Giardino di Nunù


Giardino di Nunù

Centro Social Pet

Matera, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The association Centro Social Pet was born in July 2013 in Matera. It is affiliated to the National Educational Sports Centre (recognised by CONI) and its main purpose is to encourage the development of amateur sports activities, through the promotion, dissemination and exercise of dog activities with great attention Pet Therapy. The association also organizes experiential workshops, educational projects in schools, seminars, conferences and training courses to encouraging the active participation of citizens. The combination of sport and nature gave birth do the project "Il giardino di Nunù" (Nunù's garden) in June 2018. It aims to promote growth activities in nature for children aged 3 to 6. This project takes place daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at an educational farm in Matera. Il giardino di Nunù offers children the opportunity to live the nature, do educational zoo-anthropology experiences, activities with the pet therapy dogs and farm animals, together with play and movement.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Since the space of Centre Social Pet is outside of the city, it is necessary to drive together with the coordinators car to the working space - punctuality is very important. If you are very sportive you can ride the bike to arrive there, takes about 30 min. Volunteers do stay in double rooms, inside a flat shared with other European volunteers. The flats are 10 min walking distance from the city center. The apartments are self-managed by the persons who life inside. cleaning, shopping, cooking) and everyone needs to follow basic rules. Volunteer receives 155 euro for food + 150 pocket money;

Training during the activity

The topic of solidarity is part of our association, as it is part of the life of the members involved. Through our activities we pass on the basic elements of solidarity directly and unfiltered to the children who are part of our activities. Welcoming a volunteer from another European country will be a further element of concreteness that we can demonstrate to our children. The volunteer will experience from inside what means: outdoor education, education in nature, dog and animal therapy, the concept of Forest Kindergarten and see from inside the management of an Italian NGO.

Participant profile

We are searching for a solar person who loves children and education, who like to be outside and be in contact with nature; a person ready to help wherever needed with artistic of sportive competences to share with the staff and the pupils of the kindergarten; languagewise is important that the young volunteer wants to learn Italian and is ready to study, but for the start is enough to have a medium level of English; Age 18 - 30 years Some experience in the field of education, animal therapy, out-door education and sport would be appreciated.

Activity dates

A total of 40 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 10/06/2022


Activity location

75100 Matera Italy


Looking for participants from

Finland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia


Activity topics

Education and training

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 20/07/2021