Oikos proposes a workcamp program in Rome, in our headquarter located in Spinaceto.

Oikos is a no-profit association founded in 1979.

International projects are only a part of all Oikos projects: our activity mainly deals with problems about conservation of forest resources, with the psychological field research in close connection with the evolution of social systems and with the world of youth.




Projects are destined to adult volunteers from all over the world.

People between 18 and 35 years old can be volunteers in Oikos.
OIKOS offers accomodation and food in exchange for 18 hours of work a week. Volunteering work's duration at OIKOS is indicated in the workcamps program.

To check our programs please read below, if you still have questions write us at volontariato@oikos.org

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.

Consider that Oikos organizes, for our international volunteers, an intensive stage of Italian language and culture (extra charge of 50,00 at arrival). If you like to attend it please select it on the form.

The travel costs are carried by the volunteers. The participation fee is 300,00 euro for the whole project's duration. It covers the annual joining fee, the administrative and assurance expenses. As you've chosen a camp please complete by sending us the 50% amount of the participation fee (100euros) to confirm your inscription, and fill up the form you find Here.
Our projects last 15 days.
The deadline for the inscriptions is scheduled to a month before the beginning of every project. The travel costs are at one's own charge.

50% or participation fee have to be paid as a confirmation
on the bank account 14042.46 addressed to Associazione OIKOS
IBAN code
 IT 10 01030 03215 000001404246 
with the payment description
"Participation workcamp (+code)"

Or by paypal







Oikos 01 16.07 - 29.07.2018 max 8 Environmental
Oikos 02

06.08 - 19.08.2018

max 8 Environmental

Environmental projects

Oikos 01 Environmental 16.07 - 29.07.2018
Oikos 02 Environmental 06.08 - 19.08.2018


LOCATION: The project will take place in Rome, in our headquarter in Spinaceto.

ACTIVITY: Volunteers will practice horticulture and general maintenance works such as coating, cleaning or building.
The specific purpose of the project is to convert our vegetable garden into a permacultural one. Activities for volunteers will be both theoretical and practical.
Theoretical activities include workshop and documentation on permaculture approach; practical activities instead includes plants transplantation and the use of the greenhouse to make germinate the seed. Activities expected also are the care and maintenance of Spinaceto park.

ROOM AND BOARD: Volunteers will lodge in shared rooms in our location. Meals are guaranteed, even if volunteers are called to collaborate in meals cooking.

FREE TIME: In free time, volunteers can visit the city. Depending on volunteers’ needs and desires, we will organize workshop of cultural exchange between foreigner and italian volunteers. It will be possible to take part in our workshop of italian language for volunteers who will request it.  

REQUISITES: English or basic italian. For this project, is important to be in a good physical shape.

MATERIALS: volunteers must bring with them comfortable clothes and work gloves.

DEADLINE: the deadline to sign up to this project will be one month before the beginning of activity.



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