Elederly People

Minimum Stay 4 weeks

The “Azienda Pubblica Santa Maria” is a non-profit organization  offering welfare services, whose Mission is to provide both residential (nursing home, care home) and semi-residential services (elderly day care centre, podiatrist, counselling service) to elderly people and some disabled people.

At the moment, the facility hosts 143 users. The guest must be at the centre of our philosophy, therefore we do our best to:

  • Provide outstanding person-centered care through a high quality tailored service in a neat and tidy environment;
  • Promoting the team’s well-being, ensure continuing professionl and organizational development aimed at achieving innovation;
  • Be an organization that learns and encourages the lifelong learning of its members;
  • Be open and receptive to the local community’s needs.
Community Engagement
Physical Demand




People & Volunteers

In the organization the volunteers have their own ‘tutor’ – a person who helps him/her with the integration process in the working place (task support). The tutor is one of the animators at the Hosting. Standard activities (coordinated by the staff) are:

  • Collaborating in preparing meals and, in the case of non-self-sufficient residents, helping to administer/distribute drinks and food;
  • Participating in existing entertainment and/or workshops (song, manual activities, photographs, painting, reading, gardening, etc.) oriented towards the structure’s residents;
  • Collaborating in the rehabilitative and therapeutic program (soft gym, gymnastics for the elderly, physiotherapy);
  • Accompanying residents to external centers, and/or dispatching commissions (shopping);
  • Accompanying residents on holidays, local trips, and residential holidays by the sea or in the mountains (also extended);
  • Participating in team meetings;
  • Participating in formative and monitoring/supervisory meetings, geared either towards volunteers or staff.

Closest Airport: Verona Airport

Pick up: at Trento train station



Azienda Pubblica Santa Maria is based in small village of Cles (Trento), in the northern Region of Trentino Alto Adige. The town has 6.500 ihabitants and it is the main centre of the Non Valley (Val di Non), famous for its natural mountain beauties.

Working hours

The volunteer will work about 7 hours every day from Monday to Friday, and will have 2 days off every week.

In the centre the daily working time is usually: 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. / 2.00 p.m – 5.00 pm.

The timetable will be set up according to the volunteer’s skills/preferences and according to the activities proposed in the enter.

Days off

The volunteer will have two free days (Saturdays and Sudanys) a week and two free days a month (for prpject with a minimum duration of 4 weeks).


The organization can host one volunteer at a time. The volunteer will live in a ensuite single room with a private bathroom on the 4th floor of the building.

Blankets and bedlinen are already in the room. The accommodation has wi-fi as well.


The organization will offer the volunteeers 3 meals per day for the whole week and  snacks. The volunteer will have breakfast and dinner by himself/herself in the organization canteen or in his/her room and lunch with the other staff memebrers.