Affordable Volunteer Programs in Italy from $685

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Are you ready for a meaningful adventure in Italy? Join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization, in Naples, Italy.

You can choose from 4 volunteer project options, including Teaching, NGO Support, After School Care and Environmental volunteer projects. Your program fees include your airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a volunteer apartment with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Italy, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager.

If you thrive on authentic experiences, a vibrant culture that puts the focus on people and cuisine, an abundance of opportunities to grow, exciting adventures and cross-cultural learning, volunteering in Italy is for you.

IVHQ Volunteer Projects Available in Italy:

  • Teaching English
  • After School Care
  • NGO Support
  • Environmental
Highlights
  • IVHQ’s Italy program is available year-round, starting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.
  • Highly affordable program fees from $685 for 2 weeks - we provide the most affordable and top-rated programs around the world.
  • You’ll be joining between 10 and 40 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Italy each month.
  • You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer experts, and joining a network of 80,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart - we are the world’s safest organization.
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs.

Questions & Answers

Definitely not- most of the volunteers spoke basic Italian or learned their first words there. That being said, I went into the program fluent in Italian and I felt I got a lot more out of it and was able to help the kids more.
Hi Hannah! Children volunteering as part of a group with adult minders, or with a parent, guardian or family member who is 18 years or over, are eligible to participate on an IVHQ program. When a volunteer under the age of 18 applies to volunteer with IVHQ, it is important that the name of their minder is noted on their application, so we know that they are eligible to volunteer and our local team...
Hi Konstantina, We welcome volunteers from all the globe and you are very welcome to volunteer in your home country. Jordan McFadyen IVHQ Community Manager
The program is available for anyone over the age of 18! If you have a guardian, a group, or family member that is over 18, then you can participate. Hope that helps!

Reviews

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based on 19 reviews
  • Impact 9.1
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.2
  • Value 9.3
  • Safety 9.3
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Sarah
10/10

Volunteering in Naples

From the moment I had arrived to Naples, I had a good feeling about the program. I was warmly greeted at the airport, and taken to the accommodations where I met with the other volunteers. We instantly hit it off.

My daily experiences consisted of volunteering at an NGO where we supported the office with help in any way they needed (administrative work, speaking with clients etc..). The other volunteers and I made use of our downtime by exploring and visiting the beautiful sites that Naples has to offer, and of course, eating a lot of Italian food.

Despite not knowing any Italian before the trip, we were all able to communicate with locals and pick up some useful expressions. Overall, the experience was life changing, and I would definitely recommend volunteering in Italy to anyone who is interested in volunteering abroad.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Sarah. So delighted that you have had a life changing experience while on an IVHQ program! Thanks for the recommendation, we hope that you will join us on another Volunteer Program in the future.

Yes, I recommend
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Soraya
10/10

Best month ever!

My time in Napoli was by far one of my favourite experiences to date. The city is stunning, the people are incredible, overall it is just perfection and I already miss it so much. A basic day in the lives of a volunteer would consist of going to your placement or 2 (I worked with 2 different NGOs) and then you would have the remainder of the day to do whatever you want. This could include sightseeing (Naples alone has so much to see and also, the accommodation is based right in the heart of the historical centre so your surroundings are full of interesting things to see,) trying new foods, going to the beach (Gaiola which is about 45mins away but worth it.)
The weekends are free for volunteers so we spent them going further afield. My favourite was definitely the island Capri. Absolutely amazing, I would 100% recommend it. Also, trips to Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento were great, so there is a lot to see and you can never get bored.
Prior to departure, the research I did on Naples left me feeling quite nervous about arriving to the city, however I can assure you that whatever you read on line or especially in the :Lonely Planet about Naples is not true. The city is just like any other city where you need to keep an eye on your belongings and always be cautious. Naples is amazing and you will have an amazing time :)

How can this program be improved?
Living with many people can cause a lack of cleanliness so the only thing I would recommend to be improved is some sort of rota that ensures everyone in the house is doing their bit to keep it clean, which will stop the people cleaning all the time and bring in the lazy people too!
Yes, I recommend
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Natalie
10/10

An amazing opportunity!

I spent two months with IVHQ Italy this past winter and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! The staff is very caring and attentive and truly wants you to have a great experience; and there are multiple opportunities to truly make a difference in Naples and the surrounding area. All this while living (and eating!) in one of the most interesting cities in Europe (and the birthplace of pizza!). It really doesn't get much better than this!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Natalie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos from your experience volunteering on our Italy program in Naples. It’s great to read it was such a rewarding experience. Thanks for being an IVHQer.

Yes, I recommend
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Emma
10/10

Unforgettable Experience

I spent three weeks in Naples doing the Teaching English program, and as I continuously tell everyone, they were the greatest three weeks of my entire life. I assisted teachers in a local public school in their daily English lessons. This included helping with the kids pronunciation of words, creating scenarios in which they could practice what they learnt (ex: asking them to describe one another) and using flashcards for identifaction of objets and activities. The moment I stepped foot in the classrooms I felt incredibly welcome and had the absolute best time of my life. The local team in Italy were amazing and always available if you needed anything at all. I wish I could have stayed longer and will forever be thankful for this trip and what it has made of me. There really is no way to describe the feeling of satisfaction and happiness until you go out and so something like this yourself.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hey Emma, It’s great to hear that you had such a positive experience volunteering in Naples. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you back on another IVHQ program soon.

Yes, I recommend

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