organized by YAP (Youth Action for Peace) in cooperation with ACARBIO (Associazione Costiera Amalfitana Riserva Biosfera) and the local municipality of Minori. ACARBIO is a NGO engaged in the candidature of the Amalfi Coast as Biosphere Reserve within the MAB-UNESCO programme. Its activities focus on the conservation and safeguard of the natural and historical-cultural heritage of the Amalfi Coast, by promoting any kind of sustainable development with projects regarding the environment, biodiversity, tourism, local tradition, mobility, green energy. Among the many activities of the organization, international workcamps are becoming more and more important. In the past 4 years ACARBIO organized more than 11 workcamps with YAP about cleaning of green areas, the beach, workshops for kids on recycling and upcycling, building of natural houses, etc.. These projects were organized under the name of Make it Green and Make it Blue. As ACARBIO has worked these years promoting a more sustainable approach towards mother nature, we believe this project represents an opportunity to raise awareness about environmental protection at local level, and at the same time promoting volunteering, international cooperation and the involvement of local youth. More information about our previous workcamps can be found here http://goo.gl/HPSXGO
WORK: International volunteers will work together with local volunteers from the civil service and they will give their contribution to the achievement of the objectives. The main activities will be focused on supervising the public beach, providing assistance to the bathers by keeping the beach clean from garbage, cleaning the sea with a paddle boat (pedalo), empty the trash bins, coordinate the usage of the umbrella-beach holders and make sure they are in their places , clean the main dock of the city from the sand, check the id cards of local people accessing to the resident beach , warn people not to play with the ball on the public beach or on the dock. The volunteers will also be engaged in the organization of activities for children aimed to raise awareness about the protection of the sea side and the environment as a whole. They will be protagonists in the communication activities and will send an important message in favour of the environment. The international volunteers will work for around 6/7 hours per day, for 6 days a week. The work will be done in pairs or small groups in different shifts (to be arranged together with the campleader) from 08:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 03:30 pm to 08:00pm. Please note that flexibility and adaptability are required, and there might be some physically demanding work from time to time (under the sun).
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Board and lodging are guaranteed for all participants. Volunteers will stay at one of the local schools, where there will be bathrooms, showers and a kitchen. Participants will be asked to take their sleeping bag with them. The group will be responsible for preparing meals and cleaning the place. The organization will provide all the food that is needed. Public transportations are available for every days movements.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Minori is a prestigious tourist destination in the Amalfi Coast. It is a small town that counts around 2.800 inhabitants and it is famous for being an ancient vacation destination for Romans. In fact a well preserved roman Villa was found in 1932 and now it s one of the main attraction of the place. This town is also very famous for its gastronomic tradition, being the place where the production of pasta was born and became an art. Of course Minori offers also a beautiful seaside, beaches, nice promenade, stunning landscapes, one of the biggest Basilicas of the area and its bell tower. Other famous places like Amalfi, Ravello and Positano can be visited nearby. Naples and Salerno are about 1 hour away. In this period of the year there are several events related to local traditions, art and music all along the coast. TERMINAL: Airport of Naples. There are public busses that will allow participants to reach the place where they will be staying in Tramonti. The nearest train stations are Nocera Inferiore, Salerno and Naples in this order. From the train station you can take a bus to the Amalfi Coast, stopping at Minori. Specific instruction on how to reach us will be provided in the infosheet.
REQUIREMENTS: YAP project-related motivation form is required. This workcamp is recommended for people who love the sea and the nature, who are interested in the topic of sustainable development and protection of biodiversity, who are ready to have a positive attitude towards interculturalism. No specific experience is required for the project, only a lot of motivation, responsibility during the activities and desire to explore new places and help the nature and the local community.
NEAREST AIRPORT: NAP

Baue einen Sozialgarten auf dem Gelaende einer sozialen Kooperative in der Naehe von Rom
Italien    LUNAR 25    INCLUSIVE SUMMER (Civita Castellana)    19.08.-31.08.2017    SOCI/AGRI/DISA   10vols (no more female)
AGE: 21+
PROJECT: “Il Pungiglione” is a social cooperative that contributes to the development of the local community. The “Arianna's house” is located in Civita Castellana hosting important service including a family-house, a social and an educational center. This place particularly welcomes people with special needs to develop the potential of everybody. It's an empowerment center in the perspective of their social and professional inclusion.
The “Arianna's house” is surrounded by a green area to be transformed in to a social garden and a community park. The social part of our "dream" in this project involves creating and sharing an alternative augmentative communication lab that overcomes the physical and cultural language barriers with integrated communication through images.
WORK: The volunteers will set up a social garden which will be used like a way of personal growth and training for the persons welcomed, as to produce seasonal food to be consumed directly within the residential services. We will also set up a public park to make the area around the “house” more usable and enjoyable by the entire community. In addition, volunteers will participate in the field trips with the “house” guests, as well as organize their theme evenings with other local associations, to end with a big party open to the whole community.
Working days and hours: The volunteers will be involved in activities for about 6 hours a day, and will be guaranteed to them two days off. The work session can be divided and used in different activities in the same day or used continuously for the field trips.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The “house” offers the opportunity to cook on site. The food will be bought on the basis of an indicative weekly menu and welcoming as far as possible the demands and preferences of the guests of the house, in this case the international volunteers. We prefer local, seasonal products, and vegetables and fruits are available for any vegetarian menu. As for housing, some of the local structure, with annexed bathrooms and showers, will be made available to the volunteers. Inside the “house” there are also one laundry room that can be used, as well as the wi-fi .
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Civita Castellana is a town of 16,777 inhabitants in the province of Viterbo in Lazio. It is 37 kilometers from the provincial capital and 50 km from Rome.
Civita Castellana is a place rich in history and natural beauty. Located on the hydrogeographic basin Treja, famous for its gorges and its historical and archeological trails.
TERMINAL: Rome
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The relationships with the guests, people with specials needs, will be important: volunteers will be asked to interact and enjoy on a peer basis. Social and communication competences are needed. Volunteers able to speak Italian are welcome, for a better interaction with the locals. Workcamp open to volunteers 21+ yo.

Renovierung und Landschaftspflege im Herzen Sardiniens
Italien    LUNAR 21    BAU MELA 2 (Montiferru Sardina)    21.08.-04.09.2017    RENO/AGRI   14vols
PROJECT: The association Bau Mela organizes most of its activities under a mountain area in the heart of Montiferru, where extreme landscape and natural value merge . Since 2011 BAU MELA manages a service center that allows the constant presence and volunteer activities in all seasons of the year. Some of the principles that inspire the recovery and enhancement of the valley are synergic gardening, permaculture, renewable energy, energy saving and development of pastoral traditions. The association also runs a study center on pastoralism and farming practices.
WORK: International volunteers will work in different activities necessary for the development of natural heritage and to tasks of maintenance and improvement of Bau Mela facilities. Specifically, the tasks of the volunteers will be synergistic horticulture activities; Recovery and cleaning paths; harvesting and processing of wild plants; eco-building with materials found on site; daily management of the forest and participation in meals preparation and cleaning of common areas.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: volunteers will sleep in tents. Natural toilets and showers are available. Electricity is available from photovoltaic panels in the facility, volunteers can charge devices.
LOCATION: Bau Mela community is in the isolated area of central Sardina. Buses arrives 2.5 km close and pick up service is provided. Train station is situated in Abbasanta, the nearest city is Oristano.
REQUIREMENTS: ready to live in simple conditions, working clothes. Some tasks can be hard work, no internet connection available.
TERMINAL: Cagliari airport and harbor. Better to arrive in the morning for catch the local connections at time.

Arbeitet zusammen mit Studierenden aus Neapel
Italien    LEG32    We Love the Nature in Roscigno    28.08.-10.09.2017    ENVI/CULT   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The "WE LOVE NATURE" workcamp has been thought by a group of local youngsters, with good will and a great love for their territory and has the aim to involve partners, volunteers and local community for a correct use of Archeological Site of Monte Pruno. First archeological discoveries date from the 20s, when during some agricultural works, many jewels were found. In the 80s Salerno’s Archaeological Authority started a systematic program of exploration and scientific investigation that lasts also now in collaboration with the Federico II Univeristy of Naples.
The Legambiente Sammaro born in 1991 carried on different battles against pollution and for the environment, has hosted many international workcamps. The local group is used to work with the schools to sensitize young people to respect the environment.
WORK: Volunteers will work in collaboration with students of the University Federico II of Naples, helping to restore the archaeological site of Monte Pruno, making cleaning of the spaces reserved to the excavations. The aim is to make the site a pleasant and welcoming area to the flow of tourists and archeology lovers
STUDY PART: There will be some sessions about the history of Monte Pruno Roscigno and our spectacular and historic surroundings as Paestum.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in a school with shared kitchen and two bathrooms with a shower and a spacious lounge. The die twill be based on local and healthy food.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Monte Pruno is situated 2 km far from village of Roscigno, in the heart of Cilento. It is called "balcony Alburni", because overlooks the only path which makes communication possible between the Diano valley and archeological area; its location makes it suitable for a stable settlement in the course of the centuries. Other areas to visit are the Certosa di Padula, the gorges of Calore in Felitto, Castelcivita caves.
TERMINAL: Naples Airport. Naples to Salerno train station. Salerno Piazza della Concordia coach bus company "PECORI" direction Roscigno times 12: 30 last 17:50
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should be interested in ecology and archeology. And nature lovers.

Vorbereitung und Unterstuetzung fuer das San Michele Festival
Italien    LEG29    Autumn in Monte Barro Park    24.09.-07.10.2017    ENVI/FEST   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Since it is a very important area also environmentally speaking, the more people are willing to help us take care of it, the better. Anyone represent a precious help for this magnificent natural area in the North of Italy. In fact, Legambiente have been in charge of taking care of this beautiful area for a long time now. Volunteers will be asked to help organising the San Michele festival by cleaning pathways, and preparing stands.
Legambiente local group: Legambiente Lecco is made of young and dinamic people, mostly under 30. The main activity of this Legambiente group is the management of an hostel; moreover, it has campaigned against food waste and for the correct waste management. Take a look at https://it-it.facebook.com/legambiente.lecco for details.
WORK: Volunteers will be asked to help organising the San Michele festival by cleaning pathways, removing weeds making sure that they are well-walkable. All this tasks will be fundamental to obtain a cleaner and even more beautiful park, which is what we expect from all this interventions. For what concern the San Michele festival, volunteers will have to mow the grass, position bins and chairs, and generally make sure that everything is in place in order to make the festival a pleasant experience for everybody.
STUDY PART: At the beginning of the camp there will be a meeting in order to show the volunteers the details regarding their work in the park.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be hosted in an hostel run by Legambiente itself inside the park, on the top of monte Barro. There, they will find a comforting dormitory, a kitchen, a dining room, bathrooms and so on... Wi-fi access is also provided. Volunteers will be taking turns cleaning all the rooms they will have access to and also cooking for all the group members. Volunteers might be hosted for the night in a single dormitory without separation of gender, unless it will be possible for the hostel to sort them in different smaller rooms. In that case, men and women will be probably separated.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In such a small area (665 ha), volunteers will find a high variety of landscapes and biodiversity, matching with history and culture Monte Barro is the only mountain in a hilly area between Milan and Lecco, close to Como Lake. From their accommodation on the top of the mountain, volunteers will have the chance to admire the beautiful landscapes. Volunteers will have the possibility to visit the archaeological site, the bird-watching point and the ethnographic museum located inside the Monte Barro Park while having relaxing walks.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers will work in a mountainous environment, therefore it will be necessary for them to be in a good health condition. A project-related motivation letter is required and if necessary a skype interview.
TERMINAL: nearest airports: Orio al Serio, Milano Malpensa; nearest train station: Lecco train station

Organisiere Workshops fuer Kinder und hilf mit beim Bau von z.B. einem Baumhaus
Italien    LUNAR 28    The School in the Rabbit’s wood    07.10.-21.10.2017    KIDS/RENO/CONS   15vols
AGE: 22-35
PROJECT: We are a Public School (includes primary and middle school) - "I.C. Anzio IV "that works with children from 3 to 13 years old carrying out an experimental project named" The School in the Rabbit’s wood” experiencing the different recreational and learning activities in the woods. In 2016, a first international workcamp successfully joined us and this year we want to make it again!
WORK: The work will be partly animation or workshops with children, partly dedicated to the construction of an area that will be used for the activities with children (a wooden porch, a tree house, a sandbox, a hut) and cleaning green areas of “Gallinara Park” where we are hosted for the implementation of this project. The Park is about 90 hectares near the beach, where volunteers can go after 16.00 or on weekends.
Location: a pine forest / forest that reaches the sea from inside S.I.C. (Protected under the name "Tor Caldara").
Days: Monday to Friday.
Hours: 10.00 to 16.00 with 1 hour break for lunch
The three types of work (Work with kids - Renovation -Construction) can alternate during the day based on a timetable organized with volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will stay in the campsite in the same Gallinara park and will sleep in tents (they will have to bring their sleeping bags). They will have access to toilets, showers and camp beds. Also they will have access to the camp kitchen where they can prepare simple dinners. Volunteers will be able to use the bicycles with which they will be able to move from the place where they will sleep in the park where they will work (which will not be distant). They will also be able to use them for leisure time. Lunch from Monday to Friday will be organized by the school, while dinner will be prepared by volunteers and sometimes by project partners. It will be possible to have vegetarian or gluten free lunches, but we will need to know it before your arrival to arrange it.
LOCATION: Anzio is a delightful seaside town about 55 km in the south of Rome with a long last history from the ancient Roman time until the last century and still today we can admire its remains. There is a marina and fishermen deck from which it is possible to reach the island of Ponza, 2 hours from Naples. Rome can be easily reached by 1 hour by train
TERMINAL: Ciampino airport 46 km from Anzio – COTRAL bus to Anzio (outside the airport)
Fiumicino airport “Leonardo Da Vinci” 55 km from Anzio + train Leonardo express ( at the airport to Roma Termini Station where every hour a train takes direction Nettuno (get down at Anzio Centro)