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Work with children in the North of Italy


Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Project description

VKE is an association of volunteers, founded in Bolzano in 1974 by a group of parents, who wanted to dedicate themselves to emphasizing children's and young people's right to play and creating playing areas for them, but also to the improvement of children's life quality, as well as that of the youth and their families in general. The main activities of VKE are: 1. "Spielbus/Ludobus" a small bus with several games to visit the different comunities of the Province of Bolzano offering children the opportunity to play and learn together. 2. "SpielHaus/CasaGioco" is a small house for the promotion of the free time where children can find different games. 3. "Estate Ragazzi VKE" are summer camps for children aged between 3 and 14 years. (

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will get free accommodation for the whole duration of your voluntary service. You will live in a single room with shared bathroom, laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities. You will share the apartment with other volunteers. You will get a food allowance to cover your food expenditures. The transport to and from Italy will be covered according to the EVS plan.

Training during the project

Pre-departure training in Germany, on-site training in Italy, online language course, 24-7 emergency number.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for a motivated GERMAN volunteer between 18 and 30 years who is interested in working with children. The volunteers' tasks may include: participation in the organization and implementation of games in the frame of the "Spielbus/Ludobus" and of the game centers (“Spielhaus/Centri Giochi”), support in the organization and development of summer centers, organization and realization of workshops about their own country or about Europe, organization of inter-cultural activities together with the other volunteers, raising awareness about the youths' right to play.

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/06/2019 to 31/05/2020

Placement location


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Placement topics

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 31/05/2019