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Community Service and Volunteer opportunities

Students may earn community service hours by volunteering in and around Florence.

We have arranged volunteer work in public and non-profit institutions that benefit underprivileged and elderly communities. Students can contribute according to the time they have available and their skills.

Organizations where students have volunteered in the past:

Caritas shelters for women and children – Where activities include playing with children, helping them with homework, putting on a talent show for a local senior-citizen home or volunteering for a local environmental agency.

San Silvestro Nursing Home – Join Italian teachers by giving your time to the elderly. Try out your hard learned Italian, play games, listen to the residents’ stories, give them your smile and attention and you will gain much in return.

Caritas soup kitchen – Help serve lunch to the elderly and poor at the canteen.

Angeli del Bello – Join groups of locals and other students studying abroad in cleaning up the city, removing graffiti and in gardening clean-up efforts in some of the most beautiful parks in Florence.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have arranged volunteer work in public and non-profit institutions that benefit underprivileged and elderly communities.