Volunteer in Italy with people at risk of social exclusion

Is your age between 18 and 30 years old? Would you like to come to Italy for a period of volunteering with people at risk of social exclusion? Associazione InCo is looking for a boy or girl to host from mid April to end of December 2020! 

Ente/i partner

Associazione InCo

Bolzano, Italy

From mid April 2020 to December 2020

Organizzazione ospitante

Caritas Bolzano - Diocesi Bozano-Bressanone

Caritas implements its job by trying to identify people and groups of people living in poverty situations, discovering and enhancing the solidarity experience already present in society, carefully observing cultural changes and social developments, reminding that everyone has its own social responsibility.

Caritas does all this mainly by offering services and activating support, help, sharing and collaboration projects with people in situations of poverty.

Caritas pursues three basic objectives:

  • make the Christian community become more and more a place where love for people is truly lived;
  • ensure that the civil (and political) community take on its social responsibilities, looking forward to building a more supportive society;
  • accompany people, fight poverty and marginalization, give answers to needs and sufferings, work against injustices and inequalities.

About the environment

Bolzano-Bozen is an autonomous province situated in North Italy with having its borders to Austria and Switzerland. Together with Trento, it makes up the region of Trentino Alto Adige/Südtirol one of the five autonomous regions in Italy. Bolzano happens to be a unique example of cohabitation with hosting Austro-Hungarian origined inhabitants as majority of its population who speak an Austro-Bavarian dialect of German, about a quarter of the province is Italian-speaking and a small minority speaks Ladin as mother tongue, while both Italian and German are the official languages of Bolzano-Bozen, As a result of sheltering a multilingual and multicultural population, Bolzano happens to be one of the most important examples of ‘coexistence atmosphere’ in the territory of Italy.

The province in total has more than 500.000 inhabitants and hosts the Free University of Bozen which makes it easier to find free time activities compared to the rest of the smaller Italian cities. Bolzano is also blessed with the luck of being situated among the Alps and the Dolomites which were declared as world heritage by UNESCO in 2009. The town of Bolzano is in easy commute to Trento, where InCo is :-), in about 40 minutes by train and in about 1,5 hours to Innsbruck, Austria.


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 Young Caritas office but they will have the opportunity to collaborate with other services of Caritas Bolzano.

Main activities are the following:

  • YoungCaritas:
    • organization and implementation of workshops at schools regarding social issues and international solidarity;
    • organization and implementation of special events such as “Corsa dei Miracoli”, “Fiera del volontariato”, “72 ore senza compromesso”;
    • participation in special training about volunteering;
    • Holidays and recreational activities.
  • Services for refugees: Casa Aaron, Casa Arnica, Casa Sara, Casa Miriam, Casa del pescatore, Casa Anna, 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.
  • Services for homeless people: Casa Arché, Casa Magret, Casa dell'ospitalità. Volunteers will support the staff in:
    • implementing and organizing recreational activities;
    • the community life as for example helping for the preparation of lunch/dinner with the guests.
  • For people with AIDS: Casa Emmaus and Iris Caffè.
    • Implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events.
  • Disabled people
    • Implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events.
  • People with addiction problems: Binario 7
    • Implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events.
  • People with psychic problems: Centro diurno.
    • Plan some recreational activities;
    • bring in some new ideas;
    • help by cooking. 

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

1 volunteer

Requisiti per partecipare

We are looking for a boy or girl aged between 18-30 who is interested in the topics covered by the project.


You will get free accommodation for the whole duration of your voluntary service. A room will be provided at the disposition of the volunteer in the Caritas building in the centre of Bolzano. Kitchen facilities of the structure are open to the utilization of the volunteer. 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

Send your CV and attached Application Form to evs@incoweb.org.

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