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Organic Farming in Italy!

Environment/Animal welfare

Organic Farming in Italy!

Voluntary Service International


At a Glance

  • Start Date:16/08/2023
  • End Date:26/08/2023
  • Closing date:09/08/2023
  • Post Updated:15/05/2023
  • Min Hours:11 days
  • Role Type:Administrative



The CSA Seeds of Community is an innovative agricultural environment in central Italy. The centre self-produces its food in a method that does not exploit local farmworkers, and remains environmentally friendly. Volunteers will work on the farm, transplanting and sowing seeds, harvesting vegetables, and even participating in eco-construction activities. There will also be formal opportunities to learn about food sovereignty and solidarity.


If you have any questions at all or would like more info on a project, please apply here. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Transplanting and sowing seedlings.
  • Removing weeds from the rows by hand and with light tools.
  • Harvesting vegetables and helping with preparation and division.
  • Peeling and tying tomatoes.
  • Mount fields with irrigation hoses.
  • Manually control insect pests.
  • If the weather permits, eco-construction activities such as plastering a thatched structure with lime or extraordinary maintenance activities are also scheduled during the work camp week. All activities will be carried out alongside the various cooperative members who participate weekly, in a spirit of sharing and exchanging knowledge, conviviality and cheerfulness.

Skills required for this role:

Lots of desire to get involved and learn. Desire to chat and share experiences. Desire to put in some physical effort: work in the fields can be tiring, but here everyone goes at their own pace and takes the breaks they need! We ask volunteers to specify in advance any allergies or specific dietary needs.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
11 days from 16 - 26 August

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Small project fee applies.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Annabelle Burova

Address: Voluntary Service International, 4-7 North Brunswick St., Dublin 7, D07 RHA8


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