Archaeological Heritage

founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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Create an impact while traveling
Go through training to develop your soft skills
Learning from local archaeologists about local history and heritage
Meet other like-minded volunteers from all over the world
Learn Italian and improve your language skills.
While volunteering on the Archaeological Heritage project, volunteers will work alongside a team of local archaeologists, by assisting them in specific activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 20+
The main goal is to bring to light old archaeological finds of the Roman and Etruscan era, in "minor" excavation sites, in order to preserve them and prepare them for restoration activities and subsequent exhibition or conservation in museums and / or institutions suitable for the purpose.

Some of the activities at the excavation sites in Allumiere will be:

  • direct support to the archaeologists 
  • excursions during the weekend, with a focus on historical heritage
  • classes (in French) in the evening, about historical heritage
  • free time (after 16:00)

The project starts on Mondays. Referents from the NGO do the pick-up at Civitavecchia train station and then offer a historical tour of the village (Allumiere). On Tuesdays, there is the training on the excavation site and the work begins.

The municipality of Rome is unable to guarantee uniform effectiveness in managing all the archaeological sites present in the area. This depends on a general difficulty in organizing coordination of activities, but also on the lack of economic resources to finance the excavations. This risks ignoring and damaging a historical and cultural heritage that is fundamental for the Italian population, but also decisive in guaranteeing continuous work for archaeologists, historians, restorers and other figures who are highly qualified but have difficulty in recovering and preserving, "on their own. ", the past of Rome.

The volunteers involved in this project will learn a lot about history and archaeology, in a professional way. At the same time, they will contribute supporting the NGO who is taking care or preserving this precious memory that is at the basis of the Italian culture.

Personal equipment to own: safety boots according to EEC safety standards, work gloves according to EEC standards - these tools can also be purchased on site once you arrive at the excavation area. It is strongly recommended to bring water bottle, headgear, country clothing, sleeping bag, bathroom necessaire with you.
-Documentation to be delivered upon arrival at the camp: 
identification documents, medical certificate of healthy and robust physical constitution and certificate of tetanus vaccination.
The registration card for the G.A. of Italy will be provided by the association.
-Activities collateral to the excavation:
 information on the safety of the participants, training and documentation on the survey, on archaeological photography, on the restoration laboratory, as well as meetings and conferences on the main issues concerning the individual fields and the activities carried out in them.

Typical day

Shifts of activity:
- First Monday: arrival at the excavation site at 6pm, introduction to the program
- Tuesday: orientation day for the country, tour, explanation of the activities in detail, purchase of necessary material (if missing)
- Wednesday: volunteering work begins at the excavations, departure from the accommodation at 8:30 am in gip
Lunch break on site (packed lunch)
Volunteering work until 4pm

- Free afternoons (after 4pm) and evenings, with the possibility of participating in workshops, local history lessons, evening outings, excursions and much more organized by the association
- Wednesday schedule becomes quotidianity for the other days (except Saturdays and Sundays which are free)

Free-time activities

We want you to really get to know your natural and cultural surroundings and will provide you with useful tips and tricks that will help you discover the location of your stay like a local!

During the week, after your shifts you will be able to participate to excursions in the area surrounding  the village of Allumiere, in areas with a relevant, historical importance; Participate to evening classes with a focus on archaeology (often held in French); Enjoy your free time exploring the surroundings of Rome, learning from local archaeologists or doing whatever you desire.

And of course you will always have the weekends free to do whatever you want.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 20 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
medical certification of sound and robust constitution, plus tetanus vaccine
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by ImpacTrip
  • First night (SUN) accommodation at a dormitory at a camping right out of Rome city center (Private rooms with private bathroom are also available); from Monday onward, accommodation in a rural house near the excavation site;
  • Two meals a day, everyday: breakast and, dinner (local style. Vegetarian, gluten-free and meals for lactose-intolerant are also available upon request.)
  • Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the accommodation (On the Saturday or Sunday prior to an Introduction Day). 
  • Guided city tour (2 hours approx);
  • Allocation to a non-profit and placement coordination on the first day of volunteering;
  • Free SIM card, maps and the best tips to discover the city!
  • Support 24/7 (365 days a year at anytime)
Airport Pickup at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
We provide airport pickup at any time of the day 365 days a year.
During your first night in Rome, you will be accommodated in a Camping. Located just outside the huge, historic center of Rome, your accommodation is a camping shifting towards eco-friendly practices, just 45 minutes away from the train station. Around, you can find everything you need: local coffee shops, supermarkets, ATMs, pharmacies and other utilities . 
The camping is 5 minutes walking from the bus stop. Fiumicino Airport is around 25km away, while Ciampino Airport is 31km away.

The camping is a green oasis, apart from the fast pace of Rome city center. Its wide spaces contribute to a chill, friendly atmosphere.
The camping mainly accommodate young people and international travelers that want to visit Rome in a more sustainable way.
WiFi is available in some common areas, but there are various green spots perfect to socialize or take some time for yourself. In addition to areas such as the restaurant, there is also a big swimming-pool - accessible from late May until September.
The welcoming and young staff is originally from Rome, so you can ask them the best tips and advices to enjoy the city and surroundings like a local! With us you can also rent bikes for free, explore the city and go biking through the archaeological parks.

The rest of your time in this program, you will stay in a rural house located on the slopes of the Tolfa mountains, towards Tarquinia and the Lazio Maremma. It covers an area of over 400 hectares, of which 200 are woodland and Mediterranean scrub. The remaining area is grazing and arable land. This is the typical habitat of Maremma cattle, an ancient breed, now at risk of extinction. In the company there are about 250 specimens, which live completely in the wild. The business center is made up of a picturesque medieval village, a large neo-Gothic church from the mid-19th century, and an imposing 18th-century barn.
 The structures, restored with the utmost care and fidelity, retain the charm of the rustic environment. The apartments in the village, of various sizes, with 2 to 8 beds, also faithfully restored, can accommodate families and groups for holiday periods, always respecting social distancing (according to Covid-19 safety measures) and sanification procedures.

Dorm Room Camping
Food & Beverages
Expected breakfast, diversified packed lunch and dinner.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome. We assist you to find cheap flights to Italy.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Italy provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Italy you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Italy.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

We will be pick you up at the airport when you arrive. 

This program only runs in August and you can apply from 1 up to 4 weeks.  

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$980 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. ImpacTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with ImpacTrip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Archaeological Heritage

While volunteering on the Archaeological Heritage project, volunteers will work alongside a team of local archaeologists, by assisting them in specific activities.


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