Community Days is an opportunity for anyone to contribute to social issues, even if they don’t have much time. On the two days of the event, members of the Bocconi community – students, faculty and staff, all working together – can donate a few hours of their free time to volunteering.
Taking part in Community Days doesn't require any specific training. The only requirement is a desire to be helpful with a smile and care to anyone who is in need.
There is a wide variety of opportunities available: from children to the elderly, from culture to marginalization.
LIST OF VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 COMMUNITY DAYS PROJECT
AISM- ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA SCLEROSI MULTIPLA
Via Duccio di Boninsegna 21/23
Area of activity: fundraising
Description of the association: AISM, Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla, is the only organization in Italy that deals with multiple sclerosis in a structured and comprehensive way. The association address the following issues: rights of people affected by MS, health service, promotion and funding of the research.
Association link: www.aism.it
Description of activity: Volunteers will run the fundraising stand with other AISM volunteers
The ideal volunteer: Has good interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
Note: comfortable clothes
COMITATO EMERGENZA FREDDO
Corso di Porta Vigentina 15
Area of activity: Nighttime assistance to homeless individuals
Language: ITALIAN / ENGLISH
Description of the association: Manages a temporary dormitory for homeless individuals on behalf of the city.
Description of activity: Welcome and register guests, distribute dinner and breakfast, listen, share a human connection aimed at restoring dignity.
The ideal volunteer: Punctual, empathetic, open to relationships, sensitive, able to listen and share with anyone undergoing an experience of poverty and marginalization, available to serve others
Notes: Volunteers should bring a heavy sleep bag and a small pillow, and dress warmly for the night, wearing simple and practical clothing.
COOPERATIVA SOCIALE IL BALZO ONLUS
Via Guido Rossa 2/e, ROZZANO
Area of activity: Educational project
Description of the association Personalized educational projects for children and adults with disabilities. We run two socio-educational centers in Rozzano, one for adults and the other for children, and two host communities for adults preparing for an independent life from caregivers.
Association link: http://www.ilbalzo.com/
Description of activity: Artistic Activity: we will put papers on the whole length of a table and children will draw on them. The volunteer will help the kid in the drawing’s realization. They will use materials such as pencils, paints, markers etc. During the activity, an educator will flank the volunteer.
Snack Time: At the end of the activities, kids and volunteers can have a snack all together.
The ideal volunteer: The ideal volunteer must have: a spirit of enterprise, creativity, willingness of getting involved and getting his hands dirty.
FONDAZIONE ERNESTO PELLEGRINI ONLUS
Via Gonin 52
Area of activity: solidarity dinner
Description of the association The Ruben project was born as a solidarity restaurant that operates around the issue of “new poverties”. Every night the restaurant host 200/250 people in temporary situations of emergency and social-economic fragility. We always have volunteers that help with the running of the dining area and spontaneously relate to diners.
Association link: //www.fondazionepellegrinionlus.it/ristorante-ruben/
Description of activity: We ask the volunteer to be at the disposal of diners, address them, help them if necessary, but most of all listen to them. The final goal is to promote their integration in the society.
The ideal volunteer: has good interpersonal skills, has willingness to get involved, and the capacity of being non-judgmental.
Notes: For us it would be important if volunteers was interested in starting a long term collaboration with us, not restricted just to the Community Days.
FONDAZIONE PROGETTO ARCA Onlus
Via Aldini 74
Area of activity: Sorting clothing
Language: ITALIAN / ENGLISH
Description of the association: A reception center for homeless individuals with addiction problems, with a portfolio of services for families, indigent adults, elderly who are struggling, refugees and asylum applicants. Our Objective: help each person achieve autonomy.
Association link: www.progettoarca.org
Description of activity: Progetto Arca wardrobe activities. Clothing for more than 2,000 guests welcomed in Milan, Lecco and Varese are prepared with care and in an orderly manner. Small groups will be organized to sort the donated clothing with the aim of providing a clean change of clothes every day at the centers.
The ideal volunteer: Practical with a desire to help anyone experiencing poverty and marginalization, available to serve others.
Notes: warm and comfortable attire/sportswear
NUOVA ACROPOLI LOMBARDIA
Piazza Tirana 32
Area of activity: Study assistance lab
Description of the association: Active in Italy and around the world in the areas of culture, ecology, civil protection and social issues, Progetto di Aiuto allo Studio Solidale (PASS) is dedicated to secondary school students, with the aim of providing them with assistance in their studies, fighting school drop-out rates and helping them approach the world of volunteering.
Association link: www.progettopass.it
Description of activity: An education lab for tutors volunteering in the PASS project. Practical activities and simulations are completed to get familiar with methodologies and typical situations in after-school programs and sessions to prepare teaching material to support classes.
The ideal volunteer: Tutors volunteering in the PASS project are young people who want to get involved and pass on their passion and drive for learning to children. This is why good listening and conversation skills are essential.
OPERA CARDINAL FERRARI
Via G.B. Boeri, 3
Area of activity: Assistance to the elderly / homeless individuals
Description of the association: Day center for adults and the elderly with socio-economic hardships, mostly homeless, who are offered primary care services, but also the chance to share spaces and socialization activities.
Association link: www.operacardinalferrari.it
Description of activity: After a presentation of the activity, volunteers will share some recreational activities (card games, bocce, chess or even just conversation) with the guests. At noon guests will be served lunch.
The ideal volunteer: Willingness to meet struggling adult and elderly people, who are often homeless.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Spazio Agorà, in Via Carlo Amoretti 12
Area of activity: Remodeling
Description of the association: Save the Children is an international organization that has worked to save the lives of children and help them fulfil their potential since 1919.
Association link: www.savethechildren.it
Description of activity: volunteers and children will embellish the places of the Centro Educativo Fuoriclasse and PuntoLuce through: painting of walls, reorganization of rooms and materials, cataloging library books etc
The ideal volunteer: willingness to “get your hands dirty.”, creativity, willingness to get involved
Notes: Comfortable clothing that can get dirty are recommended.
Community Days have been organized in collaboration with CIESSEVI and the student association Students for Humanity.
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