Volunteering in the field of social inclusion, welfare and water sports

Would you like to volunteer with people with disabilities or frailties developing social skills through water sports? 

Join the European Solidarity Corps and become part of the Archè Società Cooperativa Sociale's team for 7 months starting from March 2022!

Ente/i partner

Coordinating organization

Associazione InCo - Interculturalità & Comunicazione

San Cristoforo al Lago, Italy

7 months, from March 2022 

Organizzazione ospitante

The Archè Social Cooperative Society was founded in 2005 in Trento, aiming to improve the inclusion and quality of life of fragile people by using different sport practices, especially outdoors and in water. Sport in particular is, in Archè mission, at the service of people with disabilities, to implement their sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem, to increase their psychomotor skills and to assist the classic therapeutic paths that are carried out by public and private institutions.
Each year, Arché welcomes about 1500 people and more or less 40 cooperatives or associations, offering their services through the sports of sailing, rowing, SUP surfing, canoeing / kayaking, and specific educational activities within e outside the school. Archè's path starts in 2007 with the sport of sailing in the Garda lake during summer season, involving different kinds of people (children, elderly and people with disability) and designing different experiences according to the needs of its user.
In 2012 Archè started a new activity, remaining in the world of outdoor sports related to water: the Stand Up Paddle Surf (SUP) at the Ekon Center on Caldonazzo lake. There, during the years, Archè developed a specific method to work with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, thanks to the collaboration with the Trento University (Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science) and the Verona University (Department of Sport Science), and introduced new water-sports.
Nowadays, from September to June, Archè works with schools and families, to maintain the relationship with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and to support students with different difficulties. Archè’s educators work both in the classrooms and - in the afternoon - outdoors, using different kind of activities to improve self-esteem and self-confidence.


The "All Inclusive Lake" project is an Archè project for young volunteers, which aims to offer an experience of concrete human growth to young people. They can get involved, through work experience and the proposed training, in many different relations with people with special needs and with the local social network in which the project will be inserted.
The aim of the project is to place young people in an extremely various context, with an educational focus on the well-being and growth of people with disabilities or frailties, be they children, young or elderly. Archè basically helps the volunteers to develop social skills through water sport.
Archè SCS develops its programs thanks to the contribution of a rich
network of partners. These subjects, with heterogeneous and complementary skills, are:

  • ODFlab (Observation Diagnosis and Training Lab) of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Trento, for what concerns the research resources.
  • APS NuoveRotte, for what concerns the help of volunteers around the organization
  • Some local organizations (more or less 40 social cooperatives and associations per year), that work with people with disabilities, and children or teenagers with social and family problems
  • Schools of the Trento Province, from Elementary to High Schools, are partners to Archè ScS offering educative support to fragile students
  • The Social Service works with Archè SCS to build the best paths for some teenagers with ASD
Requisiti per partecipare

Requirements to participate

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 Archè. Just be curious, open-minded and highly motivated!


You will get free accommodation for the whole duration of your voluntary service. You will live in a double room in a shared flat, with 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.

Cosa fare per candidarti

What you need to do to apply

For any information write an email to: info@incoweb.org.

If you want to apply send your CV (in English or Italian) to evs@incoweb.org and fulfill this Application Form 

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