New program in 2021. Register below for your place on a team in 2022!

New Sicily Program Welcomes Volunteers

Be the Change. Be a Global Volunteer in Sicily.

Help establish a formative relationship.

We’ve taught conversational English in Italian classrooms and small groups as L’amico preferitos” (“favorite friends”) since 1995.  Now our partnership takes us to Castelvetrano, Sicily near the southwestern coast of the island, in the province of Trapani. No previous teaching experience is required. Read a report on the 2021 launch of our new program here!

Get Started in Italy

Volunteer on Italy’s largest Mediterranean island.

“On our first day at school, the teacher interrupted us in mid-lesson with a tray of espresso and biscotti (The pursuit of “dolce vita” is as much a part of the school day as spelling and science). Yet the Italian kids seem to learn just as much as American kids do in their classrooms.”

“Simple conversations are highly valued. Every day brought something new.  I believe we cooperatively made a difference in spreading goodwill from the USA.  Small steps are invaluable to peace.”

“I think that Global Volunteers has formed this idea of creating peace and justice with other countries around the world, and this idea is not only plausible but doable. Peace starts with a relationship and Global Volunteers seek to do just that: build relationships. And with the small steps we are taking to do this worldwide, the idea of peace with other countries seems closer than we think.”  

Voices of Italy: Read and Listen to Volunteers and Students in Italy