The bulk of the work the volunteers will carry out will consist of the renovation of previously existing paths around Casperia: cleaning the path, painting signs, cutting and removing obstructing elements, retracing paths if need be. Volunteers will be able to take part in a wide range of workshop and formative activities. Workshops will focus on the manufacturing of typical local products according to traditional techniques, such as cheese, handmade pasta, bread, pizza, soap, etc. Several activities focus on movement and contact with nature: many excursions are organized (hiking, trekking, orienteering, night under the stars, etc.), in addition to the possibility of practicing several sports (climbing, low ropes, yoga, etc.). Additionally, there is the chance to learn farm animals handling and milking from the locals.
Furthermore the volunteers will be direcly involved in the organization of 2 intercultural festivals with the local community, one halfway through the camp and one that will reunite the 3 concurrent workcamps in the region at the end of the camps.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Accomodation will be in the gym of a local school, fitted with toilets and showers. Volunteers will have access to a working kitchen and will cooperate in the preparation of meals, using available local and organic products, according to seasonality and sustainability. Volunteers will also have to share cleaning duties.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Casperia (RI) Lazio, central Italy, on the slopes of mount Pizzuto, in the Sabina region. Sabina is part of the Apennine chain, and is approximately 40 kilometers northeast of Rome. The landscape is made up of rolling hills covered in olive trees, which rise towards steeper mountains, dotted by oak and beech woods, and small medieval villages, castles and monasteries. The landscape has remained substantially unchanged over time and almost not affected by modern building development.
The volunteers will have the opportunity to spend their free time in various leisure activities, such as hikes, workshops, sports practice.
The closest terminals are Fiumicino and Ciampino in Rome. Roccantica can be reached through the Cotral bus line from Poggio Mirteto, which you can in turn get to from Rome via train (FL1 Fiumicino-Orte).
• To be open-minded and willing to share one’s own cultural background with other volunteers and the local community;
• To be cooperative in all the activities and willing to live a strong group experience based on cooperation, exchange and teamwork;
• To be an active person, ready to go for hikes, coming with the proper equipment (trekking shoes, working clothes, etc.);
• To not be afraid of living in a small, isolated village, without shops;
• A motivation letter, specific for the project, is required.
EXTRA FEE: 200€ for international volunteers, 265€ for Italian volunteers.