Location: Ligonchio ( Reggio Emilia), Italy
Who: 1 female Volunteer aged 18-30
Duration: from as soon as possible to November 2019
Hosting institution: Ostello dei Balocchi
Application deadline: as soon as possible

Ostello dei Balocchi is looking for two Volunteers. Volunteers will be fully involved into the main activities run by Ostello dei Balocchi, in particular they will:
  • assist in the preparation and implementation of didactic workshops for children (6-15 years): support in the facilitation, conduction of some workshops, support in the group management in accord with the attitude of the volunteers;
  • provide assistance during excursions with donkeys, trekking and summer camps: preparing the donkeys, assisting the children with tents, organizing educational activities for children;
  • provide assistance to the staff for daily activities: welcoming of the guests, cleaning of the hostel and of the surrounding area, performing small maintenance, supporting kitchen activities;
  • provide assistance in the care of donkeys: not only feeding and cleaning but in terms of creating a positive creation with the animals;
  • support the implementation of Youth Exchanges hosted at Ostello dei Balocchi, in particular logistic and workshops;
  • after a first time of adaptation the volunteers will be encouraged to design and implement didactic workshops by themselves (ex. on art, environment education, creative recycling etc…) to help the project;
The schedules / calendars are a bit challenging compared to the “normal”. Here you can download the info pack of the project.
The profile of an ideal volunteer is:
  • available and interested to live in a isolated small village in the Tuscan-Emilian Appennines;
  • willing to live inside the hostel with little or no internet connection;
  • ready to share the spaces, food with guests and staff;
  • strong motivation to work with children and to do activities closely with the donkeys;
  • animal and outdoor life lover;
  • available to sleep, during trekking, in a tent;
  • past experiences in socio-educational context and in volunteer work are appreciated but also experiences in trekking is appreciated;
  • flexible because of the schedules / calendars are a bit challenging compared to the “normal”.

The travel expenses will be reimbursed on the bases defined by European Commition; accommodation and meals are provided by the host organization. The volunteers will also receive pocket money monthly.

For candidature for this project please click on Apply now, attached your CV and this fulfilled form in English and your picture. Associazione Joint will contact only the shortlisted candidates for arrange a Skype interview.