Join Agape, a place where you can share an intense community spirit in beautiful natural surroundings. Support local volunteers in managing the Centre with very different tasks. Don’t miss this enriching human opportunity.
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The work camp will support the activities of AGAPE when a number of guests have
meetings on issues of political, social, cultural and religious interest. Volunteers will help in the
following areas: kitchen, meal service (tables and dishes), cleaning, maintenance, bar tending,
babysitting. Games, discussions and outings can be organized during free time. Programmed
activities (especially in the evening) are most of the time open to volunteers, as long as they do not
clash with work commitments. The place is beautiful but really isolated, though you will stay
together with many international participants attending the meetings of AGAPE.
Usually the workcampers will be host in 3-4 bed bedrooms
with shared toilets on the floor. The meals are typical Italian Mediterranean cuisine, with limited
consumption of meat for environmental reasons, and the possibility of alternative choices for those
who require a special diet.. There is a washing machine available for the volunteers.
The AGAPE workcamp take place in Prali, a small commune of Turino (in the region of Piemonte), in the Valdesi valley. It is the principal reference place of Protestantism in Italy.
Around Pirali, there are a lot of small lakes (about 10) as the Lake Uomo and the Lake Drajo.
Agape International Ecumenical Centre is a place of encounter where you can live an
intense experience of community in beautiful natural surroundings. Agape was and still is an
important point of reference in Italian Protestantism, being for 70 years a place of education and
development, theological exploration, political engagement, acceptance and validation of
differences. Every year many people, with different age and religious, cultural, political
background, come to Agape to discuss and to be challenged, to get to know themselves and each
other and to exchange experiences around a particular theme. Agape was built after the Second
World War as a sign of hope and reconciliation between people, thanks to the voluntary work of
many young men and women. A resident group still lives at Agape throughout the year. The
dimensions of community and voluntary service remain central. Please visit:
www.agapecentroecumenico.org to see which are the activity programmes for this period.
We require that all volunteers contact Agape secretariat before arriving since travel to
Agape can be complicated.