Social Farming

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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Create an impact while traveling
Create an impact on the community
Get to know one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Meet other like-minded volunteers from all over the world.
Learn Italian and improve your language skills.
This program gives volunteers an opportunity to experience the Rome countryside while supporting a social integration model and assisting with a range of seasonal tasks. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs
As a volunteer, you’ll be working in one of Rome’s historic parks, helping cultivate the vegetable garden, the nursery built inside it, the botanical collection of Mediterranean plants, the urban garden and the laboratory of manufacturing and craft activities, and so much more. This is a hands-on project based on multiculturalism, sustainability and ecology, where you’ll be working in the field often side by side with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as with people with mental and motor disabilities, the elderly and even with children.

The goal of this project is to maximize production and help with the care of vegetables and aromatic plants in the garden while also empowering the acquisition of professional skills for asylum seekers working with you.

Your main tasks can be:

~ Planting, weeding, watering and general care for the garden which hosts a collection of plants typical to the

~ Mediterranean area

~ Cultivating and harvesting vegetables and legumes in the large garden

~ Craft workshop activities creating objects of various designs using waste or recyclable materials

~ Urban beekeeping and honey production

~ Taking care of farm animals

~ Multi-ethnic cooking sessions

~ Supporting the association during events and with the sale of their handicraft and food products, etc.

~ Running playful design workshops for children

~ Urban redevelopment interventions, entirely with recycled material


As your tasks will vary based on the season, you should be open to helping out in whatever kind of activity is prioritized while you’re there. This project has a minimum duration requirement of two weeks.

Typical day

07:00 am – 10:00 am | Breakfast at the volunteer’s accommodation

10:00 am – 13:30 pm | (1) Travel to project to join local placement staff and begin work on your volunteer project or (2) Explore the city, relax or enroll in other activities if you have an afternoon project

13:30 pm – 02:30 pm | Prepare your lunch or try a typical Italian restaurant in the city.

02:30 pm – 07:30 pm | (1) Travel to project to join local placement staff and begin work on your volunteer project or (2) Explore the city, relax or enroll in other activities if you have a morning project

08:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Dinner at the accommodation. After dinner, you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

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!

Your shifts will generally last between 3 and 5 hours per day and will take place either in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening, which will leave you with plenty of free time to go explore, take a stroll around your surroundings, catch the most important sites, interact with the locals or simply go and relax! And of course, you will have your weekends off as well!

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports
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 (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by ImpacTrip
The fees are used to provide 
- food
- accommodation
- pick-up at the airport
- guided city tour
- material for the different activities
- insurance


Please note that visa and airplane tickets are not included. 
Airport Pickup at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
We provide airport pickup at any time of the day 365 days a year
Accommodation
During your stay 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.

- ALL SERVICES AND OPTIONS:
Buffet restaurant with fresh, local food (and veggie options!), free WiFi, swimming pool, 24-hour reception, laundry, green areas. You can also be very active, since there also are table tennis, billiards and a basketball courts. These are just a few of the facilities the hostel offers!
- SUSTAINABILITY:
The camping is shifting towards a sustainable model, solar panels are already in use and drinking water is available in the area close to the reception, to fight plastic use. The green areas are protected like a sanctuary, and separate waste collection is practised. Moreover, the camping is animal-friendly!

Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

We provide 2 meals a day, at the accommodation - breakfast and dinner. For both, you always have available more than one option, as well as vegetarian/vegan dishes. During summer, a food-truck is available in the area of the swimming pool, for sandwiches and quick snacks. The food is always fresh and includes Mediterranean cuisine as well as local and seasonal products. This way, you will have the chance to taste a good-quality, wide variety of traditional Roman and Italian meals. 

Do you have any Food Restrictions? If you have any diet restrictions or special diet, please let us know as soon as possible so we can be prepared to provide appropriate meals for you.

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.
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

Our program generally begins on Mondays or Tuesdays of each week, every month of the year.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,433
3 weeks
$1,817
4 weeks
$2,201
6 weeks
$2,969
8 weeks
$3,737
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,273
Average fees
$578 /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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Social Farming

This program gives volunteers an opportunity to experience the Rome countryside while supporting a social integration model and assisting with a range of seasonal tasks.

$578/week

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