Centro d'Ompio

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 5 – 10 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. 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.

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I love this place and the amazing people there 💚

11 days ago



Centro d'Ompio is a beautiful place, the people are welcoming, perfect for meeting people, excellent mountain walks and living in a natural environment.
Thanks again !

20 days ago



This was my first volunteering, and I feel was the best place to start. I love the work environment, the people, food, everything. ✨

23 days ago



I spent my first volunteering project here. Tasks are simple, people are kind, understanding and helpful. There are many natural beauties to visit around. it was a pleasant experience. Thanks for everything🌸

about 2 months ago

Centro replied

Oh dear Nihal we miss you so so much! It was pleasure to host you and see your english improving :) Thank you for coming, hanging out, getting outside of comfort zone into the nature and being freaking awesome person! Thanks for everything to you!



The place is amazing specially if you love nature time. There’s a beautiful lake and lots of trees 🌳 Great vibe! The food is incredible and you get to meet people from different countries & practice your English and Italian :) Grazie mille!

about 2 months ago

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Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan


Yoga / Meditation