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Place: Senigallia, Italy

Date of the placement: 01 Sep 2022 - 28 May 2023

Volunteers nr.: 4

Minimum age: 18

Topic: Activities with people in need in collaboration with Caritas in Senigallia (AN).

Description of the Project:

Volunteers will be involved in the activities of the association IL SEME in Senigallia, which aims to promote solidarity, citizenship, inclusion and support for disadvantaged people within the diocese of Senigallia. The association gathers all the people who volunteer within the services managed by Caritas Senigallia, which include first reception centers, apartments for the temporary reception of people in need, awareness-raising activities and other social services aimed at serving the most vulnerable people. 

In particular, the volunteers will be involved in the following activities:

Support at the SOLIDARITY CENTRE - facility for adults who are homeless or resident in the area, who are unemployed and consequently homeless:

  • kitchen and canteen: meal preparation and distribution, pantry arrangement and cleaning
  • laundry: washing of linen and goods in use by users; - cleaning of common and outdoor areas if necessary;
  • evening reception with management of the kitchen and dining hall and management of the shower area
  • accompanying users on foot, by bicycle or car if necessary, to places of relevance to the user;
  • extra activities such as volunteer weeks or other activities organised by the various facilities run by the Caritas Foundation
  • Support centre with the service of receiving requests, orientation interviews, in-depth interviews, paper and electronic data management (only in the second part of the project);
  • job counter with the identification of job offers and management of applications (only in the second part of the project).  

Support at RIKREA - a solidarity warehouse open to all citizens that enables the purchase and collection of furniture and furnishings of various kinds in good condition, the reuse of used clothing in good condition and the distribution of food for needy people in the area:

  • clothing and food distribution and accommodation activities;
  • sorting, checking and cleaning activities of the items placed in the warehouse (furniture, children's toys, etc);
  • activities of dismantling and assembling furniture, delivery and collection from the homes of private individuals.  

Support at the ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES with the presence of minors:  

  • accompanying children to medical appointments/vaccinations;
  • shopping management for users;
  • cleaning of common areas, garden and laundry (alone or together with mothers);
  • organising activities for mothers and children, together or apart (music class, physical activity, etc); 
  • getting to know the city with mothers and children (walking in the centre, attending some events in the square, theatre, going to the seaside); 
  • Supporting the staff in practical activities and participation in specific events organised at the facilities: aperitifs in summer, the Christmas village in winter and the management of the birthday space.

 Are you curious about the Centre? Check out this video and the article on our blog!


For more information about the placement, download the info pack from the attachments!

How to apply:

In order to apply, you need to send us the following documents in English:

- CV (including your date of birth and your country of residence)

- Cover letter related to the project 

- Application form, which you can find as attachment in this page 

to candidates@vicolocorto.org


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