Become a volunteer

volontariato internazionaleAnnulliamo la Distanza (Nullifying the distance), our name says it all. Those who decide to take part of, or would like to join our Association, must NULLIFY THE DISTANCE in three ways: HELPING CHILDREN, BEING BRAVE AND BEING FAIR. These three requirements are common among our Volunteers and are the requirements we expect from those deciding to join our Association.
HELPING CHILDREN: because our motto is “Children First” and because we think we need to build a better future starting from children. A child who suffers is a heart-breaking experience: in these past years we witnessed too many children suffering.
BEING BRAVE: because you need to be brave in order to decide to sacrifice some of your time to this reason. Giving up your free time and make it available for the benefit of other people is a great virtue and we like these people.
BEING FAIR: because we would like to live in a better world without injustice, a more equitable world; we would like to try to do our best for contributing to have a better world.
If you share our principles, join us: we welcome everyone, irrespective of race, sex, age, religion, opinion or of any other discriminating factor.

Volunteering Abroad

Annulliamo la Distanza (AnlaDi) and its local partners promote an important program aiming at providing to interested persons the opportunity to carry out an experience of volunteering abroad. This experience aims at supporting and promoting education among young people and children, in some area where Annulliamo la Distanza operates together with its local partners, specifically in Albania, Cambodia and Kenya. This initiative has been developed because we believe that volunteering abroad is not just a way to get to know other cultures and Countries or to get important personal enrichment. It is also a way to draw more people’s attention to the issues of development cooperation. Volunteering abroad with AnlaDi provides the chance to contribute directly to activities of development cooperation and global solidarity. The experience values the contribution of volunteers to the projects and favour the interchange with beneficiaries and local associations. The new skills acquired represent an asset for those who want to work in this field in the future. Before leaving, volunteers get trained on AnlaDi mission, on the features of the projects and on the place they will be living in. The requirements we demand are: physical suitability and ability to communicate in English (Upper Intermediate level). It is also essential for the volunteers to be open-minded, flexible, reliable and enthusiastic. Furthermore, volunteers should abide to the Ethic Code developed by AnlaDi. The Code will be promptly distributed to the volunteers during the first meeting. All the expenses for the activities in Italy and abroad (travels, food, accommodation and insurance) must be covered by the volunteers and cannot be in any way paid by AnlaDi or by the local partners/association.

Destinations for volunteering abroad

ALBANIA- SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND POOR CHILDREN

Period of departure: July and August
Length of stay: 9 days
List of activities for the volunteer (non-exhaustive list):

-In the month of July:
The volunteer will accompany disabled children to a summer camp located in Albanian mountains, 40 km from Shkoder, in the mountain village of Razëm. The volunteers will take care of the children assisting them in their first needs (washing children, cooking meals, supporting their recreational activities in the afternoon).

-In the month of August:
The volunteer will assist the poor children during the summer camp organized near Shkoder. The volunteer will mainly assist children in their recreational activities and will help cooking. In Albania, the volunteers will be hosted in the facilities belonging to Madonnina del Grappa. For more practical information, AnlaDi will share a handbook on the country with detailed practical information which might be useful for the volunteer.

For more information on Albania, please, write to Mr Marco Breschi (info@annulliamoladistanza.org)

CAMBODIA- KRO BAY RIEL KINDERGARTEN

Period of departure: October and November
Length of stay: minimum 9 days, maximum 21 days
List of activities for the volunteer (non-exhaustive list):
Teaching students English (the volunteer should have a requires a good knowledge of English-Upper Intermediate)
Teaching Italian
Supporting the afternoon workgroups (Sport, Traditional dance, art, etc.)
Visiting the families of Anladi children (children who have been distance adopted by Italian families) with the social workers of the local association.
Helping in the daily activities such as cleaning, preparing meals, etc.

For more practical information, AnlaDi will share a handbook on the country with detailed practical information which might be useful for the volunteer.

For more information on Cambodia, please, write to Ms Silvana Monatti or Mr Lorenzo Calamai (info@annulliamoladistanza.org)

KENYA- MWANGAZA ORPHANAGE IN KILIFI

Period of departure: April, August or December
Length of stay: minimum 7 days, maximum 21 days
List of activities for the volunteer (non-exhaustive list):
Assisting children in their recreational activities (while playing, painting and drawing, singing, dancing, watching movies, etc)

Helping children studying and reading English books

Supporting children in their tailoring activities, consisting in: repairs, crochet, embroidery, cutting and sewing.

Visiting the families of the children with the social workers in order to better understand the context of origin of the little orphans.

Helping in the daily activities such as cleaning, preparing meals, etc.

For more practical information, AnlaDi will share a handbook on the country with detailed practical information which might be useful for the volunteer.

For more information on Kenya, please, write to Ms Licia or Ms Lelia Govoni (info@annulliamoladistanza.org)

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