Language and Activity Assistant at a School in Mantua


Call for an Erasmus Plus Volunteer from the UK!

Erasmus+ Volunteering opportunity in Italy for 4 Months.

  • Description

    Call for volunteers to take part in an 4-month Erasmus+ Volunteering project at the Istituto Tecnico Economico e Tecnologico, I.T.E.T. Andrea Mantegna in Mantua, Italy

    About I.T.E.T.


    Istituto Tecnico Economico e Tecnologico, I.T.E.T. Andrea Mantegna is a school which offers two courses of study: one in the Administration, Finance and Marketing sector (related to Economics, Business and International Relations), and the other in the Technological sector (related to Chemistry, Health and Environmental Bio-technologies and Textiles, Clothing and Fashion). The school has around 700 students from diverse and differentiated socio-economic contexts. The institute is also open and inclusive to those with special needs, of which there are over 70 students. The school has over 100 staff members, including 76 permanent professors and over 40 temporary and open-ended contracted staff. The institute seeks two volunteers to join them for 4-months each (October 2019 – January 2020 and February 2020 – May 2020).

    Project details:

    Location: Mantua, Italy
    Duration: 4 months
    1 volunteer: October 2019 – January 2020
    1 volunteer: February 2020 – May 2020
    Program: European Solidarity Corps

    The main tasks of the volunteers are the following:

    • Promoting social integration and activities with young people and the local community.
    • Work with the schools’ teachers to organise activities and lead projects.
    • Offer their personal and original collaboration through activities related to the integration of diversity and human promotion and will be able to propose and support activities.
    • Play an enthusiastic, active and participatory role in the school and in the community.

    Training during the project:

    One of the main objectives of the project is to offer volunteers an experience of intercultural learning, promoting social integration and active participation in society, improving their future employability and giving them the opportunity to express solidarity with the young and give support for the local community.

    Working hours and days:

    Volunteers will be in the classroom with teachers during class hours, from Monday to Friday, to lead activities and workshops in language to deepen students’ understanding of their school subjects. Furthermore, during some afternoons, the volunteers can perform pair-to-pair activities with the students and also linguistic tandems. They can also participate in trips and outings in the region with the classes.

    Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

    Volunteers will be housed at the student residence in Mantua a few steps from the school. Each apartment is self-contained, fully furnished and equipped with kitchen, toilet, living room and bedrooms. The structure has a concierge service and, on the ground floor, a study/recreation room is available as a common area. Stay and travel expenses are covered by the Erasmus+ program.

    Volunteer Requirements:

    • Aged between 18 and 30 years old.
    • Currently residing in the United Kingdom.
    • Must have not already taken part in a long-term EVS/Erasmus+ volunteering project before.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested in applying for this Erasmus+ vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter to Alternatively, get in touch with us using the form below, or call 0131 243 2745.