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Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Italy

Volunteer in Italy

Volunteer in Italy with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects including Teaching, After School Care, Environmental, Creative Technologies and Sustainable Farming. Volunteer opportunities in Italy are based in the capital, Rome, or the coastal city of Naples.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 6 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Rome and Naples
  • Accommodation in a volunteer apartment in Naples or in a dormitory-style camp in Rome
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$575 (approximately AU$821) for 1 week
  • Between 10 and 40 volunteers start in Italy each month

I went into this adventure as a blank canvas, meeting new people and new experiences and have came out with an incredible painting of friendship, confidence, freedom, love and a deeper understanding. IVHQ in Naples really has changed my life - thank you so much!

IVHQ Volunteer - Melinda Jenkins
Melinda Jenkins
Nationality: Australian
Age: 24
Destination: Italy

Volunteer opportunities in Italy

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1050

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • After-school programs in Naples
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to organise and run after school programs for underprivileged children in Naples, creating a fun and productive environment with activities and educational support.

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1279

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in an animal shelter in Rome
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help at a local animal shelter for stray and abandoned cats in Rome, caring for the health and wellbeing of the animals while giving them time, love, and the best chance of being adopted.

Supports community development

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1279

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based with NGOs in Rome
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Assist in a local NGO working across a range of humanitarian and environmental initiatives, such as social inclusion, anti-racism, animal protection and environmental conservation.

Conserves the environment

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1407

  • Duration: 3 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in and around Naples
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist local NGOs with preserving and maintaining natural sites of significance, including UNESCO Heritage sites.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1279

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in a park in Rome
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer alongside asylum seekers in one of Rome’s historic parks. Assist in the cultivation of vegetable gardens, caring for plant nurseries, maintaining a botanical collection of Mediterranean plants, urban gardens and supporting with manufacturing and craft activities.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1050

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools and after-school programs in Naples
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer in public schools or on after school programs, helping local staff to teach English to students between the ages of 6-18.

Increases access to education

3 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1279

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in classes in Rome
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer in local NGOs facilitating language lessons for a range of community members including children, youth, adults and the elderly.

Increases access to education

3 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1279

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in after-school programs
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer with youth in Rome and help at after-school programs for young people from disadvantaged communities run by local NGOs.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Italy to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Italy will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Italy with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!