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

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  • Última actividad: 4 dic 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    I'm hosting volunteers only in March 2024 & October/November 2024.

    Next occassion olive tree pruning = 1 week in march 2024. need also help for cooking and household work.
    from Saturday March 09 th - Saturday 16.03.2024

    Olive harvest = date tbd. October/November 2024
    Regular arrival is on Saturday by public bus transportation from Palermo app. 1,5 hours duration and depature is the next Saturday.
    One week in order to give as many volunteers as possible the chance to do this experience.

    No separate bedroom or exclusively bedroom for couples available. Sorry!

    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 sicily to my olive grove of my ancestors in order to continue in the fourth generation to cultivate, manage the olive harvest in october and pruning work in march.
    I'm looking for motivated and capable volunteers to help and support me harvesting & pruning olive trees in sicily and make a nice and friendly experience with my project "olive grove".

    Since 2020 I hosted app. 60 international volunteers and made several nice and positive experiences.

    During this experience you will join other workawayers from all over the world and make also friendships, connections and cultural exchanges & experience.

    You will spend most of the work time on the olive farm and the other work time is splitted between cooking and house chores.

    Believe me that the harvest work is physically challenging because harvesting olives is a manual work and physically demanding and not everybody is capable to do it.

    The expectation is that volunteers are motivated and are willing physically ready to work together in a team and help and support each other.

    The accommodation is in my private house and we prepare and cook our own vegetarian food & meals after the work.

    If harvest or pruning is not possible due to weather condition e.g. raining everybody helps out for doings things in the household e g. put & staple the fire food, cleaning rooms, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen & dishes, cutting & removing dorns and weeds or other plants around the house or at the olive grove, bringing/moving the firewood to the fireplace (living room) and prepare it for the evenings.
    Painting work, repairing damaged fences or fixing new fences and also repair different stuff or something around the house or the olive grove.

    A motivated team with working spirit and harmony will be an unforgettable memory for each participant. Finally after this experience every participant who joined understand how effort is needed to produce an organic olive oil and how it should smell & taste. Conversation and cultural exchanges during the day and work during your stay is highly appreciated.

    Date: March 2024 & October 2024
    Region = Sicily (Italy)
    City = Campofiorito ( close to Corleone )

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Participate and be part of this international team event in order to see, explore and understand a how a natural olive grove is producing very good and healthy italian organic olive oil.
    You are free to explore the area in the town in your free time.

    We will visit only in october and the end of the harvest the olive oil mill in the neighbourtown. Permission of the owner of the mill need to be given.

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

  • Ayuda


    Manual olive harvest with electric tools / picking olives / lay and move large tends on the ground / remove & lift tends and put olives in baskets and jute bags or other receipients / lift baskets and jute bags / prepare lunch & dinner together

    Pruning olive trees only in march / cut small branches by hand with garden scissors / saw wood pieces and move and carry small pieces of wood to a wood pile / move branches in a row for later mechanical chipping

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Francés: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I'd like to share my italian and german language. My Italian is fluent

  • Alojamiento


    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 I offer a small italian breakfast included with fresh coffee, milk, oat milk, butter, marmelade, confitüre, local bread, Haferflocken, oatmeal, cornflakes).

    Special requests like Nutella, vegan stuff, cookies, yogurt, peanut butter, snacks, chocolate bars need to be procured and bought by workawayers.
    No availability of Glutine free ingredients and need to be procured by volunteers.

    A small vegetarian lunch is prepared by the volunteers and the lunch break will take place in the nature olive grove and the vegetarian dinner is cooked late afternoon/early evening by the volunteers.
    The procurement of the ingredients of the meals & food is done by myself.

    Tap water or Natural water from a natural water source is available at the house.

    Expenses for extra beverages like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, lemonade, juices, beer, wine and others stuff need to be covered by volunteers and volunteers can buy this extra beverages by their own in the small shops in the town.

    Special or specific requests of food is not considered by the host and volunteers are free to buy with their own budget & expenses in the different small supermarket what each individual need.

    I do not cover expenses for gluten free food or ingredients. Gluten free ingredients and food needs to be procured and bought by the volunteers.

    I do not have WLAN in my house.

    No heating in the house available, but a nice and warmly fireplace inside in the big living room.

    Possibilty of sleeping in a small tent in the basement or outside in front of the house in tents brought by volunteers is possibile.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Public bus transportation from Palermo main rail way central station 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 local bar.

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 868325348324

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