ARTCOM: Live a unique volunteering experience in Africa!

7 November 2018 | Get involved, Youth

Are you looking for a unique volunteering experience to discover new cultures? Would you like to develop new skills and competencies in non-formal education?

We are looking for two volunteers, living in Italy, to take part in an international volunteering experience of 5 months inside the ARTCOM project. It’s possible to send your application for the following countries: in Kenya with Neema Community Based Organization, located in Nairobi, and in Malawi with CEGI – Centre for Girls and Interactions, in Mzuzu.

Volunteers will be involved in the following socio-educational activities:

  • Workshops with non-formal methodologies in several realities in Nairobi and Mzuzu;
  • Awareness- raising and social inclusion actions for children, adults and young people;
  • Creation of contents/activities/laboratories on important topics as HIV, social inclusion of youngsters, intercultural, interreligious and intergenerational dialogue, etc.

How to get involved?

Send your CV and motivational letter by 25th November 2018, explaining why you are interesting to make an international volunteering experience of 5 months in Kenya or in Malawi. Email address: (Silvia Fazio).

Volunteer’s profile:

  • 18 – 30 years old;
  • Living in Italy;
  • Good level of English;
  • Flexible and open to new culture and intercultural environments;
  • Strong motivation and interesting to take pat on an international volunteering experience.

Documents in Kenya: it’s required a valid passport with at least six months of availability before the VISA request. It’s mandatory to have a flight’s return ticket. (more info:

Documents in Malawi: it’s required a valid passport with at least two pages free. (More

Information on European Voluntary Service


  1. Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Mzuzu city, Malawi

Period: 5 months

When: February – June 2019

Accommodation and transports: volunteer will be hosted by a local family with free access to the kitchen. All local public transports in Nairobi will be guarantee to volunteer during working days.

Pocket money & food money: volunteer will receive each month a pocket and food money to cover food and extra expenses.

Travel: ARTCOM project cover all travel costs until 820 euro. VISA and permit of stay expenses will be covered until 150 euro

What is EVS?

EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer program funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organization or in a public body in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months.

Do you want to know more?

About the project

ARTCOM – ART supporting COMmunities through innovative tools for youth work is financed by the European programme Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Capacity building in the field of youth.

The project aims to develop new educational approaches for youth workers, promoting the social inclusion of marginalized young people from Europe and Africa through art therapy. There will be created innovative tools to boost learning, to stimulate the communication and interaction, to reduce the social isolation of young people, helping them to be better integrated in the society.


The project will be developed during two years of works in collaboration with 6 organizations from Africa and Europe such as:

For further information

Read more about the project.

Contact Silvia Fazio,

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