Be part of our team in the sustainable Hostel! Lombardy, Italy




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  • Description


    The Hostel is managed by the biggest environmental organisation of Italy. The building is situated on a small mountain called Monte Barro, at 750m osl. In 2013 our local entity decided to start a new adventure and run a environmental business taking care of the structure that had been abandoned.
    Here we are now, after more than six years, managing a sustainable hostel. It now hosts many families, groups and schools from different parts of Italy and the world. But we always try to improve and the help of volunteers is vital to always have new energies and a good atmosphere.
    The hostel is not only the centre of our association, but also an occasion for us, our customers and volunteers to grow, learn and teach something.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is the perfect experience for someone wanting to live out of the world but in good company, with the challenge of the lowest impact and a creative mind! We are a group of young workers, travellers and students ready to share it all with you and to learn more. We have some days when we work a lot and some others in which we can dedicate ourselves to other small projects. So the schedule isn't fixed, but we like to organise it together with volunteers. There's a lot to learn, a lot to see and more to discover!

  • Help


    We need a person willing to help at the hostel during the day and staying overnight for a period of AT LEAST ONE MONTH (better 2 or 3 months). The jobs will be cleaning, preparing the rooms for customers and groups, taking care of the apartment where we live, taking care of small and creative projects, share experiences and ideas, anything else that could help the hostel become a better, more sustainable and welcoming place!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers will live in a shared room with 2 bunk beds and in a shared flat. The apartment is fully furnished of everything and food is provided. We usually cook and eat all together. We are pretty much all vegetarians and vegans, but we don't mind if you have another kind of diet! We have two bathrooms in the apartment and a big living room where we gather and share spare time. The hostel is in the middle of a protected park, so we have plenty of space for hikes and walks in nature. It is a quite isolated place even if friends often come visit. There are no public means of transport to reach the hostel so volunteers will use car pooling or walk to the closest town and facilities (around 45 minutes walk).
    We are surrounded by a beautiful landscape, in the middle of natural parks, mountains and lakes. There are various activities you can do both here with us and in the surrounding area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We hosted maaaany volunteers from all over the world, more than 50 now! For any information don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer all of your questions :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week - flexible timetable

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Host ref number: 634629746126