Recommended opportunities for service

 

Recommended opportunities for service

 

Our Center has established contact with and secured interest in student service from the following local associations. We have verified that they welcome emerging leaders to get involved with their volunteer projects. If you are interested in doing your service hours with one of them, please write an email to the contact person indicated, stating that you are following the Leadership Program at the Polo. Please keep us informed of your progress.

 

- ABLP (Associazione dei Burkinabè di Lecco e provincia)

Topics: Immigration - Charity

The association was founded in the early 2000's by Burkinabe people living in Lecco, who wanted to give support to their fellow citizens as well as to raise awareness of their culture in the city that "adopted" them. The members' final aim is to help both those still living in Burkina Faso and those trying to reunite with their families by moving to Italy, especially to Lecco. Students may help either donating clothes and items to be sent to Burkina Faso or with their computer skills, helping them in their activities or events.

Responsible person: Ismaeil Guengane

Contacts: ablp.lecco@gmail.com

Website: facebook.com/ablp.lecco

 

- ANTEAS (Associazione Nazionale Tutte le Età Attive per la Solidarietà)

Topics: Elderly - Disabled

ANTEAS was founded in Lecco in 1998, thanks to three volunteers and a car, which was donated on that occasion by a local company; the association now counts almost 2000 volunteers and more than 5500 members. The ultimate goal of ANTEAS is to offer the elderly and vulnerable patients care and solidarity. Their activities range from driving the elderly and the disabled to health or socio-sanitary facilities, to supporting those people who need assistance in their everyday lives. Our students may also contribute with their computer skills to update their web page and files.

Basic level of Italian necessary.

Responsible person: Emilia Spreafico

Contacts: lecco@anteaslombardia.org

Website: anteaslombardia.org/lecco

 

- AVO (Associazione Volontari Ospedalieri)

Topics: Elderly - Health care

AVO is made up of volunteers that choose to devote part of their spare time to supporting the elderly or hospitalized patients. The ultimate goal is to offer patients and their families listening, understanding and support, cooperating with healthcare professionals with due regard for their specific role and knowledge. The association itself prepares and trains volunteers through specific training courses, and it is currently active in two different locations in Lecco: Ospedale Manzoni and Istituti Riuniti Airoldi e Muzzi.

High level of Italian necessary. Training by association needed.

Responsible person: Elena Molteni - Giancarla Villa

Contacts: info@avolecco.it

Website: www.avolecco.it

 

- AVS (Associazione Veronica Sacchi)

Topics: Elderly - Health care

AVS was founded in 2001 to support young people in having positive volunteering experiences in order to help them be healthy carriers of good cheer, active citizenship, and to become key players in their own future. The association's main activity is the clown therapy: using comedy for therapeutic purposes, with the ultimate goal of giving relief to sick, vulnerable or disadvantaged people. "Red-nosed volunteers" operate in any environments where the clown-doctor position can be of physical, psychological or emotional relief: in hospitals, centers for disabled people, nursing homes, jails, …

Training by association needed.

Responsible person: Gianpaolo Garufi

Contacts: info@veronicasacchi.it

Website: www.veronicasacchi.it

 

- BIBLIO HOSPITALIS

Topics: Health care

The ultimate goal of the association is to promote cultural and recreational activities to be held in Ospedale Manzoni (Lecco), entertaining patients while hospitalized. Some of BIBLIO HOSPITALIS main activities are presenting and illustrating books, authors, literary genres in order to give relief to patients, by trying to keep their mind off health concerns and worries. Volunteers make themselves available to read aloud to patients that are unable to do so independently.

High level of Italian necessary.

Training by association needed.

Responsible person: Vittoria Castagna

Contacts: bibliodegenti@asst-lecco.it

Website: facebook.com/bibliohospitalis

 

- CARITAS LECCO

Topics: Charity

Fondazione Caritas Ambrosiana was founded in 1963 as part of the Diocese of Milan, missions and charity section (Settore per la Missione e la Carità). The aim is to encourage and support charity in the community, in the form of providing shelter and feeding the destitute, with the ultimate goal of facilitating human development, social justice and peace. Students may help either in their local facilities or with their computer skills or donating clothes and items of first necessity.

Basic level of Italian necessary.

Responsible person: Martina Locatelli - Angela Missaglia

Contacts: lecco@caritasambrosiana.it

Website: www.caritasambrosiana.it

 

- LES CULTURES

Topics: Human rights

Les Cultures Laboratory of International Culture is a non-partisan and non-profit association, founded in Lecco in 1993 by nine members from seven different countries. The association believes in a world free from prejudice, poverty and discrimination, which rejects war and economical or social injustice, and ready to welcome all cultures and promote the development of an open and inclusive society. The aim is to turn political or cultural barriers into points of contact, exchange and communication. Therefore, the focus is on topics such as integration, human rights, cooperation for development and cultural promotion, pursuing the ultimate goal of social cohesion. Their main activity is the "IMMAGIMONDO Festival", which takes place in autumn.

Responsible person: Giorgio Radaelli - Anna Anghileri

Contacts: informazioni@lescultures.it

Website: www.lescultures.it