OIKOS is a voluntary association born in 1979 in Rome that collaborates with international volunteers to organise work camps and mid-term volunteer opportunities in Italy.
Thanks to our long experience in hosting and working with volunteers we understood that the main value is to cooperate with people who, although come from different social backgrounds and have different experiences, share the same idea of being part of a
collective project.



People between 18 and 35 years old can volunteer in Oikos.
The travel costs are carried by the volunteers.
The participation fee is 100,00 euros for the whole project's duration.
OIKOS offers accomodation and food in exchange for 18 hours of work a week.
Voluntary work's duration at OIKOS is from one to three months.

Oikos organises, for our international volunteers, an intensive stage of Italian language and culture.





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LOCATION: The project takes place in Oikos' headquarter, placed in a district of Rome, called Spinaceto. Volunteers will work and live here with Oikos' permanent staff.

WORK: Volunteers will do horticulture and general maintenance works such as coating, cleaning or building.
They will also work in a parc nearby Oikos' headquarter doing various activities such as weeding or planting trees.
We also ask volunteers to help our staff in the kitchen, having the chance to learn italian traditional cuisine's basis.
Based on organisation's requirement and volunteers' personal abilities they can also cooperate with association's staff in office's work.
Volunteers must agree to work 18 hours a week with flexible timetable. They'll have two days off a week.

ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will stay in Oikos' headquarter, sharing the house with other volunteers and Oikos' staff. Our organization provides italian traditional food. Dinner is cooked together while breakfast and lunch has to be prepared  by the volunteer himself. If the volunteer has some kind of allergy or food intolerance he is requested to inform Oikos before the incoming. 

CONDITIONS: Volunteers must be in good health conditions and between 18 - 35 years old.

PARTECIPATION FEE: The partecipation fee, that covers administrative expenses, mandatory insurance charges and the annual membership with OIKOS, is 100,00 euros for the whole project's duration ( not per month ). The fee have to be paid through bank tranfer on cc 14042.46 intestate to Associazione OIKOS, IBAN code: IT 10 I01030 03215 000001404246 BIC SWIFT: PASCITM1R15 indicating the purpose of payment: "contributo campi di volontariato".

WHAT TO BRING: Volunteers should  be motivated to work, having a healthy curiosity and a capacity to listen and learn. Moreover, a certain sense of responsibility and the ability of an autonomous way of life are required.

Our principal aim as organisation is to encourage intercultural exchange by working together, hoping that each volunteer, as an indipendent part of the community, finds his personal role in daily life.


 If you want to participate,  please send  your application (including a motivation letter and Curriculum vitae with a photo showing the full person) to volontariato@oikos.org