Volunteer with the local community

Would you like to volunteer with the local community by helping the youth workers in the youth centers, collaborating in the offices with communication & administration and supporting people & organizing activites in the residences

Join the European Solidarity Corps and become part of La Strada – Der Weg's team for 12 months starting from november 2021!

Partner organization

Coordinating organization

Associazione InCo - Interculturalità & Comunicazione

Bolzano, Trentino Alto-Adige

From November 2021 for 12 months

Hosting organization

La Strada - Der Weg ONLUS 

Today La Strada - Der Weg counts on 120 employees and around the same number of volunteers distributed in 5 areas:

  1. Culture, Territory and Family: Incentive measures in the youth cultures field, sport & education, streetworking projects, prevention measures in schools, advice, service to families. 2 youth centres in Bolzano and 1 in Merano work daily with school-aged children to give them a homely place to spend their free time in a safe and proactive atmosphere. Big importance is given indeed to incentivize and support personal initiatives proposed and organized by the kids themself.
  2. Addictions: Help for people with addictions and psichiatric illnesses related to addictions, communities, social re-integration projects and mutual self help groups. A team with big experience, composed by a coordinator, educators, pedagogy experts, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors and nurses works to create a sheltered place to reach a physical and mental stabilization. Inside the community there are different activities (sporty, artistic, cultural...) aimed to develop social skills and emotion managing; they also run rehabilitation workshops such as musical and art therapy.
  3. Women and Equal opportunities: Projects for trafficking and exploitation's victims, support to young mothers, individual projects
  4. Prevention and Advice: Mediators expert in the fields of youth problems, education and legal matters provide mediation between the parts
  5. Kids and Youth: Support and boost youth in difficulties through residential communities, educational activities and mediation in penal matters.

Especially in the Kids and Youth Area we are working to support the educational skills and capabilities of families, but there are still a lot of situations which need intervention, projects and services to give children adequate conditions to live in. In this context the 3 residential communities in Bolzano follow social and educational goals through individual projects, supporting kids in the fields of education and training, work, and in finding an autonomous way of living. The daily relations with significant adults gives to the communities' guests the possibility of experiment themselves, grow up, test themselves, re-elaborate their histories and make the best choices for their future. All this requires and offers to volunteers at the same time the possibility of playing a central role in the growth process of kids, representing a young and positive figure of adult.

  • Sancta Clara: here are hosted kids from 8 to16 years, sent from the basic social services
  • Il Focolare: for kids between 14 and 18
  • Pantarhei: for kids between 8 and 14 years Volunteers working with do not substitute for operator, but they represent an added value, bringing their own point of view and proposals for activities and strategies.

Especially young volunteers, who represent a growing and strong group, actively participate in proposing and creating some things or events that had a big success, such as our soccer team "Excelsior", known as the most loser and fairest and most inclusive existing team and youth events such as ArtMaySound (a non-profit festival dedicated to music, comics and art).


Proposed activities for the volunteer/s

Volunteers will have the opportunity to be involved in the activities in the following areas/structures.

  1. The youth centres in Bolzano and in Merano:
    • support children and youngsters with their homework;
    • collaborate with the educators in organizing and implementing recreational activities;
    • support educators in helping youngster in implementing their own initiatives.
  2. Office in Bolzano:
    • support in communication activities: drafting and sending newsletters, updating face book and the website, updating the database of life- long learning courses, volunteers and partners;
    • organizing awareness campaign about different issues such as ESC and more in general the Erasmus + programme.
  3. Residential structures:
    • collaborate with the educators in promoting free-time activities;
    • collaborate with the educators in household issues (setting the table,collaborating with the organization of the house, etc...);
    • accompany the boys/girls to different appointments, etc.

1 volunteer


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 La Strada - Der Weg. Just be curious, open-minded and highly motivated!


Food and accommodation

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

You will get food allowance and will share some lunch and dinners in the different communities.

How 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.

Information about the programme