Help our environmental association and get to know the amazing Amalfi Coast, Italy

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  • Description

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    Open Call:Currently we are looking for Volunteer between 8-24 September who will help us in the kitchen for the Youth Exchange Project which will take place in Tramonti,Amalfi Coast.

    We are local NGO that operates in the
    Amalfi Coast (UNESCO Site) - Italy, engaged in projects about environmental protection, sustainable development, youth, local traditions, international volunteering, natural building and so on.

    In the organization we are usually 2 or 3 local people working, plus some international students who are doing an internship. We organise activities such as:

    - international volunteering workcamps
    - workshops
    - local events
    - youth exchanges
    - European projects for the mobility of youth workers
    - local environmental projects

    Our office is in the village of Tramonti, surrounded by nature, located in an area of around 3000 m² with a nice garden, some cultivated terraces, camping area and our old barn which is becoming an ecobuilding, insulated with natural techniques (straw, clay, lime, canes) and with an outdoor eco-kitchen.

    We started working on the eco-building since September 2015 and we hosted more than 80 people so far that have contributed to construction with their bare hands and feet.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will have the chance to learn about our projects on local development, so they will learn about our local products and our traditions from the village of Tramonti and the Amalfi Coast as a whole.

    We also have an international environment due to the presence of students and volunteers coming from all over the world for different projects, making cultural exchange a daily opportunity.

    Tramonti is a rural village where you can get to know the local people quite easily and learn about their culture. In our association we are promoting sustainable ways of life and projects, so we also offer the possibility to learn new sustainable approaches to many fields (agriculture, natural building, food, etc..).

  • Help

    Help

    We usually look for people to help us trim the grass around, collect wood, complete the electric system and many other "maintenance" activities (fix the fences and wooden steps, help an old lady in the garden, pick fruits and herbs, etc.).

    Sometimes we might even need help on some other local/international projects with volunteers (like cleaning the public beaches, organize workshop on recycling for kids, clean green areas or old paths, etc.) or to create media content for documenting the activities of the association for communication purposes.

    Please be aware that we usually do not plan our work away projects on a long term scale, so if you send us requests for more than 1-2 months ahead we might not be able to tell you if we will need help.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will sleep in the attic of the office, while kitchen and toilet are just downstairs, where we have also space for activities, a wooden oven for pizza and our "workstations".
    We have camp beds and air mattresses (if needed). We ask our guests to bring a sleeping bag when possible. Food is available in the kitchen and according to the situations you can cook by yourself or join us for the meal.

    In the ecobuilding (which is just outside the office) there are 2 outdoor showers and one bathroom with shower. We have hot water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Amalfi Coast area is quite famous and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nearby on the coast you can visit the towns of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano but it is also possible to reach easily the famous Isle of Capri. One hour from here there are also the archaeological sites of Pompei and Ercolano, and also the city of Naples is within reach.

    There is a lot of sightseeing to be done and also in our village there are very nice hiking routes on the mountains. If you want to go for a swim, the seaside is 7 km away (15 minutes by bus).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nice decorated working area and a wooden oven.
Our eco-kitchen: fireplace, benches, barbecue and rocket stove.
Making batches of clay and straw with bare feet. Best quality assured!
Volunteers at work to make natural insulation.
The walls of our eco-building.
View of Amalfi
Our office in Tramonti village - Italy
The participants of our last workshop on natural building.

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