Bona Fides Association and Associazione InCo – Interculturalità & Comunicazione are looking for 2 volunteers (citizens or residents of Poland) to become part of the Caritas Diocesi Bolzano-Bressanone‘s team working with young people and people at risk of social exclusion.

Place: Bolzano, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy
Start: February 2024
Duration: 7-8 months

Proposed activities for the volunteers

The volunteers will be doing voluntary service with Caritas Diocesi Bolzano-Bressanone, its partners, and other partners working with young people and people at risk of social exclusion. The volunteers will be part of a team and they will participate in staff meetings and in meetings with other volunteers. Volunteers will be mainly involved in the office of the youngCaritas, but they will have the opportunity to collaborate with other services of the Caritas Bolzano as well.

Main activities that will take place in the youngCaritas office are the following:

  • – organization and implementation of workshops at schools about social issues and international solidarity
  • – organization and implementation of special events (for example, preparation of visuals and arts & crafts)
  • – participation in special training about volunteering
  • – implementing and organizing recreational activities and holidays for children and youngsters on the seaside
  • – social media content creation for the promotion of youngCaritas mission.

Additional services you can join along with your youngCaritas mission are the following:

  1. Services for refugees and migrants: Casa Arnica, Casa Sara, Consulenza Profughi, Consulenza per migranti Moca, Centro di Ascolto, Casa Freinademetz (both for migrants and Italians) and Casa Migrantes. Volunteers will collaborate in:
    • – attending trainings for interculturality, migration, and integration;
    • – organizing and implementing recreational activities for children;
    • – assisting children in doing their homework;
    • – database maintenance – entry and processing of personal information;
    • – supporting refugees in their language learning path;
    • – job search assistance
    • – support in finding a flat

  2. Services for homeless people: Casa Arché, Casa Margaret, Volunteers will support the staff in:
    • – implementing and organizing recreational activities
    • – support the community life as for example helping at the preparation of lunch/dinner with the guests
    • – organize activities for leisure time
    • – job search assistance
    • – support in finding a flat

  3. For people with HIV and AIDS: Casa Emmaus
    • – implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events

  4. Service for people with special needs and psychic problems: Integra and centro diurno
    • – implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events
    • – preparation of meals
    • – accompanying people to therapy and medical checks

  5. People with addictions: Binario 7
    • – implementing and organizing recreational activities as well as special events

Regular youngCaritas activities for volunteers:

The youngCaritas staff offers the volunteers several activities such as Informal language learning meetings, intercultural meetings, and cooking sessions that can be organized for and by the volunteers themselves. The volunteers are invited to different Caritas events like art expositions, workshops, and panel discussions on actual political topics and more.

The volunteers support the youngCaritas staff in the planning and implementation of their projects and activities and can actively contribute their ideas. For example:

CaféTalk: A topic, a guest, a cozy place, and a desire to talk: these are the ingredients for a CaféTalk. A project that is a space and an opportunity for young people to be protagonists. In the choice of theme, host, modalities, etc.

Swap Party: It is an event based on sustainability where you can give a second life to used clothes. It is an opportunity for people to become aware of the fast-fashion industry by recycling their clothes.

Volunteers will be doing 30-35 hours/week, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes the volunteer will be requested to provide service on weekends as well. In any case, volunteers will not do voluntary service more than 5 days/week and will always have 2 days off.

Volunteer’s profile

You need to be aged between 18 and 30 years old. You don’t need any previous experience or training in order to become a volunteer and carry on your activities in Caritas. Just be curious, open-minded and highly motivated!

Food and accommodation

The volunteer will be offered accommodation in a shared flat with their own private room. The flat includes shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. All rooms are equipped and Internet is included.

The volunteer will receive a monthly amount of money to sustain food expenses. Kitchen facilities are available in the Caritas building in the centre of Bolzano.


If you would like to apply for this project please send your CV and a motivation letter (in English) to and

Information about ESC program: ESC – Corpo Europeo di Solidarietà

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