Bona Fides Association and Associazione Interculturale Universo APS have 2 openings for Polish participants (18-30yo) in a 6 months ESC project in Bologna, Italy! This opportunity offers a unique experience for volunteers to contribute to intercultural projects and community engagement initiatives.

Start: March/April 2024
Duration: 6 months
Place: Bologna, Italy


In Universo, activities are equally divided between learning and volunteering, following a learning-by-doing approach. Participants engage in Italian language and culture immersion, foreign language courses, communication workshops, Erasmus+ promotion, personal projects, local events, and small administrative tasks. These activities promote personal growth, intercultural understanding, and community engagement. Universo promotes respect for differences through intercultural understanding, advocacy for human rights, cultural activities, effective communication, solidarity, cooperation, and artistic expression. These values shape Universo’s mission to create a more inclusive, tolerant, and interconnected society.

Activity topics:

– Citizenship and democratic participation
– Education and training
– Creativity and culture

Our mission:

The Intercultural Association UNIVERSO promotes respect and appreciation of differences by focusing on intercultural issues. It promotes the culture of human rights and the protection of civil rights through cultural activities, communication, study, research, social action, solidarity and cooperation, and artistic production.

Project objective:

The objective of the Association for 2024 will be to strengthen the non-formal education of young people, by creating skills for an active spirit of social entrepreneurship.


Volunteers will be provided with shared accommodation in the vibrant city of Bologna. Additionally, they will receive a total of 330 euros as pocket money and food allowance. While transportation arrangements are not included, Bologna offers excellent public transportation options for easy access to various parts of the city and beyond.


Volunteers will receive comprehensive training to support their experience. This includes On Arrival Training organized by the Italian National Agency, equipping volunteers with essential information and skills for their time in Italy. Additionally, the host organization will provide task related training tailored to the specific needs and objectives of the volunteering project. This dual training approach ensures volunteers are well-prepared and empowered to contribute effectively to their roles.


We’re looking for 2 volunteers between 18 to 30. We don’t select our volunteers according to previous knowledge or experience but only according to motivation. So, please, read the description of the project carefully before applying. We don’t select according to gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group, income. We will ask to attach your Motivational letter.

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Send your CV and motivation letter (in English) to and
or contact us for any further information! Write ESC in Bologna, Italy in the title of your e-mail.