This is a charity project in the famousl village of Riace, Calabria. I'm Daniela, an English teacher and I run a no profit organization founded in 2017 and whose main purpose is bringing volunteers and new energy to Riace.
Have you ever heard of us? This little centre in the south of Italy led by his former major Domenico Lucano reached worldwide attention through its innovative approach to dealing with refugees. Since 1998 many migrants found their home in Riace, while they helped to rescue an almost abandoned village.
Sadly, in the last two years the "Riace model" has been progressively dismissed due to the rise of anti immagration parties and most of the migrants living in this small village were moved to other bigger cities across Italy and Europe.
Nevertheless all the supporters of Domenico Lucano and I, never stopped believing in Riace as a positive model of integration and peace and we are now willing to restore this little village as it used to be: a happy place with people coming from all over the world living together peacefully.
Every summer I host volunteers, artists, journalists, students and basically anyone who is curious of discovering Riace and is ready to help us in building up our dream.
Our summer in Riace is coming and there is a great variety of things to do, so if you want to experience the wonderful simplicity of living in a tiny village in the south of Italy, come and join us!
//HELP ME RENOVATE MY GUEST HOUSE//
I desire to expand one of the guest-house and I need some help with house renovation. I'm looking for people with building skills (HYDRAULIC, ELECTRICAL, CARPENTRY, CONSTRUCTION and GENERAL MANUAL SKILLS are especially welcome)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
In the last three years I have hosted volunteers from all over Italy (and Europe also) and all together we have contributed to bring life to Riace, creating workshops of traditional dance, painting murals, organising concerts and theather performaces (..) and much much more. Everything is held outdoor, in the tiny centre of Riace where all its habitants and volunteers can join our events and workshops.
My house and the guest house are in the center of Riace and I have warm and close relationship with local population. This enables volunteers to experience real life in Calabria- its people, nature and traditions.
What is more, you will enjoy the beatuiful surroudings of Riace, with bays with sandy beaches!
type of help :
- plumber, fixing pipes
-theather performers, actors and actress, musicians, singers and dancers
- video-makers and photographers
-and others! Just write me and tell me about what your passion is, we will definitly find a spot for you :)
Volunteers will stay in the guest house (just next to mine) with shared rooms of 2/3 volunteers and shared bathroom. Food is not included but you can use the kitchen in the guest house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week