Special project only female volunteers needed
PROJECT: Agape International Ecumenical Centre is a place where you can live an intense experience of community in beautiful natural surroundings. This international place has been 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. Agape was and still is an important point of reference in Italian Protestantism. It has been 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 , religious, culture, and policy direction come to Agape to get to know themselves and each other. The aim is to discuss and exchange experiences around a particular theme.
WORK: Volunteers will help in the following areas: kitchen, meal service (tables and dishes), cleaning, maintenance, bar tending, babysitting. Games, discussions and trips can be organized during the free time.
During this project, Agape will organize a Lesbian Camp, for this reason we chose to organize a female-only volunteer period. This is one of the four camps that Agape organizes focusing on gender issues. You're not ask to participate into the organization of the camps: there's a specific group of people, called staff, that has been working on it all year long. But your work in kitchen or cleaning or maintenance or bar or servizio will be very important for those camps in order to work out! the working hours, they might vary according to the type of work you are involved in. Yet, an average of 6 to 7 hours a day is required, six days a week.
ACCOMODATION: You will be accommodated in 3-4 bed bedrooms. The toilets are in common on the floor. You are going to help preparing the meals, which will be typical Italian Mediterranean's ones, but there is a vegetarian/vegan/pork free alternative for those who indicated it, as well as for any specific allergies. It is possible to use the washing machine for your clothes
LOCATION: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.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: This project is open only for females. We require that all volunteers contact Agape secretariat before arriving. The access is quite complicated that is why we have to explain to everyone how to arrive.