Voluntary Camp in Arezzo 2018

FROM AUGUST 12th TO AUGUST 26th, 2018

Where: Emmaus community – via LA LUNA, 1 52020 LATERINA (AR)

When: Single turn from August 12th to August 26th, 2018

The minimum stay is 7 days, even though we sincerely suggest you to spend here 14 days.


The Emmaus community was born in Laterina in 1973 and it’s one of the oldest Emmaus communities in Italy. It is surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape, shaped by mild hills, olive trees and vineyards. Through the traditional Emmaus’ work (door-to-door collection of second-hand stuff, selection and sale) the community, that currently hosts 11 people, manages to self-fund all its activities.

In addition to the traditional Emmaus’ self-funding work, you’ll be involved in social gardening, and in the renewal and the refurbishment of the community’s house and market.

Two free days are scheduled to rest or to visit some cities or historical sites in Tuscany:

Arezzo (20km far from the community) – Siena (50km far) – Firenze (50km far) – Cortona (40km far) or Camaldoli monastery and the Sanctuary of La Verna (60 km. far)

Main activities for self-funding:

You’ll have the chance to profoundly know people and places in Tuscany during the daily work, roaming by truck to collect second-hand objects, furnitures, clothes etc. and distributing leaflet door-to-door to raise awareness about our activities.

Selecting collected stuff and disassembling what we don’t manage to sell will let you take a step forward in the knowledge of the ecological recycling..

While working in the second-hand market you’ll get in touch with the people that visit it and with a particular multicultural and social environment.

The volunteers, through the maintenance and the renewal of the area, will be the main players in the improvement of Emmaus, by giving value to the association and the community.

Meetings and events will offer you the point of view of who stands with the most disadvantaged people. Furthermore you’ll get to know wonderful artists and you’ll share it all with other people and young people of the area.