Our volunteers are integral to the success and growth of our organization. We have four paid staff and approximately thirty regular volunteers.
We’re looking for volunteers who are committed, driven, and responsible. Volunteers should be willing to work as part of a non-competitive team, treating our guests and refugee staff members with the utmost respect and dignity. They also should be able to work independently, and be comfortable working in an environment with predominantly male guests. We are unable to reimburse travel expenses (i.e. bus, metro, taxi travel) as well as provide accommodation. For information regarding an apartment search, please check out Porta Portese (in Italian) or Wanted in Rome.
Potential ways to get involved:
- LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERING: We prioritize the placement of regular, long-term volunteers to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of our services. We request a three-month minimum commitment.
- INTERNSHIPS: Internships are facilitated by universities and go through the standard application process. Internships must be arranged at least one month prior to the start of the academic semester. Click here for more specifics about our internships.
- SERVICE LEARNING GROUPS with between 10-15 members. Coordinators of these visits must ensure that students are complying by the rules of the center; for example, dressing modestly and arriving on time. A daily fee is requested from the group to pay a refugee student coordinator to provide structure and supervision to the students, and as a contribution toward daily operations such as breakfast, purchase of toiletries for the supply room, etc. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.