Run a hostel in Monte Barro
Galbiate, Lombardia May 1 - July 31, 2015
Volunteer project: The Monte Barro Park hostel is located next to the Hermitage of Monte Barro. Its central position in the park (at 750 meters above sea level, with sweeping views over the Brianza lakes and the Eastern branch of Lake Como) and its proximity to some areas of cultural interest make the Hermitage a perfect venue for accommodation, excursions, educational activities and conferences. The hostel is run by a local non-profit with the aim of enhancing the natural and cultural value of the park and to raise awareness about its protection. Local associations organize environmental education activities aimed at schools and groups of adults.
Volunteers are needed to help managing the hostel in Monte Barro Park. The volunteers will have various duties: custody of the hostel in daytime and nighttime, maintenance works, cleaning of the structure and its surroundings, welcoming guests and preparing and cleaning the rooms.
Special requirements: Motivation letter is required.
Application deadline: March 26, 2015
Number of participants: 2
Language: English will be the official language in the project; a basic knowledge of Italian language is desired.
Leisure time: The volunteers will have the possibility to visit the archaeological site, the bird-watching point and the ethnographic museum located inside the Monte Barro Park while having relaxing walks.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in an apartment in the hostel in Monte Barro Regional Park.
Location: Galbiate, Lecco district, Lombardia region, North of Italy – Monte Barro Regional Park.
Monte Barro is the only mountain in the hilly area between Milan and Lecco, close to Como Lake. From their accommodation on the top of the mountain, the volunteers will have the chance to admire the beautiful landscape.
Terminal: Milan International Airports (Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate) / Bergamo international Airport (Orio al Serio) / Lecco railway station
Age range: 18 and over
Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $540 US)