About the local hosting organizationLEGAMBIENTE LOCAL GROUP: The Comitato Parco Giovannipoli was established in 2013 following the failure to care of the Park of the Catacombs of Commodilla, with the objective to keep it alive and usable for citizenship. Since its inception, the Comitato Parco Giovannipoli has been playing an important work of maintenance, bringing an almost complete restoration of the Park; the work has been also recognized by the City of Rome with the award of custody of the Park from July 15, 2014. Nessun Dorma has been organizing since 2010 cultural and aggregating activities in a dormitory suburb area, and it is particularly committed in recovering abandoned green areas to make them culture and sociality cores. La Strada is a social centre focusing on antiracism. Since ’90 it has been collaborating with the local institutions in order to foster bottom-up decisional processes; this experience led to the creation of the public agency Rights and New Citizenship, with an help-desk for the citizens’ rights and networks’ development. From 2000 on, it starts working on migration, street education and information with many projects. Villetta Social Lab is a social space where youth, families and elder people find a place to express and to practice social innovation.
About the volunteer workSUMMARY PROJECT: The AgriCamp Volunteer workcamp is aim to collaborate in the creation of the Museum of Agricultural Tools Istituto Agrario Giuseppe Garibaldi. PROJECT: The AgriCamp Volunteer workcamp has the aim to collaborate in the creation of the Museum of Agricultural Tools Istituto Agrario Giuseppe Garibaldi. In particular, the participants will be engaged in environmental cleaning of the place infested with weeds and in the construction of part of the furniture. A focus of the workcamp will be the italian agricultural tradition, especially agricultural culture of Lazio region. The object of the intervention area is about 2 thousand square meters, it is located within the Agricultural Institute School. WORK: Daily activities during the whole camp will be the ordinary maintenance of the area; the participants will be engaged in environmental cleaning of the place infested with weeds and in the construction of part of the furniture. STUDY PART: workshops about ancient agricultural method in Lazio region.
Local accommodationACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be hosted in a boarding school. The diet will be mainly Mediterranean (vegetables and cereals, little meat). 5 italian volunteers can join the workcamp.
About the project locationLOCATION AND LEISURE: the VIII Municipality of Rome is wide 3,7% of the whole city territory and has 130.000 citizens, with 66 families. It includes both central and suburban areas, with working-class conflicting zones.
RequirementsSPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: table napkin, gloves and work shoes or normal closed shoes (mandatory in the kitchen), sleeping bag. Rome in July is usually very hot, be prepared for it! Terminal: Rome stations (Termini and Tiburtina are the main stations) and airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino). Language: English will be the official language in the camp.