Conditions of participation



Any experience of community life requires a sharing of ideals, commitment and rules that will ensure a good, efficient coexistence. Our aim is to manage complex situations at our best at an organizational level and to prevent critical problems and risks due to an inappropriate behavior in a difficult context and at the same time defend the image of the movement and the credibility of its message. For this reason Emmaus Italia prepared a document, in relation to the events organized for the VOLUNTEER CAMP PASSIONE CIVILE 2016, that should facilitate the understanding of the general organization, and establish in a clear and unequivocal way the rules and conditions for participation. All volunteers have to agree to these conditions when they register and follow them during all their stay at the INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS CAMP 2016.


The participation in the INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS CAMP PASSIONE CIVILE 2016 and in all its activities is voluntary and free (or in some cases payed with symbolic contribution), no payment is expected either directly or indirectly.

The camps of Emmaus Italia will house the volunteers free in the communities or in other structures placed at our disposal by local associations

Every volunteer have to be in possession of valid personal documents and covered by their personal insurance in case of illness and hospitalization.

Emmaus Italia is not able to provide the necessary documents for the participation of people extra EEC.

Volunteers must be aware that the participation in the activities of the camp will require physical effort and considerable ability to adapt, so we ask you to evaluate carefully your participation if you have any physical or psychological problems. In any case, you should accord with the responsible of the camp in advance so that we can do our best to permit the widest participation compatibly with the real objective and organization limits. In any case, the camp cannot ensure personal assistance, so every participant should be independent in this sense.

The camp is also unable to accept people who have particular problems of addiction to alcohol or drugs, severe deviant behaviors or psychological disorders. For these problems, you can address directly the communities or the structures suitable to these problems.

About the participation of Emmaus community members, it is necessary that the leader of the community of origin contacts the responsible of the camp in advance, and guarantee for their participation. In any case, the camp cannot take responsibility for people who are undergoing particular addiction problems or who need assistance from a financial and human point of view.

EMMAUS ITALIA will provide:

lodging and meals (basic and plain)

insurance coverage against accidents for the entire period of participation and all the transports required for the activities. This does not include other costs that are at the expenses of the participants (journey to and from the camp, personal expenses, etc.).

Each volunteer have to behave in a way appropriate to the message and the lifestyle proposed by Emmaus

a sober, plain lifestyle

reliability and decency in the camp and outside it

attention to the common needs and respect for the others, beyond any difference and any political or religious belief


Abstention from alcoholic drinks and from any type of drug

Respect of schedules and duties assigned and commitment in the camp activities

Not to request or accept any money gifts (including tips) both for yourself and for Emmaus for the entire period of the camp, at any time, in any form and in any place. Anyone who wishes to contribute to Emmaus projects should be given the current account number of Emmaus Italia

Not to take or accept material personally (not for Emmaus) for the entire period of the camp in any occasion, in any form and in any place. Anyone interested in purchasing the material collected can do so in the way established by the person in charge of it and communicated at the beginning of each camp turn

Respect of the structures placed at our disposal by the organization and by third parties

To be equipped with safety footwear, safety gloves and work wear

Every participant must be equipped with everything necessary for their stay as specified in useful information

The initiatives will be coordinated by a person responsible for the camp and by a person in charge of each structure and of every sector of activity. They will be the point of reference for the volunteers for every specific situation.


Individuals or groups of Italian and foreign volunteers may register for the INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS CAMP PASSIONE CIVILE if they are 18 or over.

In the profile of every camp it is specified the minimum stay

You can register just online. To register you have to:

fill in the form you can find on the website in all its parts and send it. Read useful information and read and accept these conditions of participation. 

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