Nature Reserve Camping

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Italy: Savona


Caridi Estate in Italy offers a unique opportunity for people who want to learn a variety of skills and help the local community. The estate offers a basic and adventure-filled camping accommodation to those willing to help restore an antique vineyard using original and traditional materials, together with other activities such as wild orchid conservation, wild flower meadow restoration, fruit tree management, woodland management, and water conservation projects. Participants will receive free Italian language lessons and get the chance to immerse themselves fully into a traditional, old-fashioned Italian lifestyle.


1. Gain invaluable international volunteering experience restoring an antique vineyard in Italy.

2. Help restore a vineyard using original and traditional materials.

3. Learn about wild orchid conservation, fruit tree management, and wild flower meadow restoration.

4. Get free Italian language and culture lessons during the two-week volunteering opportunity.

Program Duration

1-2 Week


August only


* Fit and open-minded
* Have a sense of adventure and humor
* Willing to learn new and unusual skills, including practical and mental ones
* An interest in the biology of flora and fauna is an advantage, although full local training is given


  • English

Cost in US$:

0 - USD 100

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Language instruction
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Cost depends on how many hours you wish to work; min 12 - max 36 hours per week.
* Food is basic nutritious and rustic, with local ingredients.
* Accommodation is basic camping with outdoor basic facilities.
* Emphasis is on learning and working rather than comfort.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Digging
  • Eco-tourism
  • Fixing Fences
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Health
  • Historic Preservation
  • Nutrition
  • Reforestation
  • Repairs
  • Restoration
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Water
  • Wildlife Surveying

Typical Volunteer

A fit, open-minded individual, keen to learn new skills, and keen to work in practical, hands-on projects, not lazy, not seeking comfort or modern-day facilities. A typical volunteer is an adventurous go-getter, or someone who wants to become a go-getter.

Age Range

from 18 +

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 2 to 4

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

a few days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad