Children & Teens Care

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High­lights

Give help and gain experience in working with kidz
Visit Pompei, Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast during your days off
Be open minded and you could learn more than you expected
You could start new friendships with other volunteers
Enjoy the historical centre of Naples and enjoy the capital of pizza and spaghetti
You'll help educators and social workers in providing educational activities, school support and playing activities with the kidz of underprivileged areas of the city. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
You would volunteer in an after school care and young centers of one the most underprivileged areas of the city.

Not all the children get the same opportunity in the world, and Italy is one of the proof. A Save The Children Italia study came with the shocking result that around 20% of minors in Italy live in poverty and half of them in extreme poverty. In the South of Italy this condition involve around the 30% of the minors and in Campania Region is the 22%. With an impressive 19% Naples has one of the highest index of drop out from schools in Europe. 

Centro La Tenda was established in the early 80’s to address a vast array of social issues such as, social marginalization, especially with regards to drug abuse and homeless assistance. Over the years, the Center has become a reference point in the Sanità neighborhood, one of the areas of Naples with the highest poverty and crime rates. The Center started working on social marginalization prevention and on projects focused on establishing the rule of law tailored to the younger local community and especially within the public school system. In light of this prevention strategy, activities have a dual objective: 1) enhance self-awareness with respect to personal needs and 2) increase responsibilization in relation to behaviors that may promote social and personal wellbeing.
Activities are focused on services administered to minors in the after-school care area especially in relation to creativity workshops, theatre, artssports and family support. The engagement is centered on after-school programs addressing the needs of minors living in neighborhoods at risk of social marginalization. These activities include: homework support, game & recreational, art & craft and street activities. Your engagement on the basis of your skills may include:
  • Support to educational and recreational activities including participation to games and creativity workshops;
  • Communication and fund-raising activities.

The area where volunteers will work has a big population density and mostly inhabitated by poor families, migrants and children that drop out of school during the legal age. It is very characteristique, dominated by the oldest market of the city and small shops and restaurants which make the best traditional Neapolitan food.

Volunteers leave in the heart of the historical centre, 20 minutes walking from placement. Volunteers share dorm with maximum other 7 volunteers of same gender. As alternative you could arrange your own accommodation and we'll provide you a special price.

Typical day

After the initial orientation, you will have usually an afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 4 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the project that you are participating on - some activities run in the afternoon and volunteers on these placements will have the morning free. You may therefore plan daily activities which could include sightseeing, shopping or taking Italian language lessons. 

Example of a typical day (Monday to Friday; weekends are usually free)

Morning: Leisure Time

3:00 - 7:00 PM  Volunteering

After 8:00 PM  Leisure time

Based on the partner's need (i.e. events, visits, holidays) schedule may change accordingly.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekends free. Italy is universally recognised for its history, art, culture, cuisine and natural beauty, so there is absolutely no shortage of things to see and do while in Naples or further afield in Italy! Naples has many UNESCO World Heritage sites and volunteers can fill their free time visiting the many historical sites and attractions, tasting the amazing cuisine, sipping espresso in the many café bars or simply exploring parts of Naples by wandering through the beautiful alleys. Rome, home to the Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, is just an hour from Naples by train, and the ancient ruins of Pompeii or the gorgeous island of Capri are also just 45 minutes away. Nature lovers can hike the nearby Mt. Vesuvius and visit the beautiful Almalfi Coast to complete the “Walk of the Gods”. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Italy including; Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Pisa and so much more! Volunteers can make travel arrangements once in Naples, with the advice and guidance of our local staff.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 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
required
Education Requirements
No specific education required if you are an English Mother tongue at High School level
Required Documents
Cv and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers who wish to join the program must provide relevant experience, as students, volunteers or professional in the fields of education or working with children and teenagers. This project is well suited to volunteers who are highly motivated and self-driven. Essential skills include an open-minded attitude and the desire to help others and learn from them. Knowledge of Italian is an asset, but not mandatory.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 15:00 - 19:00

What's Included

Services by International Napoli Network
Accommodation, self catered breakfast, meals Monday-Friday, airport pick up and drop off, support and supervision by local team are included in the fee. Also a work insurance is provided by the organisation. 
On-Demand Services: If you would prefer to arrange your own accomodation or not having meals and airport commutes, we provide extra discount and a tailore extimate.
Airport Pickup at Naples International Airport
Airport Pickup and Drop off for Naples Capodichino Airport.
Accommodation
The accommodation is located in the central area of the historical centre of Naples, close to all facilities, metro stations, restaurants, cafés and shops. It consists in dormitory style rooms for maximum 8 volunteers, a gendered bathroom, common kitchen or kitchenette. There are also double or single rooms with their own private bathroom that can be booked at an extra cost in a different accomodation in the historical centre.
Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Basic Breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, jam, honey, corn flakes, biscuit bread, fruit, cookies). Lunch: a first dish option (pasta, rice, lasagna), dinner (a main and a side). 
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 Naples International Airport (NAP) in Naples. 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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program is not available during July and August and during Christmas time (December 20th - January 6th). We won't accept applications for start dates in December too, cause minimum program duration is 4 weeks. 

When the program is open  we suggest volunteers to join the program on mondays. Volunteers who can't join the program in those days are still accepted.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 950
5 weeks
$ 1,130
6 weeks
$ 1,330
7 weeks
$ 1,510
8 weeks
$ 1,700
9 weeks
$ 1,890
10 weeks
$ 2,080
11 weeks
$ 2,270
12 weeks
$ 2,450
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,950
Average fees
$ 201 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. International Napoli Network 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 International Napoli Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Children & Teens Care

You'll help educators and social workers in providing educational activities, school support and playing activities with the kidz of underprivileged areas of the city.

$201/week

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