Help out with our olive harvest in Campofiorito, Sicily, Italy




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  • Description


    October 2021
    Hello, my name is Pietro and I live and work in germany close to Frankfurt am Main and I travel 2-3x during the year to the my olive groove of my ancestors in order to cultivate, manage the harvest in october and pruning in march onside. I'm looking for volunteers to help me in harvesting olive trees in sicily and make a nice and friendly experience on the olive grove.
    I made a very nice experience with an international workaway team in october 2020 and would like to repeat with volunteer and friendly people the same experience. Picking olives and harvesting is a manual work and is not done in 1 day. The expectation is that volunteers are ready and physically ready to work together in a team and help and support each other. A team with working spirit and harmony will be an unforgettable memory for each participant. Conversation during the work and your stay is highly appreciated.
    Date: 15th - 31 October 2021
    Region = Sicily (Italy)
    City = Campofiorito ( close to Corleone )

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Be part of this team in order to see an natural olive grove producing very good and healthy italian olive oil. You are free to explore the area. If there is an interest we can organize a team activity to visit Corleone on sunday and a visit on a safran field.
    In addition we will visit a farmer and see how it is made original fresh italian ricotta and cheese.
    And also we will visit and the end of tge harvest the olive oil mill in the neighbourtown. Permission of the owner need to be given.

    Sightseeing on sunday could be offered if there is interest and in addition get in contact with local Sicilian people, food, culture

  • Help


    Olive harvest / picking olives / pruning olive trees / lay and move tends on the bottom / put olives in boxes or other receipients

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'd like to share my italian and german language and interested to improve my french language skills. My Italian is fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private House with 3x bedrooms and shared bathroom WC /shower for 4-5 person. I offer overnight stay in a bedroom (4×) in my private house and normal italian Breakfast included.
    Small vegetarian Lunch during lunch break on the field and vegeterian dinner will be cooked by the team members. Ingredients of the meals will be accorded upfront by the teammembers and cost for food is covered by me. Natural water from a natural source is available in bottles. Extra beverages (Cola, beer, lemonade, others) and special request of food is not considered but everybody can buy in the small supermarket what each individual need.
    I do not have WLAN in my house.
    Possibilty of accomodation on tents brought on your own is appreciated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bus transportation from Palermo to Campofiorito is given. During your time off you can visit the town and do some shopping in the small supermarkets and get a drink or coffee in the bar.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 868325348324