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. 

AFSAI HOSTING PROGRAMME OFFERS

  • 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)

ACTIVITIES

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. 

Referente

Aurora Caruso
+39 06 5370332
steps@afsai.it 

The Educational Centre “Munting Tahanan” is one of various activities offered by the association CFMW Italia (Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers Italia) founded in 1996 by a group of Filipinos leaving in Italy together with Italians. The Educational Centre “Munting Tahanan” that in Tagalog means “small house” is a multi-ethnic educational centre hosting small children from 0 to 5 years old.

The children and the educational staff are from various nationalities and origins, though the majority is coming from the Philippines.

LOCATION: Rome 

FIELD: Kids/Education 

VOLUNTEERS Profile 

The volunteer coming to the Educational Centre shall be responsible, on time, be empathic and capable with children, able to face diversity in a multi-ethnic environment. An additional asset are music and/or artistic skills.

 

 

 

Conditions

VOLUNTEERS TASKS

  • Participation in the pedagogical and ludic activities with children.
  • Contribution to the daily activities linked to children (hygiene, food, sleep).
  • Contribution to the maintenance and good care of the venue.
  • If capable, contribution to the preparation of educational material.
  • According to the volunteer’s competences, contribution to the development of music, arts and motor activities.        

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

  • From Monday to Friday. 
  • Morning: from 08:00 to 12:00
  • Afternoon: from 13:00 to 17:00

The Educational Centre is closed during the month of August.

BOARD AND LODGING

The volunteer will be living in a host family.   

DESCRIPTION OF LOCAL TRANSPORTS

The organization is easily reachable via metro. 

INTERNET ACCESS

Wi-Fi is available but internet cannot be used while volunteering. 

RULES

  • During the working time and the interaction with children is forbidden to smoke
  • A moderate use of the mobile phone is requested.
  • We advise to wear comfortable and adequate cloths.

 

PLACES: 2 volunteers maximum (depending on host families availabilities)

DURATION: Minimum 2 weeks maximum 11 months. (The project is closed in August) 

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Fiumicino 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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