ESC in Milan (Italië)


ESC in Milan (Italië)

Our project for this year revolves around three main areas of interest, and they are evolved as the following: 

– Promotion and Digitization: The aim is to take advantage of the challenges of the last two years to permanently introduce digital management into our activities, proposing an intensive use, but strongly mediated with in-person activities whenever possible. In this perspective we place our active participation in a project of our National Headquarters; “RISE”; which submits the message of active citizenship, raising awareness for healthy lifestyles and solidarity vision to high school students. In addition; using virtual realities with audiovisual aids on an experimental basis. In this project; the European volunteers will be actively involved in the design, implementation and dissemination activities, in particular in the active phases of intervention in schools, alongside the team of Avis facilitators engaged in experimentation in 60 high schools in the whole country. Regarding the “RISE” project; the participation of the European volunteers will form an opportunity for encounters and knowledge exchange between the reality of young students and volunteers, with their own personal socio-cultural background of which each one is to bring, with a vision of sharing both knowledge and mutual growth.

– Awareness of Gender Equality Issues: This cause is the basis of an important female engagement project “TOLD: Talenti Oggi, Leader Domani”, that in 2021 held over 1300 participant, in particular young female volunteers, which helped in bringing up new methodologies to confront the lack of women engagement in leading and management roles in our local associations on the regional territory. We are planning the establishment of a new awareness-raising path to the issues of gender equality within schools, placing the association in a new guise of action on issues that involve society as a whole, with a vision of contribution to the necessary awareness of young people of the issues of gender gap, inclusion, the appreciation of qualifications.

The target in this case will still be the schools, specifically professional course schools’ students in the region of

Lombardy, to whom we intend to propose an interactive path of reflection and analysis, via activating a network of young volunteers who will propose to their peers active critics, through the use of video tools, working groups on keywords, involvement in practical actions of designing and creating multimedia products (podcasts, videos, stories, etc)

– Promotion, Inclusion and Participation: The sort of inclusion we seek is bounded to all the categories with all the cultural, educational, linguistic, sexual and religious differences of young people, contributing in active citizenship, the creative participation in social activities. Organizing open non-formal education opportunities; such as training workshops, lectures, seminars and open online webinars for young people regardless of the barriers linked to education and training systems, in order to enhance the active participation of these young groups in social responsibility as members of the society.

Alles over dit project

Possible tasks

Possible tasks:

Participation in promotional events:
– Primary, middle and high school promotional events
– Blood collection centers’
– Donation Associations

Assisting in the planning and preparation for Events
Assisting in the promotional activities that are carried within the association
Promotion for Inclusion via participating in the following foreseen social activities:
– Well prearranged visits to religious and cultural centers.
– Preparing introductive videos bellow the concept of    donation and solidarity.
– Giving a chance to our European volunteers to introduce us to the concept of blood donation in their countries.
– The preparation of informative material about blood donation to be published on social media (Flyers, brochures, videos, presentations…)
– Assisting in organizing open non-formal education          opportunities for young people as training workshops,lectures, seminars and open webinars.

Volunteer Profile

At the current moment, Avis Regionale Lombardia is able to host 2 volunteers in the accommodation mentioned above, we expect their arrival starting from the beginning of September, for the entire period of the project that will last for 8 months. Starting is possible each year. 

We have not set up an application deadline for the moment. 


Food and Accommodation

The volunteer will receive 350 Euros as food allowance each month, directly from the hosting organization. 

The volunteers are hosted in an apartment that belongs to the organization, it is a two-bedroom apartment with a living room, bathroom and kitchen, it is fully furnished, located in the area of Niguarda in the city of Milan. It is linked with the historical city center and with the organization’s office with public transports (tram, train and bus).

Local Transport

Our volunteers are always offered a public transport pass that enables them to use all sorts of in-city means of transportation (subway, underground trains, in-city trains, trams, busses, bike-sharing …) to facilitate reaching the office of the organization and other in-city activities. On the other hand; when the activities are held in other cities all the expenses are covered by our organization.

Language support

The volunteers selected to carry out their projects in our association, we make sure they follow up with the OLS (Online Language Support) provided by the mobility tool, in order to be prepared enough for starting the courses offered in a public language center in Milan, the participant is signed into a course after undergoing a test to determine their level, to eventually join a class of 60 hours.

Working hours

The volunteer will be required to work for 30 hours weekly, in case of having events during the weekends or the evenings; the working hours will be included in those 30 hours and may be recuperated during the week. The participant will also have access to a number of free days (2 per month) plus the days in which our office is closed.  

Waarom kiezen voor Eastpackers?

  • Eastpackers begeleidt Nederlandse jongeren kosteloos bij het vinden van een EU gefinancierd vrijwilligerswerkproject.

  • Ervaren mentoren die altijd voor je klaar staan.

  • Wij zijn flexibel: geen vaste deadlines, geen onzekerheid

  • Laag inschrijfgeld dat je terugkrijgt na je EVS project


Waar kom ik precies terecht?

Our organization hosts its volunteers in Milan – Italy, as our office is located there. It is the leading financial centre and the most prosperous manufacturing and commercial city of Italy. Yet although Rome remains the political capital of Italy, Milan has long been known as its “moral capital”.

Milan is very diverse cosmopolitan city; a home for people from different nations and cultures, and a heart of numerous historical, artistic, political and religious Italian monuments, we cannot forget to mention how active and fun the city is as there are organized events of various areas of interest in every corner which allows the residents in the city to enjoy the company of each other taking a part of these events.

“Milano” is set in the heart of the Po Basin of northern Italy, halfway across the immense plain spreading between the Ticino and Adda rivers, the climate in the city is continental, with damp, chilly winters and hot, humid summers. Snow falls between December and February, and springtime is generally rainy.

Ik ben al 30. Kan ik me nog opgeven?

Ja. Je kunt je inschrijven voor ESC zolang je nog 30 bent op de dag dat je ESC project begint.

Wat zijn de addertjes onder het gras?

Dit project (onderdeel van de European Solidarity Corps, ESC) wordt geheel gefinancierd vanuit het Erasmus+ programma van de Europese Unie. Dit programma is bedoeld om uitwisseling tussen Europese jongeren en hun culturen te stimuleren. Eastpackers is één van de Nederlandse organisaties die bemiddelt tussen Nederlandse jongeren en buitenlandse organisaties die vrijwilligers ontvangen. Onze werkzaamheden worden ook door de EU gefinancierd. Deelnemers betalen hier niets voor.
Er zijn wel een aantal voorwaarden verbonden aan deelname aan dit project. Je moet tussen de 18 en 30 jaar oud zijn, minimaal 6 en liefst 9 maanden beschikbaar zijn (voor andere projecten is dit soms anders) en gemotiveerd zijn om full-time vrijwilligerswerk te doen. 

Hoe kan ik beoordelen of dit project iets voor me is?

Het is kenmerkend voor ESC projecten dat het werk en de werkomgeving soms anders uitvallen dan van te voren gedacht. Een flexibele instelling is noodzakelijk om van ESC de leerervaring te maken die het kan zijn. Wanneer je het moeilijk hebt, heimwee ervaart of onvoldoende uitdaging hebt, helpen wij je om de situatie te verbeteren. Je bent en blijft te allen tijden vrijwilliger. Wij kunnen je dus niet dwingen om tegen je zin te blijven. Bedenk wel dat je slechts één keer in je leven ESC kunt doen. Als je jouw project voortijdig beëindigt, kun je geen ander project gaan doen.

Wat krijg ik allemaal vergoed?

Alle reis,- en verblijfkosten (plus je eventuele visa) zijn inbegrepen. Daarnaast krijg je eten en drinken of een vergoeding om dit zelf te kopen. Daarnaast krijg je nog zakgeld die door Eastpackers maandelijks wordt overgemaakt. Verder krijg je een aanvullende zorgverzekering een online taal cursus voor EU landen en taallessen voor landen buiten de EU. Bovendien krijg je een trainingen aangeboden waar je leert het meeste uit je ESC te halen. Deze zijn in Nederland en in het land waar jouw gastorganisatie gevestigd is.

Hoe is de huisvesting geregeld?

Elke gastorganisatie regelt huisvesting op een andere manier. De meest gangbare vorm van huisvesting is dat meerdere ESC-vrijwilligers samen in een appartement worden gehuisvest. Vrijwilligers delen de keuken en badkamer en hebben elk een eigen slaapkamer. Er zijn echter ook landen en projecten waarbij twee vrijwilligers een kamer delen. Als je dit niet wilt, is het belangrijk om van te voren met de gastorganisatie goed door te spreken hoe de huisvesting is geregeld.

Ik ben vegetariër. Wordt er rekening gehouden met mijn eetwensen?

In bijna alle ESC projecten kun je zelf maaltijden kopen en bereiden. Hiervoor krijg je een maandelijkse toelage.