Mapping Rural Heritage | ESC Volunteering project in Italy (Fully Funded)

Open call for volunteers from across Europe to join 2-week volunteering project "Mapping Rural Heritage" in Milena, Italy. This project is organised by "Associazione InformaGiovani" and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.

Mapping Rural Heritage | ESC Volunteering project in Italy (Fully Funded)

About the project

Associazione InformaGiovani invites volunteers from across Europe to join its teams volunteering project "Mapping Rural Heritage" in the town of Milena, Sicily. Volunteers will explore the "Robbe" region on foot, capturing photos along the way with the aim of creating a unique map depicting the area. The "Robbe" refer to small rural settlements in the countryside of Milena (CL), from which the current village has evolved. During the late nineteenth century, the land was leased, and due to the considerable distance from other towns and the challenges of communication, peasants constructed humble rural dwellings in the countryside, either along paths or close to water sources. These dwellings were clustered into "Robbe" to prevent isolation and ensure access to drinking water. 

Other activities related to the urban regeneration of the town of Milena will be carried out by volunteers.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Young people aged between 18-30 years old from the following countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kosovo)

- This is a Teams Volunteering project, so its also open for people that did short/long term EVS/ESC volunteering project.

- Available to stay the whole duration of the project.

- Strongly motivated to live in a small town and being involved in an experience of collective life.

- Interested in photography, manual work, and be creative.

- Able to communicate and work in English spoken and written.

Expenses and Benefits

- Accommodation will be in apartments, volunteers will be hosted in shared rooms. The apartment is equipped with all the needed utilities such as electricity and water.  

- Volunteers will have access for the wifi in the organisation office.

- Volunteer will receive a food allowance to buy and prepare their foods plus a pocket money. Volunteers will take care of the management of the space, preparing food and cleaning.

Your travel costs to and from Italy will be reimbursed after the project according to the distance between your home and the project venue as the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 10 and 99 km: 23 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 EUR / person
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- Participants will receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

What to bring?

- ID or Passport or any other document you use for travel.

- Towels, flip flops, hygiene products, and a hairdryer, if you need one.

- Medicine, if you have any specific illness or medical condition.

- Your flight tickets, bus tickets, train tickets, or any proof you have that you came to Italy.


Application deadline: 22th of April 2024

Arrival day: 30th of June 2024

Departure day: 15th of July 2024

Note: Application can be closed earlier than the scheduled time due to the number of the applications, so don't wait until the last moment and apply as soon as possible.

How to apply?

Step 1: sign-in to your account on the European Youth Portal, if you don't have an account create an account  as a YOUNG PERSON from HERE

Step 2: visit the opportunity page on the portal and click "Apply" from this page, you must write your motivation letter in English.

More Details

for more details, check the info-pack of the project from HERE

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