There is a large variety of ways you can volunteer in Italy. The type of project you select will depend on your personal likes and the skills you posses. There are numerous projects that do not require any specific skills and others that provide the needed training. So the possibilities are almost limitless. For citizens of some countries, like U.S and Canada, there are no visa requirements when volunteering for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries will need to check the specific requirements for their individual countries.
One of the most important considerations when volunteering is accommodation. Generally if volunteering in rural areas of Italy, the hosts provide the place to stay, or they help you to find one nearby. Volunteers opting for rural areas will most likely be working on farms. They help with animal care, harvesting, helping to take produce to markets and selling it.
Part of Italy’s beauty stems from its location on the Mediterranean Sea, home to dolphins. Volunteers with interests in Marine Conservation or those who enjoy working with animals can help with dolphin research. Volunteers can learn how dolphins are tracked remotely and photo identification procedures.
Non paying internship programs in Italian companies are a great way for volunteers to take part in routine business dealings and see how Italian business work. This type of a program not only allows volunteers to build their language skills but helps to eliminate stereotypes and forge deeper understandings between different cultures. The work experience can also be added to the resume for long term benefits.