International Napoli Network

Teaching Music to Kids

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A music education project which involves 60 kids aged from 4 to 16 years. The main purpose is to facilitate social integration through learning and playing music together This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
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Families
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50+
A music education project started in February 2012, which currently involves 60 children aged from 4 to 16 years. The main purpose of the project is to facilitate social integration through learning and playing music together, so they reach two goals at the same time: the chance to teach music to unprivileged children and promote social integration in Montesanto, an area of the historic centre of Naples.
Indeed, beside the cultural value of the music education program, we believe that music is an important way to foster personal growth and social inclusion. Playing music refines the cultural sensibility it builds the child character, educating to self-control, concentration and discipline. Furthermore playing music together strengthen civic sense, encourage integration and socialization, respect and collaboration.
40 children from the age of 7 regularly attend six classes where they learn playing clarinet, flute, french horn, percussions, trumpet and oboe. About 20 little children between the age of 4 and 7 years old receive music basics class. 
Volunteers assist the teachers in creating a positive and collaborative atmosphere and supporting them in giving instructions to kids and in make them learn music and practicing an instrument. Volunteers will have the chance to see the kids enjoying music and according with the time they are going to spend with them,  they will see their improvements as citizen as well as musicians
Musical instruments are lent by the organization to those who cannot afford to buy one.

Volunteers  don't need to bring a music instrument or any other special equipment and will work closely with social workers and teachers.
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, 10-20 minutes walking from placement. Volunteers share dorm with maximum other 7 volunteers of same gender. Both our two accommodations are located in the historical city centre where people gather at night because of the presence of bars and caffetterias. With the increasing of the touristic flow the historical centre of Naples has become safer. 
One accommodation is in the same building of the International Napoli Network team office, the second one is just 20 minute walking from the office. Team also offers 24/7 emergency contact. 

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

3:30 - 7:30 PM  Regular Music Classes

After 8:00 PM  Leisure time

Based on the partner's need (i.e. organizing concerts) schedule may change accordingly.


Details on Arrival

This program is not available during July and August and during Christmas time (December 20th - January 6th).

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.


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.


Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Music at Any level
Required Documents
Resume 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 or professional in the field of music. 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 15:30 - 19:30

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
International Napoli Network (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by International Napoli Network
Accommodation, basic breakfast, support and supervision by local team are included in the fee. Also a work insurance is provided by the organisation. 
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). Meals are available on demand at an extra cost.
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$750.00
5 weeks
$865.00
7 weeks
$1,145.00
9 weeks
$1,420.00
12 weeks
$1,805.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,500.00
Average fees
$167.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Napoli/Italy between 4 weeks and 24 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Italy.
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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