Volunteers will work with children (from 6 to 13 years old) in the summer camp of the village. For an amazing experience of exchange, they could talk about their countries and also teach to the children typical songs or dances. There will be also some manual and maintenance work to be done on the playground or the church. Every week the volunteers will go in two retirement homes to present their countries. The volunteers will meat an association that run a project of taking care of refugees people, in this way they can really see how that emergency is managed in Italy. Some Carignano s families will host the volunteers for a dinner in the house to share culture and way of life.
In a building with beds, communal bathrooms with showers and hot water and a kitchen. Bedrooms are provided with 4 to 6 beds per room. The volunteers are responsible for the cleaning and cooking. The organisation covers the cost of the meals and also the materials for the work. Volunteers must be equipped with a sleeping bag (or sheets), pillowcase and towels.
The town of Carignano (8700 inhabitants) is situated on the left bank of the river Po approximately 20 Km from Torino and within the Regional Parco Fluviale (park of the river). Its centre is of typical piemontese style, characterized by an ancient core with medieval archways and a baroque cathedral. The towns surroundings offer sites of architectural and naturalistic interest, it is also possible to reach Torino easily, as there are frequent coaches to the city. During the free time there are many exciting things to do such as visit the open market of Carignano and take part in some local events. On the weekends it will be possible for the group to organise a visit to Turin (there is a bus to and from Turin), visiting the Egyptian museum, the cinema museum, MAO museum of oriental art, the Holy Shroud etc. The costs of the FREE TIMES activities are not covered by the project.
Giovani Insieme onlus is a voluntary association that since 1998 has organised groups of workcamp volunteers for the protection of artistic, cultural and environmental heritage in Carignano. The workcamps in Carignano were started to restore some rooms in a building in the historical centre of the town. Through this project volunteers have the opportunity to recover Carignano s architectural heritage and enjoy the environment whilst meeting young people from all over the world. Moreover Giovanil insieme onlus organises different local events such as summer camps for local children, cultural exhibitions, etc.
YAP project-related motivation form is required. AFTER the acceptance, you are required to provide an extract of your criminal record (Certificate of Good Conduct).
YAP project-related motivation form is required.