Long-Term Volunteering Opportunity with SCI Italy!

21 Nov 2022


European Solidarity Corps opportunity with SCI Italy  

SCI Italy are looking for two European Solidarity Corps (age 18-30) volunteers to join their project “La Città dell’Utopia" in San Paulo, outside Rome, from 15 January - 15 December, 2023.

Application Deadline:  30/11/2022

Location: Rome, Italy 

Topic: Environmental, anti-racism, gender issues, social inclusion

Work Types: Office and project work  

Volunteers needed: 2  


Project Description: SCI Italy’s project “La Città dell’Utopia” started in 2003 and it is located in the neighbourhood of San Paolo (via Valeriano 3F – Rome), a popular suburban area inhabited mainly by elderly people, university students, and migrant families coming from Latin America, northeastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. The building is used to host several groups and associations working on active citizenships, especially in relation to migration, environmental sustainability, antifascism, gender, and self-determination of food and consumption. Currently the office where you will work is based here.

Tasks description: Volunteers will be involved both in local and international activities, some funded by European programmes or and other international donors, some self-funded. Most of the activities follow non formal education methodologies. Topics can be various: environmental, social inclusion, gender, migration, anti-fascism, etc. In a serious and professional work environment which follows at the same time informal attitudes in human relationships.


  • Have good command of English
  • Have basic command of Italian (preferable)
  • Have administrative and organisational skills  open mind and flexible attitude towards working hours, especially between May-July
  • Have a good level of adaptability to basic living and working conditions

Accommodation and Food: As with all ESC projects, the volunteer will receive free accommodation, food, insurance and a small personal allowance. Travel expenses are also covered (you might only have to pay very small part of those expenses if they exceed the budget) as well as support for language learning.  Lodging for this project is a separate flat in “La Città dell’Utopia”, with 3 shared double rooms (up to six international volunteers) kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The accommodation has all the basic facilities (Wi-Fi and washing machine included). The building is historic, so the accommodation is basic. There is no centralised heating or aircon, so it can be humid, cold in the winter, but also perfectly fresh in the summer. The building is surrounded by a very beautiful garden (which means mosquitos in the summer). It is located in a student area close to the metro.

How to Apply: 

  • This is a European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project and all ESC conditions apply. Please go to VSI’s ESC pages  to read about the programme. 
  • For more information and details on how to apply, please contact Eimear, VSI’s Programmes Co-ordinator, at programmes@vsi.ie.