MAKE IT BLUE 2024 | ESC Volunteering in Maiori, Italy (Fully Funded)

Open call for young people from across Europe to join the ESC Team volunteering "MAKE IT BLUE 2024" which is going to be held in Maiori, Italy for one month. Volunteers will participate in activities for the local community and for the protection of the sea in the town of Maiori. This project is organised by ACARBIO organisation and funded by the European Solidarity Corps of the European Union. 

MAKE IT BLUE 2024 | ESC Volunteering in Maiori, Italy (Fully Funded)

About the Volunteering 

ACARBIO is a non-profit organisation operating on the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO site. They focus on conserving the local environment and cultural heritage while supporting local communities through social work. The project will take place in the town of Maiori, where volunteers will engage in community activities and protect the sea, including turtle monitoring and raising awareness about sea turtles (some activities may be early in the morning). Specifically, volunteers will assist the local museum of Maiori, known for its beautiful frescoes, and the city garden (some evening shifts are required, such as the museum from 18:00 to 00:00). They will help promote the city's cultural heritage, renovate an abandoned community space in an old building, clean beaches to raise awareness about sea pollution, and organise activities with children.

During the project participant will learn how to live together as a community. Also they will learn about the local cultural heritage and how to promote environmental actions. There will also be opportunity to learn some Italian.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Motivated young people aged between 18 - 30 years old

- A resident in one of the following countries (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Georgia, Portugal, France, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece, Türkiye, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Luxembourg)

- Participants with an interest to help the local community through volunteering, interested in cultural heritage, environmental actions and social work. 

- No specific experience is required; anyone can contribute with their own skills, such as artistic talents for decorating walls, photo and video making, social media expertise, or simply a high spirit and eagerness to learn new things.

Practical conditions

- Participants will be accommodated in a building in the centre of Maiori. The building is equipped with kitchen, 2 toilets and 1 shower.

- Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms of 5 beds each, divided by gender.

- Volunteers will be required to take care of regular cleaning shifts, community cooking.

- Food supply will be provided by the organisers.

- Volunteers will receive a 6 Euros daily as a pocket money

- No need for local transportation, In Maiori everything is at walking distance.

Your international travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Italy according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • 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 are entitled to 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.


Application deadline: 22nd of August 2024, (23:59)

Arrival day: 23rd of August 2024 

Program starts: 24th of August 2024 

Program ends: 22nd of September 2024

Departure day:  23rd of September 2024 

Note: You have 4 extra days in total that you can use before or after the project to travel around Italy. If you wish to do so, bare in mind that you need to cover the costs for your accommodation & food. Late arrivals or early departures are not allowed.

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 opportunity page on the ESC portal from HERE

By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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