Building Social Inclusion in the Italian Hills (Murisengo - Piemonte)
Description: Panta Rei Cooperative manages “family-type” communities hosting people with intellectual disabilities. The main aim is to create paths of autonomy and social integration. The communities are located in the countryside in the hills of Monferrato and near the major cities of Turin, Asti and Casale Monferrato.
Type of Work: The volunteers will participate to the daily activities together with the guests of the community, in particular garden-therapy (not only growing vegetables but also maintenance and cleaning of natural green areas closed to the comunities ), they will also take part in maintenance activities, handmade laboratory , games and socializing with hosts, trips.
Study Theme: The volunteers will learn about garden-therapy, issues relating to social and community life, and will get a hint of the local culture and history.
Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in tents, provided by Panta Rei cooperative. They need to bring matresses and sleeping bag.
Language: English is the only required language. However, a basic knowledge of italian language is welcome, it'll help to socialize and create relationships more easily with the guests of the community.
Requirements: The volunteer should have good relational and entertainment skills, and be adaptable.
Approximate Location: The camp will take place in la Comunità “ Al Gallo, Murisengo, in the Piemonte region.
Notes: The comunity is located in the countryside in Murisengo (a picturesque small town situated on Monferrato hills). The biggest city in the region, Turin, is about 60 km away.
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