ESC - Caritas

Would you like to volunteer with young people and people at risk of social exclusion?

Join the European Solidarity Corps and become part of the Caritas Diocesi Bolzano-Bressanone's team for 10-12 months starting from september 2023!


Ente/i partner

Coordinating organization

Associazione InCo - Interculturalità & Comunicazione

Bolzano, Trentino Alto-Adige

From September 2023 for 10-12 months

Organizzazione ospitante

Proposed activities for the volunteer/s

The volunteers will work with Caritas Diocesi Bolzano-Bressanone, its partners and other partners working with young people and people at risk of social exclusion. The volunteers will be part of a team and they will participate in staff meetings and in meetings with other volunteers. Volunteers will be mainly involved in the office of the YoungCaritas but they will have the opportunity to collaborate with other services of the Caritas Bolzano. Main activities are the following:

  1. YoungCaritas:
    • organization and implementation of workshops at schools about social issues and
      international solidarity
    • organization and implementation of special events
    • participation in special training about volunteering
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities and holidays for children and youngsters on the seaside
  2. Services for refugees and migrants: Casa Arnica, Casa Sara, Consulenza Profughi, Consulenza per migranti Moca, Centro di Ascolto, Casa Freinademetz (both for migrants and italians) and Casa Migrantes. Volunteers will collaborate in:
    • attending trainings for interculturality, migration and integration;
    • organizing and implementing recreational activities for children;
    • assisting children in doing their homework;
    • database maintenance - entry and processing of personal information;
    • supporting refugees in their language learning path;
    • job search assistance
    • support in finding a flat
  3. Services for homeless persons: Casa Arché, Casa Margaret, Volunteers will support the staff in:
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities
    • support the community life as for example helping at the preparation of lunch/dinner with the guests
    • organize activities for the leisure time
    • job search assistance
    • support in finding a flat
  4. For people with HIV and AIDS: Casa Emmaus
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events
  5. Service for people with special needs and psychic problems: Integra and centro diurno
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events
    • preparation of meals
    • accompanying people to therapy and medical checks
  6. People with addictions: Binario 7
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events

Regular YoungCaritas activities for volunteers: The youngCaritas staff offers the volunteers several activities. They are free to decide whether they want to join or not. Informal language learning meetings, intercultural meetings and cooking sessions can be organized for and by the volunteers themselves. The volunteers are invited to different Caritas events like art expositions, workshops and panel discussions on actual political topics and more.
The volunteers support the youngCaritas staff in the planning and implementation of their
projects and activities and can actively contribute their ideas. For example:

  • Music Heroes: The 'Music Heroes' are the protagonists of the initiative: young volunteer musicians singing and/or playing outside old people's homes or other facilities for the elderly (but not only). A simple action as a form of combating loneliness.
  • CaféTalk: A topic, a guest, a cosy place and a desire to talk: these are the ingredients for a CaféTalk. A project that is a space and an opportunity for young people to be protagonists. In the choice of theme, host, modalities, etc.

Volunteers will work 30-35 hours/week, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes the volunteer will be requested to work also during weekends. In any case, volunteers will not work more than 5 days/week and will always have 2 days off.

Numero di posti

3 volunteers

Requisiti per partecipare

You need to be aged between 18 and 30 years old and you should preferably be an EU citizen.

You don't need any previous experience or training in order to become a volunteer and carry on your activities in Caritas. Just be curious, open-minded and highly motivated!


Food and accommodation

The volunteer will be offered accommodation in a shared flat with his own private room. The flat includes shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. All rooms are equipped and Internet is included. Basic use might be facilitated.

The volunteer will receive a monthly amount of money to sustain food expenses. Kitchen facilities are available in the Caritas building in the centre of Bolzano. The volunteer will have the possibility to use the common kitchen of the centre where s/he has her accommodation means as well.

Cosa fare per candidarti

For any information write an email to:

If you want to apply send your CV (in English or Italian) to and fulfill this Application Form

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