HELLO, helpers from around the world! Looking for food for the MIND, BODY and SOUL? Traveling the world and need a place to RESET? Searching for the REAL you? Studying online courses and need NEW scenery? Wanting to connect with NATURE? Need CREATIVE impulses? Or just looking to meet PEOPLE from allover the world in a CALM atmosphere where the mountains meet one of Italy's most pristine lakes? Then come help us at CENTRO D’OMPIO located in northern Italy, with a stunning view of the picturesque Lago d’Orta and a short walk from a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We’re located in the green hills, right by the village of Pratolungo. Surrounded by trees, plants, cats and peafowl, with the lake and the wild mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. For decades we’ve been fortunate to have helpers from across the world come here and be a part of our team, and together we’ve ensured that CENTRO D’OMPIO has developed into one of the leading international seminar centers. We’re known worldwide for our hospitality, joy and creativity. Each month, our small core staff welcomes between 6 – 12 helpers with different backgrounds, various ages, skills and nationalities to be part of our daily operation. You’ll get: FREE VEGETARIAN FOOD FREE HOUSING (Nice warm showers!) FREE WIFI AMAZING NATURE FRIENDSHIP ACROSS NATIONS, CULTURES AND BACKGROUNDS. Lodging is provided in our volunteer house, Casa Bisetti, a rustic, charming Italian farmhouse, just a fifteen minutes walk through the village and between a few farms from CENTRO D’OMPIO. At Casa Bisetti the rooms are shared, varying in sizes. Together we’ll work in areas such as: DISHWASHING GARDEN WORK PAINTING KITCHEN HELP CARPENTRY HOUSEKEEPING FORESTRY Among our frequent clients, we find groups offering YOGA, MEDITATION, CONSCIOUSNESS TRAINING. If the schedule allows it, you can participate in these workshops. We also have a SWIMMING POOL that is absolutely refreshing on hot summer days. You'll work on a 5-5 schedule, five days a week for five hours. The rest of the time is yours. We are looking for people interested in starting from july and throughout the 2020 season. This is brief idea of what you'll have here (made by one of our best working guests): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgXfnFx7uw Interested? Of course you are. Questions? We'll answer them. Send us a short bio and you'll hear back from us shortly!
Increíble experiencia! llegamos justo cuando estaba terminando la temporada, por ende fue bastante tranquilo. El staff de trabajo en diferentes años te enseñan pacientes todo lo que necesitas saber y gran parte de los compañeros voluntarios también! La casa donde viven los voluntarios y algunos del staff (Bisetti) es un lugar súper agradable y te sentís cómodo desde el principio. Vini, el administrador de voluntarios actual, siempre fue super atento con nosotros y con lo que necesitamos! Agradecido por esta gran experiencia!
6 months ago
Centro d'Ompio is a fantastic place that I recommend everybody to go! The tasks are easy to do and everyone is flexible with them, you can also choose what kind of task you want to do and the days when you're off. The people there are so nice and friendly, the volunteers come from various parts of the world and you get to meet many people. Also the area is sooo beautiful that the views reward going up the hill! Thanks to all the crew that I've met and I hope I can join you again in the future!! <3
6 months ago
My experience in Centro d'Ompio was completely fantastic! The work and the working hours were fair and as described; the accommodation is really good; the food is amazing.
But for me, the most unexpected things were the astonishing nature (unbelievably beautiful and peaceful, with river, waterfall, lake and hiking tracks just some minutes away from the house) and the people. The staff and the other volunteers are fabulous people and it was a real pleasure to have this time with them, working and having really nice conversations.
I fell in love with the place and I hope to be back soon 😊
6 months ago