HeSoESC Volunteering in homeless centre (Palermo, Italy)

HeSoESC Volunteering in homeless centre (Palermo, Italy)

Associazione InformaGiovani

Palermo, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The project “Healthy Social Volunteering: ESC for active lifestyles, citizenship and social equity” wants to involve a group of volunteers into social activities aimed to encourage young people participation, and it will focus on social and economic integration, inclusion and healthy initiatives. Participants will support local volunteers and staffs of three homeless centers in Palermo. The activities, that will have place during Christmas time, will be implemented in small groups in shift, and these may include: maintenance of the spaces, support to the canteen service and the afternoon activities; support to the street unit in the night activities; welcoming homeless people to one of the accommodation facilities. ESC volunteers will implement these activities together with local volunteers, and in collaboration with the guests of the residential venues. The activities will have place in different places of Palermo and different moment of the day, depending on the activities.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation will be in a basic hostel located in the city centre, in three-bed or four-bed rooms with private bathroom. Breakfast will be served at the hostel. Meals will be provided by the hosting organizations.

Training during the activity

On arrival training; specific training lead by the hosting organizations.

Participant profile

Volunteers should be: interested in supporting organizations working with and for vulnerable people; interested in the topic of the project (social inclusion, integrations, community life, inequality); aged 18-30; ready to interact with people with different kinds of vulnerability and different social and economic background; willing to actively participate and be flexible, participating also in manual work and/or at the night time; open-minded, sociable, empathetic. Participants have to be available to work during Christmas and other festive days, except from the 1st of the year.

Activity dates

A total of 2 week(s) during the period 21/12/2022 to 05/01/2023

Activity location

Via Sampolo 42, 9143 Palermo Italy

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Ireland, France, Russian Federation, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo * UN resolution, Sweden

Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 05/12/2022