ESC ITALY! Open call for one volunteer

incontri di formazione per i campi di volontariato

For 12 months you could be our ESC volunteer! 🙂

About the hosting organization:

Servizio Civile Internazionale (SCI Italia) is the Italian branch of Service Civil International
network (SCI), international voluntary movement present in more than 80 countries around
the world. For almost 100 years it’s been promoting international voluntary projects on the
themes of peace and disarmament, conscientious objection, human rights and international
solidarity, sustainable lifestyles, social inclusion and active citizenship. At the base there is a
concrete commitment to change situations of inequality, injustice and violation of human
SCI Italia, founded in 1948, is an NGO recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Advisory Member of UNESCO and the Council of Europe. It is based in Rome and is supported by several regional and local groups of activists.
Regional and local groups deal with training activities and the promotion of volunteering in
various Italian regions, supporting the work of the National Secretariat.
In Rome, San Paolo neighborhood, SCI Italia has been carrying out “La Città dell’Utopia
project since 2003, which plays a significant role at local and international level.
During its existence, SCI Italia has sent and received thousands of volunteers, contributing
significantly to the dissemination of both practices and values of international volunteering in
Italy. Every year about 300 Italian volunteers leave through our association for international
voluntary projects all over the world; we also organize more than 30 international voluntary
workcamps a year in Italy that host more than 250 international volunteers, thus contributing
to the development of social activities, environmental protection and historical-cultural
activities. SCI Italia is also coordinating, hosting and sending organization for European Voluntary
Service (EVS) projects since 1997, and implements several international projects thanks to
the Erasmus+ programme and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.

Profile of volunteer:

 have good command of English
 have basic command of Italian (preferable)
 be able to work in a team
 have good communication skills and motivation to cooperate with colleagues and SCI
Italia’s activists
 have good educational and social skills, to be able to work with several target groups
 motivated to learn and share knowledge and skills
 have good computer skills (Ubuntu or Microsoft Office, email, internet)
 have a responsible attitude and take initiative towards her/his tasks
 have administrative and organizational skills
 open mind and flexible attitude towards working hours, especially between May-July
 have a good level of adaptability to basic leaving and working conditions

Project activities:

 support the management of volunteers participating to social inclusion programmes
and to long term and ESC programmes;
 support the management of the activities related to a project about Remembrance
and Nationalist Propaganda;
 support the organization and the realization of public events related to volunteering
and active citizenship
 support the dissemination of SCI Italia’s activities and campaigns
 take part to SCI Italia’s trainings for workcamp coordinators and for volunteers
 keep relationship with volunteers and collect infos and materials about their

Learning opportunities:

volunteer will have the opportunity to improve hard and soft skills, he/she will have the
opportunity to work a live in a multicultural context, to learn more about volunteering world,
basics of project management and group management, functioning of an Ngo and of an
international network, to learn how to work in a structured way within the framework of a
complex context.

Project language:

English, Italian

Local language:


Pocket money:

300 €

Travel costs:

covered according Erasmus+ funding rules


La Città dell’Utopia, double shared room in a flat with other international
volunteers (up to four more)

Application procedure:

Send as soon as possible your CV and motivation letter in English to

Your motivation letter should answer the following questions:
– Why did you choose SCI Italia and this particular project?
– What do you expect to learn and experience during your EVS?
– What can you bring to the work of SCI Italia?

Eligible Countries:

Programme Countries