Volunteering with disadvantaged women and kids in Sicily

Istituto Walden

Sciacca, Italy

Activity description

The following main tasks will take place in Casa di Accoglienza Istituto Walden center, a shelter for women and minors that are survivors of abuse or coming from a difficult social background : - Support of the educators in carrying out of the following activities: - Afterschool activities (homework, lessons of the foreign language, workshops) - Clown-recreational workshops: cooking, theatre and music, art-attack - Linguistic workshop in the mother tongue of the volunteers - Organization of festivities events: carnivals, Christmas, Easter, etc - Management of daily life in the community or in the halfway house: preparation of food, cleaning of the rooms and common areas, personal cleaning of children - Accompaniment of users to doctors, hospitals, gyms, swimming pools, trips, sea, etc

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers will work 5 days per week, for maximum of 35 working hours per week. They will have 2 consecutive days off. Volunteers will get 2 additional free days per month. The days off cannot overlap with the days of other volunteers. (meaning that the volunteers will not be able to take the days off together) and will not be the weekends. - Accommodation Volunteers will share a flat in Sciacca, with shared bedrooms, a kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. Pocket money of 5 euros per day will be provided plus 85 euro for a month for covering the food expenses.

Training during the activity

On-Arrival trainings with the coordinating organization and the Italian National Agency. Italian online course. Specific traning for tasks.

Participant profile

a) work with kids and women that come from different social backgrounds, often survivors of abuse b) have strong respect of the rules, to be patient and creative in order to develop the activities; be a determined person, positive and open to making proposals c) have a good predisposition to be flexible and manage working hours and activities, and to know how to collaborate with educators in a crisis d) be open to understanding the process of learning and the rules of co-living PLEASE APPLY THROUGH THIS FORM: https://youthforeurope.eu/project/volunteering-in-italy-promoting-social-inclusion/

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/11/2020 to 31/12/2021


Activity location

Sciacca Italy


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom


Activity topics

Social challenges

Education and training


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 30/11/2020