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Special Needs Summer Camp

NGO "A ruota libera" takes their special needs kids to a summer camp in July in Roccamonfina, beautiful national park near Naples.

"A Ruota Libera Onlus" is a NGO founded in Naples in 2007 to support the empowerment of young adults with different kinds of disabilities; it aims to offer them opportunities to socialize, better integrate themselves into the community and develop their skills. A Ruota Libera's main strength is its dedicated team of social workers, psychologists and volunteers; they offer daily their professional support to the young adults and their families, helping them to address the complex needs and the challenges that people with disabilities face. All of this in a comfortable, safe and familiar environment.

A Ruota Libera organizes the summer camp as a conclusion of the activities of the year; the camp takes place in a facility in the countryside called "La casa di Anna", situated in the beautiful Regional Park of Roccamonfina, in the heart of the Campania region.

Volunteers could support operators in taking care of the guests and help in transporting them outdoor making them take part at the different activities. Volunteers can support, partecipate or teach in artistic, creative and recreative activities.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

The guests will be divided into two groups of 12 people and will be supported by two social workers; each group will enjoy an entire holiday week at “La Casa di Anna”. The planned group-activities include walking, animal farming, swimming and food festivals. This week of holiday is a very valuable time to socialize, thus the importance of every activity as an opportunity to spent time together. Before spending two weeks at the holiday facility "La Casa di Anna" for the summer camp, volunteers involved in the project will be staying for two weeks in the A Ruota Libera centre, supporting local workers in their daily activities.

7.30 - 8.30 am: Breakfast

8.30 - 9.30 am: Help in preparing the special needs guests

10.00 am  - 2.00 pm: Swimming pool activities

2.00 - 3.00 pm: Lunch

4.00 - 5.30 pm: Rest time

5.30 - 8.00 pm: Relaxing, Leisure, Aperitif. Volunteers help the group activities.

8.30 pm: dinner

9.30 pm: walk

11.30 pm: sleeping time 

Details on Arrival

Volunteers should arrive on July the 2nd at 4 pm at our accomodation in Naples and leave from our accomodation on July 31st after breakfast.

Program 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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Cv, cover letter and travel insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Essential skills include an open mind and a desire to help and learn
- Specialised skills or knowledge would be very helpful for specific training programmes: music/art therapists, sporting coaches, horticulturists, carpenters, chefs etc.
- Experience that can be either linked to your university studies or past volunteering/work experience would be helpful
- This project is well suited to volunteers who are highly motivated and self-driven and those who would like to gain work experience
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at International Napoli Network are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Roccamonfina is located 60 km (37mi) from Naples and 40 km (25 mi) from Caserta. In the communal territory is the extinct volcano of Roccamonfina. The fossil human footprints called Ciampate del Diavolo have been found there. The town is surrounded by dense groves of sweet chestnut trees. is part of a beautiful regional park populated by different animals, where any kind of outdoor activities can be done.

Swimming
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Included Services

What's included?

Insurance, Meals, Transports, accomodation, orientation, pick up and a donation to A Ruota Libera. 

Airport Pickup at Capodichino

Just for the volunteers arriving at Naples - Capodichino Airport.

Accommodation

First and last night will be spent at INN accomodation in Naples. Volunteers then leave for Rocca Monfina where they will be accomodated at a country house with swimming pool and many other facilities. Volunteers will be accomodated at Roccamonfina's house from July the 3rd to July the 30th, while on July the 2nd and July the 31st they will stay in Naples at Inn's guest house.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with drinks. If you any special dietary requirement you could inform the staff and find with them proper solutions.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$700.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$700.00
Average fees
$175.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Napoli/Italy between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. 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.

Get ready to volunteer in Italy

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Italy. Please check the visa regulations for Italy.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Italy.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Capodichino (NAP) in Napoli. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Italy you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Italy.
Roccamorfina, 80138 Napoli, Italy

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