Expired – Urgent: We Are Searching for 1 ESC Volunteer in Italy in a Butterfly House for Environmental Education Activities

Our friend Farfalle nella Testa is looking for 1 volunteer . The volunteer will be involved in the management of the Butterfly House and in the environmental education activities for 10 months.


If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@foryoubg.org ASAP.

Please write in the Object of the email to which position you are applying to. 


Tasks of the volunteers

  • Support during guided tours, educational workshops and events organized especially during the summer season (hikes, theme days etc.);
  • Participation in the conception, planning and realization of such events ;
  • Creation and realization of activities, events or workshops : after an initial phase of adaptation, the volunteers will be encouraged and supported to enrich the Butterfly House with their ideas and experiences;
  • Assistance to the staff during the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Butterfly House: management and maintenance of tropical greenhouses and more in general of the museum structure;
  • Shooting and editing video, taking and editing photos, as well as publishing them on social media; following the media campaign on Facebook and Instagram;
  • Help during the breeding and care of insects and other invertebrates and vertebrates;
  • Assistance to the staff for the care of plants and outdoor gardening activities;
  • Participation in staff meetings and specific meetings on various aspects.
  • The planning of these activities and the assignment of specific tasks will always be closely connected with the preparation and the interests of the volunteers so that everyone can find space for their own ideas and their own spirit of initiative.


Volunteers’ profiles: 

The volunteers need to be aged between 18 and 30 and be residents in an EU country. The ideal volunteers are ready and motivated to interact with local people and live a deep cultural experience. The ideal candidate should have the following qualities :

  • is a nature and animals lover
  • has a willingness to work in a group and in contact with the public, especially with children
  • is willing to do manual work and get their hands dirty
  • is ready and interested in spending a prolonged period of time in a small town located in a valley between the Carnic Pre-Alps and the Julian Alps
  • is a curious person, who asks questions and is capable of making constructive criticism and self-criticism.

Additional valued skills:

  • scientific background and previous experiences in the field of environmental education and/or gardening, horticulture, and agriculture.
  • artistic skills in particular in the theatrical/acting field
  • video-making and/or photography skills
  • experience in the organization of public, tourist, and recreational events.


Practical Arrangements:

The European Solidarity Corps programme provides financial support during the mobility of the youngsters abroad. Here is what is included for every volunteer during their service in this project:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Cigna Insurances included 
  • Pocket money: 5 € per day
  • Travel budget: Reimbursement


Deadline: 26th April 2021 ! Remember;): If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@foryoubg.org

Please write in the Object of the email to which position you are applying to.