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Volunteer in Italy

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Italy is one of the most popular nations to visit in Europe, and it is rightly so. Italy is a nation full of amazing food, fashion, art and architecture. It is a nation with a rich history and unlimited attractions.

Though volunteer opportunities in Italy are little more sparse than tourist attractions, it's truly a unique and genuine way to experience Italian culture. If you want to volunteer in Italy on your next trip abroad, several programs offer placements with projects working in agriculture, education, and marine conservation.

Agriculture/Farming:

Italy has extensive areas meant for farming. There are opportunities in Italy for volunteers to live on a farm with an Italian family. Volunteers help with harvesting, animal care, and selling produce in markets, among other tasks.

One of the best ways to look for volunteering opportunities with agriculture is through WWOOF or other work exchange websites like HelpStay.

Teaching

There are many opportunities for teaching in Italy as there is a need for competent teachers. As a teacher, you will mostly be working with children in schools. You will teach students everything from American songs and games to written and conversational English.

Marine Conversation

Italy is located on the Mediterranean Sea, a sea which contributes to the beauty of the nation. The Mediterranean Sea is known for its dolphins. Unfortunately however, the dolphin population has been rapidly declining in the last several years. As a volunteer, you will help in dolphin research and learn about photo identification and remote tracking.

NGO/Nonprofits:

Italy, and its capital city of Rome in particular have a number of nonprofit organizations that work in diverse areas. They work in areas such as education, poverty, and human rights.

Best Places To Volunteer:
  • Rome: Italy’s capital and largest city, home to the most number of tourist attractions.
  • Sicily: largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea, has a very rich and unique culture.
  • Puglia: region in Southern city, known for its archaeological regions.

No vaccinations are required for volunteers in Italy. However, if you plan on visiting the nation during November to April, you are recommended to be vaccinated for Influenza. For more information, visit MD Travel Health.

Italy is a safe nation and crime is rare. Whatever crime tourists will experience will be mostly limited to pickpocketing in large tourist attractions and big city centers.

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Naples
International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ
Volunteer in Italy with IVHQ! Every year, hundreds of volunteers join IVHQ's highly affordable volunteer projects. Here volunteers assist on a range o...
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Sicily
Greenheart Travel
Boost your resume and travel abroad as a volunteer English tutor in Italy! The Greenheart Travel Teach in a Homestay program is a great opportunity to...
2 reviews
Italy
GeoVisions Foundation
Spend 2 weeks, 4 weeks, even 8 weeks living in a rented apartment near the beach on the coast of Italy. Relaxed already? Now spend 15-20 hours/week he...
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Rome
Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3,000 voluntary service projects in more than 100 co...
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Turin
Cultural Homestay International (CHI)
Volunteer to teach English in Italy with Cultural Homestay International! Join CHI's World Explorers program and live with an Italian family while you...
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Spain
Atlantis Project
Shadow doctors for 20+ hours a week in Spain, Italy, Argentina, and other countries. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks. Atl...
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Italy
GeoVisions Foundation
If you love food, wine, and the seaside (who doesn't?!) then GeoVisions has a program designed especially for you. The GeoVisions Walk and Talk progra...
1 reviews
Italy
Global Volunteers
Experience Italy as a volunteer with Global Volunteers! Our mutually beneficial relationship with teachers and administrators in several small towns i...
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Italy
WEP International
If you’re looking to experience the beautiful Italian countryside, then join WEP International! WEP, a global organization that has been around for ov...
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Italy
Global Nomadic
Get involved in ongoing academic research into Dolphins in the Italian Mediterranean with a local NGO. You will live on board a cutter ship of 17.70 m...
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Palma de Mallorca
Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools
This program, which has been scheduled by the Sanisera Field School, is divided in two main parts. In the first part of the course students will gain...
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Italy
GeoVisions Foundation
GeoVisions' tutor program provides native English speakers a chance to live with an Italian and tutor them in conversational English up to 15 hours/we...
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Italy
Concordia International Volunteers
Italy is waiting for you for some amazing volunteering projects this year ! Renovating a cultural centre, working in National Parks and Reserves, help...
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Italy
AFSAI
AFSAI coordinates a nice project called A.P.E.-Crocevia dei Popoli which is a volunteering association based in Piombino, an Italian town of nearly 35...
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Italy
AIESEC Australia
Our two main projects in Italy are the 'Help to Help' and 'EduChange' projects. In Help to Help, volunteers will work with an NGO in Naples to deliver...
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