AFSAI accepts applicants from 18 to 35 years old, but exceptions for older applicants are possible. The volunteers usually have community placement and social work activities.
Placements in Italy are possible in alternative living situation (community). Placements in host families are very rare and possible only in very exceptional cases.  In Italy volunteers could be placed both in Northern, Central and Southern Italy as well as in the two main islands: Sardinia and Sicily.
Most of our placements are based in small villages, surrounded by nature and nice fileds. 


  • Collection at airport or at the train station. The arrival airport change according to the placement;   
  • Placement in a local project;
  • Accommodation at the project and food 7 days per week;
  • Volunteers Orientation via skype with AFSAI staff.
  • Project orientation upon arrival and ongoing support from project mentor;
  • Ongoing support from AFSAI office;
  • Emergency support from AFSAI office (24/7);
  • Certificates (if required);
  • Visa support information (if necessary);
  • Invitation to any training organized by AFSAI with International Volunteers (usually 3 a year)


Volunteers will work 35 hours per week for all projects FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. The volunteering shifts might vary according to hosting project needs. Week-ends (Saturdays and Sundays) are usually free. If the participant is asked to volunteer on Saturdays and Sundays s/he can have 2 free days the following week. Only Farms ask the volunteers to volunteer also on Saturdays mornings, but volunteering hours are always 35 per week. 


Aurora Caruso
+39 06 5370332 

FIELD: blind people

A.N.Fa.MI.V has been founded in 1984 as the Association of the Families of Minors with visual problems. Since 2008 it has become the National Association of Visual Impaired.

The Association was created with the aim to support families who have children with visual problems, in order to help them in their education and self development. Nowadays the Association supports not only the families but also young and adult blind people.



  • Over 18;
  • Availble time from 4 to 12 weeks;
  • To be flexible, open to new experiences and with good comunication skilss
  • Wish to learn new things
  • Self confident 
  • Engaged in an Intercultural process



  • To have specific competences and/or previous work experiences
  • Linguistic competences
  • Previous international experiences
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