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Αρχαιoλογικά εθελοντικά προγράμματα
1. LUNAR 13 CILENTO BOOT CAMP, Short_term/ workcamp, ARCH MANU, 14/07/18 - 23/07/18, 20-35.
If you are passionate about archaeological sites have a look at this project, aimed at making the archeological site of Civitella more accessible, as well as at giving you the opportunity to understand and experience countryside. You will help the local team of volunteers to maintain and manage this wonderful place. Moio della Civitella is a small village in the Cilento National Park, situated close to the Amalfi Coast and Napoli.

Εθελοντικά προγράμματα με ανακαίνηση, χειρωνακτική και αγροτική εργασία
2. LUNAR 15 VALPOWORKCAMP 3RD EDITION, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO ENVI, 17/07/18 - 31/07/18, 18-35.
Join the Fjò aps, an association funded to promote culture and music among young people, and help locals in the maintenance of their village, San Pietro in Cariano in Valpolicella, a hilly area 20km far from Verona and not far from Lake Garda.

3. LUNAR 16 CILENTO FABLE PARK, Short_term/ workcamp, ENVI MANU AGRI, 23/07/18 - 06/08/18, 18-99.
If you join this project you will discover the old culture of Cilento, a territory composed by different kinds of landscapes and walking trails where local population is known for its tradition of narrating ancient fairy tales. This fascinating project aims at blending these two dimensions - nature and culture – through the decoration of the path "Prastia-San Lorenzo" with natural materials (branch, trunk), in order to represent a Cilento fairy tale. Through this action, collective memory will be stimulated and enhanced, along with the preservation both of environment and of natural resources.
You will do manual, agricultural, and forest work, and you will also have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the popular celebration “Cuntaria”, a festival dedicated to the narration of Cilento fairy tales. The project is located in Stella Cilento, a small village included in the National Park of Cilento, Diano and Alburni, UNESCO World Heritage Site!

4. CPI05 VILLA BONA 2, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO KIDS MANU CULT, 01/07/18 - 14/07/18, 18-30.
‘Giovani Insieme onlus’ is a voluntary association that organizes workcamps for the protection of the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage in Carignano since 1998. You will have the opportunity to recover Carignano’s architectural heritage and to enjoy environment, whilst meeting young people from all over the world. More in detail, you will maintain the rooms in Villa Bona, a wonderful historical villa of the 18th century surrounded by a big park in Carignano, by decorating walls, doors and windows; cleaning the staircase and the wrought iron railings; and cleaning the garden of the Villa. There will also be other tasks, such as some maintenance work on wooden doors of the main church (Duomo di Carignano) built in 1757.

5. IG 18-MTV 01, MTV-ITALY FARM STAY, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU AGRI, 25/09/18 - 25/10/18, 18-35, Extra Fee 30 EUR.
If you would like to live in Italy for one month and to live a unique experience while discovering how a family-run organic farm works, have a look at this project! You will help in vegetable gardening, general maintenance around the organic farm, pruning, harvesting vegetables, weeding and cleaning. You will be involved in the everyday work of a traditional Italian farm in the small village of Pescosolido, close to Sora, at the foot of the Abruzzi National Park, one of the most beautiful places in Italy!

6. LUNAR 01, AGAPE 1, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 04/06/18 - 24/06/18, 18-99.
7. LUNAR 05, AGAPE 2, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 25/06/18 - 15/07/18, 18-99.

8. LUNAR 14, AGAPE 3, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 16/07/18 - 03/08/18, 18-99.

9. LUNAR 19, AGAPE 4, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 04/08/18 - 24/08/18, 18-99.

10. LUNAR 24, AGAPE 5, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 25/08/18 - 10/09/18, 18-99.

The project AGAPE, running on different dates from June to September 2018, will give you the opportunity to share an intense community spirit in beautiful natural surroundings. You will be in Prali, a small village of 300 inhabitants in the Italian Alps, 70km away from Turin. You will support local volunteers in managing the Agape International Ecumenical Centre, an international place built after the Second World War as a sign of hope and reconciliation between people, and an important point of reference for Italian Protestantism. Volunteers will help in the following areas: kitchen, meal service (tables and dishes), cleaning, maintenance, bartending, babysitting. Games, discussions and trips will be organized during free time.

 

11. LUNAR 10, COLLE BERARDINO - HARVEST AND THRESHING FEAST, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO AGRI, 09/07/18 - 23/07/18, 18-99, Extra Fee 20 EUR.

In this interesting project you will do agricultural activities and will learn how to build an enclosure to protect wildlife; how to prepare a Harvest Party with recyclable materials, such as benches, tables and seats; and how to harvest aromatic herbs and grains in a farm. But there is more! You will also work with the volunteers of the workcamp LUNAR 12 to prepare the First Harvest Festival in Colle Berardino in a wild area on the mountains in the region of Rocca Sinibalda, 50 km Northeast of Rome.

 

12. LUNAR 12, TULARE- HARVEST AND THRESHING FEAST, Short_term/ workcamp, FEST AGRI, 13/07/18 - 27/07/18, 18-99, Extra Fee 20 EUR.

The farm Tularú, located on top of Mount Ponzano, is a cultural and agricultural project, a center of sustainable production which aims to use the cultural value of the traditional production techniques, in order to create participation. According to them, the bread produced in their farm is the bread of the whole territory because everyone has been involved in production. They constantly use sustainable practices in agriculture and organize many events.
The aim of this workcamp is to prepare everything for the Feast, a festival dedicated to agricultural activities with lots of music, workshops and events. For the first time this year a nearby farm (Colle Berardino) will organize another harvest festival supported by the workcamp LUNAR 10 in Rocca Sinibalda. The two groups will closely cooperate! The group in Tularù will help in Rocca Sinibalda and the group from Rocca Sinibalda will help us during our festival in Tularù.

 

Περιβαλλοντικά εθελοντικά προγράμματα
13. LEG23 IN THE HEART OF THE BEAUTY OF SICILIA NATIONAL PARK, Short_term/ workcamp, ENVI FEST, 16/06/18 - 30/06/18, 18-99.
If you participate in this project you will help a NGO whose objectives are raising awareness about the topics related to environment, society, culture and preservation of natural and artistic heritage. In this wonderful project you will clean up the Alcantara National Park, reach in biodiversity, and will prepare the medieval town to host the famous local event “The Romantic Night”.

14. LEG-MTV04, OSTELLO PARCO MONTE BARRO: NATURE, ECOLOGY AND TOU, MTV (mid_term), ENVI, 01/05/18 - 31/07/18, 18-99.
In this midterm project, located one hour by car from Milan and Bergamo, the minimum stay is 2 months! Along with the local group you will manage a sustainable hostel, and you will teach and practice sustainability, thus spreading ecology around the world! You will support in managing the hostel, by doing different kinds of tasks, such as custody of the hostel in daytime and nighttime; maintenance of the structure both indoor and outdoor; welcoming guests; and preparing rooms. You will also participate in various local events and campaigns.

15. LEG09, DISCOVERING THE SOUL OF SICILY: PANTALICA AND ANAP, Short_term/ workcamp, ENVI, 24/07/18 - 06/08/18, 18-99.
Safeguard and enhance the environmental, historical, cultural and artistic heritage of Sortino and the Hyblean Mountains, territories very rich in history, culture and lush natural environment. You will be in the Necropolis of Pantalica and the natural reserve of Anapo Valley, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site near Syracuse and Noto, in the baroque part of South-Eastern Sicily.

FULL 16. LEG16, SAN ROSSORE SUMMER, BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY AND HISTO, Short_term/ workcamp, ENVI, 08/07/18 - 22/07/18, 18-99.
If you love ecology, history and nature, this project, which blends them all, is for you!
In a protected area surrounded by a pine forest, few kilometres from the sea and at cycling distance from the city of Pisa, volunteers will do small interventions on natural areas and will work for the maintenance of transit paths for humans and animals. Through your participation in this project you will contribute to the activities of the hosting non-profit association which has been involved in many environmental activities in the city of Pisa and its territory for more than twenty years. Their activities range from environmental education in the schools to awareness campaigns on the importance of preserving and creating green areas in the town and its periphery.

FULL 17. LEG02, VITTORIESE WORKCAMP, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO ENVI, 31/07/18 - 13/08/18, 18-99.
Volunteers will clean and maintain paths and tracks which begin from the center of the village and rise on the hills behind. They will set up proper wood signals to improve the usability of paths and will maintain wooden street furnitures, such as benches and notice boards. The project is organized in Vittorio Veneto, the symbol of peace after the First World War which ended with the battle of the same name (4th November 1918). The town, which is not too far from Venice (around one hour and a half by train), has excellent artistic, historic and architectural heritage.

Υποστύριξη φεστιβάλ
18. CPI12 RADIO ONDA D'URTO 1, Short_term/ workcamp MANU FEST, 04/08/18 - 18/08/18, 18-30.
In this project, located in Brescia, you will have the opportunity to set up and run a festival aimed at financing the independent radio station RADIO ONDA D’URTO and its activities. The radio station was established in the 70s and since then it provides social, political and cultural information out of the mainstream media. The aim of the workcamp is to support an independent voice and through it freedom of speech.

19. CPI10 SILIUS TOGETHER, Short_term/ workcamp, SOCI KIDS FEST SPOR, 30/07/18 - 07/08/18, 18-30.
During the workcamp volunteers and the young people of Silius will organize together the annual event “Village games”, a three-day festival full of games, challenges and fun where kids, teens and adults are equally involved. Volunteers will prepare decoration, items and tools for the activities; and study the different necessary roles they will take to be a great referee during the competition. Beyond the activities strictly connected with the workcamp volunteers will be involved in lots of moments dedicated to traditional and cultural discovery; and to the exploration of typical Sardinian places, beaches and amazing naturalistic corners. The project is located in the island of Sardinia in the beautiful town Silius, 50 km from Cagliari.

20. CPI03 MONDIALI ANTIRAZZISTI, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU FEST, 30/06/18 - 10/07/18, 18-30.
Volunteers will be part of a bigger team of volunteers helping set up, run and take down the festival “Mondiali Antirazzisti” (The Antiracist World Cup), a multicultural five-day long festival based on the main idea to promote anti-racism and anti-discrimination through non-competitive tournaments of football, volleyball, basketball, touch rugby, and cricket. The goal of these sport activities, which will take place in Castelfranco Emilia, is to get to know each other and have fun together. Every year more than 200 teams join the Mondiali Antirazzisti and the 70% of the teams are mixed, since no racist or sexist discrimination is allowed! There are many other events taking place during the festival, e.g. concerts, workshops, debates, and summer camps for children. The whole festival will be implemented with a constant focus on reducing environmental impact as much as possible, thanks to recycling and to the use of renewable resources and natural local products.

Κοινωνικά και ευπαιδευτικά προγράμματα
21. IG-PONTELUNGO-R3, NI.Bò_C.S.PONTELUNGO-R3, Short_term/ workcamp, SOCI KIDS EDU, 14/07/18 - 28/07/18, 21-99, Extra Fee 30 EUR.
In this project, located in Bologna, you will help in the implementation of the activities inside and outside of C.S.PONTELUNGO, a sport centre open to social and leisure initiatives. You will have the opportunity to conduct your own workshops, e.g. running discussions on sensitive issues (migration, inclusion, acceptance of diversity, etc.) through games and non-formal methods. You will also have the chance to propose your own activities, for example sport, outdoor games, art, circus, music, dance, language, or any other activity you like.


22. IG-INSTABILE-R2, NI.Bò_INSTABILE-R2, (Bologna), Short_term/ workcamp, SOCI KIDS EDU, 30/06/18 - 14/07/18, 21-99.
If you wish to design and implement your own animation activities this workcamp, located in Bologna, is for you! Volunteers will help in the implementation of actions inside and outside a center used by local groups and organizations for leisure activities; and will also conduct their own initiatives.

Εθελοντικά προγράμματα για εφήβους

23. IG 18-04 MAZZARINO - RENOVATING A MINORS CENTRE, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO MANU REFU, 02/07/18 - 16/07/18, 16-30.
If you like manual work and you are interested in migration, have a look at this beautiful workcamp, located in Mazzarino, Sicily, where you will contribute to the initiatives of the non-profit organization "I Girasoli", involved since 2004 in social projects promoting hospitality, protection and integration of refugees and asylum seekers. You will renovate the space outside and inside of a SPRAR (Protection System for Asylum Seekers, refugees and humanitarian protected), and you will create objects for the embellishment of the area together with the migrants living in the centre (aged 14 to 17 years old) and with local volunteers. 

 

24. IG 18-07, POGGIO DEL CASTAGNO, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU AGRI, 27/08/18 - 10/09/18, 16-30.
Experience life in an organic farm this summer! Poggio del Castagno is a family-run biodynamic organic farm run where is possible to experiment techniques of innovative farming. Contribute to their activities by harvesting hazelnuts close to Pitigliano, a medieval village in Tuscany

 

25. LUNAR04, IN THE WOOD ARMONY, Short_term/ workcamp, MANU, 21/06/18 - 04/07/18, 16-17, Extra Fee 200 EUR.
If you participate in this beautiful project, located 25 km from lovely Orvieto, in the central region of Umbria, you will contribute to the activities of Artemide, an association that shares ecological values. What will you do exactly? Many things! You will be involved in creative recycling workshops, e.g. how to create new objects from recycled materials, by using both traditional ways of assembly and new creative and experimental techniques with pallets, wood from the forest, plastic bottle, paper, etc. You will also do maintenance work in the “House-Laboratory Cerquosino”, a place where different cultures can gather. What will be the impact of your participation? Protecting natural environment from the touristic speculation of the area; increasing the value of a disadvantaged rural area that has been abandoned from local population over the last 20 years; putting into practice ecology; and proposing new solutions related to traditional practices and creativity.

26. LUNAR07, VILLAGE IN THE WORLD, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO ENVI, 06/07/18 - 17/07/18, 15-17, Extra Fee 200 EUR.
Help the local host to renovate, clean and restore the surroundings of the village Roccantica. At the same time, discover and give energy to local community! ALA-Associazione Liberi Artigiani is a NGO created in 2009 and oriented to the creation of opportunities to support social inclusion, intercultural integration and employability for young people and adults from Italy and all over Europe. Contribute to their work by supporting local community in different renovation and environmental activities! You will be involved in cleaning, maintaining and restoring walking paths; and in social activities with young and old people from the village, e.g. cooking together, playing cards, organizing game programs and free time activities.

27. IG 18-08, AGRICULTURE FOR LEGALITY AND SOCIAL PURPOSES, Short_term/ workcamp, RENO MANU REFU, 03/09/18 - 16/09/18, 16-30.
Since 2004 the non-profit organization "I Girasoli" is involved in social projects promoting hospitality, protection and integration of refugees and asylum seekers. Main aim of the organization is providing refugees and asylum seekers with assistance and work opportunities, as well as sensitizing local community about migration. The organization manages several SPRAR (Protection System for Asylum Seekers, refugees and humanitarian protected) in the province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. Since 2017, they also manage a-9-hectares almonds field, a land confiscated to mafia in which they started a project aimed at reusing confiscated goods for social purposes; offering job opportunities for refugees; and spreading education against mafia. The project involves various factories and social cooperatives settled in the area, for the use of almonds for local food production and organic cosmetics. In the framework of this meaningful initiative, volunteers will support local volunteers and young people from the community centre in harvesting almonds, pruning, wood harvesting, and in creating a fence. They will also contribute to the renovation of the accommodation where they will live.

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