Your Sicily Service Program
The first fourteen volunteers helped launch our Sicily Program in November 2021 by teaching conversational English at five secondary schools in Castelvetrano. The team reported the students’ thirst for knowledge and desire to improve their English-speaking abilities highlighted each day, and ensured an engaging teaching experience. At the same time, our community partners assert that English is essential for students to learn now, particularly to prepare them for job opportunities in this region where unemployment rates are high.
Volunteers experience daily life in this striving, colorful city of aristocratic origin; working with teachers and students enables you to discover its culture from the “inside.” Sharing a 10-minute walk or car ride to teaching assignments with faculty and community members becomes an opportunity to hear Italian, “the love language,” weave in and out of English conversations. And volunteers say there’s loads of love expressed on those walks and in car rides; sometimes enriched by an espresso on the way home.