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.

Volunteer Programs in Italy

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Angloville
Volunteer in Europe: Become a Language Mentor and Discover Europe for Free
Multiple Countries
9.11 •184 reviews

Help Europeans improve their English by being a conversation partner...

Joinki
Exchange and Experience Italian lifestyles while Teaching Abroad
Italy
9.92 •24 reviews

Become part of the Joinki Language Tutor Program in Italy. This...

International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ
Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Italy from $715
Italy
9.71 •28 reviews

Trusted by 110,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer...

Cultural Homestay International
Teach English to a Host Family in Italy with CHI
Italy
9.5 •2 reviews

Volunteer to teach English in Italy with Cultural Homestay...

Global Volunteers
Make the Difference for English Language Students in Sicily
Italy
9.71 •7 reviews

Experience Italy as a volunteer with Global Volunteers - for one to...

Earthwatch Institute
Volunteer Teamwork - Unearthing Ancient History in Tuscany
Italy

Help excavate an ancient ruin site in Tuscany to learn about the...

Working Abroad Projects
Dolphin and Whale Research, Mediterranean
Italy

Volunteer at the Cetacean Sanctuary which is a marine protection area...

AIESEC Australia
Volunteer with AIESEC Australia in Italy
Italy

Our two main projects in Italy are the 'Help to Help' and 'EduChange'...

Global Nomadic
Marine Biology Course Italy
Italy

For those wishing to jumpstart or further a career in marine biology...

International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ
Most Affordable & Trusted Refugee Relief Projects with IVHQ
Italy

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities where you can help support...

Angloville
Volunteer in Italy and Stay for FREE at Beautiful Resorts
Italy

Stay at beautiful countryside resorts with all expenses paid while...

Culture Go Go
Teach English to an Italian Host Family - Stay for Free
Italy

Get free food and accommodation with an Italian host family - in...

Abbazia Ortodossa di San Martino
Stay in a XV Century in Umbria Italy and help others and the monks
Italy

We are 3 monks and 4 lay awaiting the arrival of another 5 monks from...

WEP International
WEP International Farmstay in Italy
Italy

If you’re looking to experience the beautiful Italian countryside...

What People Are Saying

Native speakers who participate in the Angloville programmes are given lots of constant and valuable support throughout, and this means that all their efforts can be directed towards making the week...

View from Slovakia hotel bedroom window, on Angloville programme, March 2020

Really enjoyed my 4 weeks of Angloville. The juniors were really nice and easy to work with and the fellow native speakers were a lot of fun, made some really great friends doing this programme and...

1st junior programme

I have completed three angloville programs over the period of a month. I was a little skeptical before going as my recruiter had disappeared and stopped responding to me (I assume she has quit)...

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