Do you want to contribute personally to the protection, welcome and integration of unaccompanied foreign minors and young refugees in your city? There are plenty of opportunities!
There are various options open to you, according to the amount of time and resources you want to make available. You will always be accompanied and supported by Vesta staff, composed of social workers, educators, legal consultants, psychologists and anthropologists with decades of experience in welcoming asylum seekers and those entitled to international protection. Choose the most suitable project for you and apply!
Choose your project:
- If you are over 25 you can declare your willingness to assume the legal tutelage of a foreign minor only in the Italian national territory. Click here for more information on becoming a volunteer mentor.
- You can devote a few hours of your free time to organising cultural, leisure and recreational activi-ties with younger children, to support them in their integration. Click here for more information on family support.
- You can take a young refugee from the Vesta Project as a guest in your home, accompanying him or her on the path to independence. Click here for more information on family hospitality.
- You can offer yourself for the fostering of unaccompanied foreign minors to assure the youngest children who have arrived in Italy without adult references the chance to grow up in an environment that meets their educational and emotional needs. Click here for more information on foster care.
- You can take part in support projects for young foreigners in their path of reception and in-tegration in Italy. Click here for more information on volunteer work.
If you want more information on how to participate or you have other questions to help select the most suitable project for you, contact our staff by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for training
If you are interested, apply and you will be contacted by the Vesta staff.
After an initial session by telephone, you can decide to enrol in the training process to choose which programme best meets your resources and capacity.
We are not looking for heroes, nor professionals, but citizens and families who want to adopt a path of empathy and hospitality.
During the training, in addition to the hospitality projects aimed at citizens and families, we will al-so discuss migration routes, international protection and tutelage, the reception system and the net-work of local social and health services. We will explore the legal, cultural, psychological and an-thropological aspects to learn more about the children we will meet during the process of reception and integration.
The staff will help participants in the training course imagine themselves as welcoming citizens and families, and will illustrate the supervisory and support tools available to the candidates, along with the counselling services and psychological support for the young people in the programme.