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BOIT14TEEN ITALIA Vicchio – Firenze – Tuscany Region MANU/gardenig 08/07/2021 17/07/2021

Vicchio (FI)
TEENS 2021
Project: Vicchio – Firenze – Tuscany Region
Code/Dates: IBOIT14TEEN 08/7-17/7
Number of volunteers per shift: 3 IT + 4 int+ 2 leaders Age: 14-17
The project takes place in Vicchio, 35 km from Florence, where the Podere Aia Santa of the non-profit association Le
C.A.S.E. has been located since 2007. It is run by a number of volunteer families who have chosen to live in a
community way and with sober lifestyles, without being owners of the structures. The association brings together 5
experiences of family homes and two experimental centres.
Aia Santa is one of these centres and since autumn 2008 it has been hosting migrants leaving family homes or asylum
The adults in the families have jobs outside the communities and contribute with their voluntary work to the
renovation of the buildings, agricultural management and reception activities.
In addition to the accommodation, the 16 hectares of land are used for organic farming and for training and
experimentation on socially responsible and environmentally sustainable lifestyles.
Especially during the summer, the farm offers hospitality to scout and volunteer groups and organises work camps.
The Aia Santa farm has a website: www.aiasanta.org and a facebook page: aiasanta.
We are asking for the collaboration of IBO for the maintenance of the house and the arrangement of outdoor spaces.
Volunteers will carry out a variety of tasks including the following:
gardening, cutting and arranging wood, maintaining fences and fences, arranging animal sheds, arranging vineyards,
arranging common areas, general cleaning, overhauling fixtures and furniture, painting, building work (flooring),
restoring furniture. Work days could be organised at other Le C.A.S.E. structures.
There will also be workshops on the preparation of pizza and typical Tuscan dishes, meetings on the theme of
migration, ethical finance and solidarity economy.
There will also be moments of entertainment with football and volleyball matches, dances and an evening viewing of
films in the open air.
 At the community in rooms equipped with beds and mattresses.
 Volunteers will be asked to help with cleaning and cooking shifts.
 The lifestyle will be simple with possible communal outings in the city or countryside.
EXTRA FEE: 120 €
Itinerary by train:
The most convenient station is Borgo San Lorenzo (6 km from the house). You can get there from Firenze or Firenze
Campo di Marte (via Vaglia), from Pontassieve (coming from the south), or from Faenza (coming from Bologna or
Rimini). Timetables on www.trenitalia.com.