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Volunteer in Italy

Volunteer in Italy

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s exciting Italy volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Italy volunteer projects, including Teaching, After School Care, Environmental, Creative Technologies and Sustainable Farming. Volunteer work in Italy is based in the capital, Rome, or the coastal city of Naples. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 115,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Italy.

Highlights:
  • 8 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $735 for 2 weeks
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer apartment in Naples or in a dormitory-style camp in Rome

  • Affordable Italian language lessons available in-country

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $735
Volunteer from 2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in Rome & Naples
Italian language lessons available
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Italy

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $735

  • 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 organize 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 $895

  • 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 $895

  • 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 $985

  • 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 $895

  • 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 $735

  • 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 $895

  • 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 $895

  • 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.

”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!”

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