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Support refugees with showers and drinking water in Rome, Italy - Volunteers needed now!

created:
9. September 2018
last edit:
9. September 2018
urgency:
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Tags: general support | Italy | drivers license | welcome anytime

We are urgently looking for volunteers to be able to continue our project that provides showers and drinking water for refugees in Rome. Join now to help us continue this important project!

If you want to support us for at least 2 - 3 weeks, we are happy to answer any questions. You can also talk to our volunteers in Rome via telephone before you decide.

Since the beginning of August 2018 we are active in Baobab Refugee Camp in Rome where we put up a mobile shower system once or twice a day and offer drinking water when needed. In cooperation with everyone living in the camp we try to think of ways to improve the hygienic conditions here.
Baobab is a parking lot squatted by currently about 250, mostly male refugees living in tents.
Ideally we will be 2 - 4 volunteers all the time. We are working together with local supporters and the a spanish organisation who provide food and offer meals to the refugees. But there are no running water or sanitary facilities.

Accomodation:

We live in the camp, side by side with international volunteers, but of course you can chose a different accommodation on your cost. Otherwise you only have to pay for your daily needs. We pay the bigger part of your travel expense, except plane tickets.

You have to provide yourself with food, next to the camp are supermarkets

What else:

You will get a practical introduction once you arrive in Rome. No technical skills are needed but a driver's license is recommended since the water tank in the car needs to be filled everyday. Experiences in social work are useful as well.




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