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Summer voluntary service

Would you like to spend the summer in a different way?

The association IniciativAngola offers you the opportunity to dedicate some of your time in summer to children and young people in Angola, Mozambique or Ethiopia.

The summer internship is done in a group or in pairs and can last one month or longer.

The volunteers prepare for this experience over a period of eight months.

What do you do as a volunteer in the mission centres?

  • Organising and accompanying leisure activities
  • Giving tuition or remedial teaching (mathematics, English, etc.)
  • Handicraft and manual work lessons in the classes
  • Organisational and supporting activities in institutions and projects
  • Simply be there for children and adolescents and spend time with them
  • See the need and help where you can.


  • Getting to know the host country, its history as well as the cultural and socio-political situation
  • Introduction to the national language
  • Getting to know the person Don Bosco and a trip to Torino  
  • Implementation of a social project or a charity event in your own environment
  • Introduction to the mission concept and volunteer work in a mission centre
  • Exploring the spiritual dimension of volunteering in a mission center
  • Medical prudential care
  • Getting to know the project in the country of deployment and program preparation
  • Collection of project material


  • Age: 18 to 30 years old
  • Flexibility, creativity, adaptability, and ability to work in a team
  • Experience in child and youth work
  • Willingness to live in a religious community
  • Openness to other cultures, habits, and ways of thinking
  • Willingness to participate in the preparations


Send your letter of motivation to and you will receive the registration form for the voluntary service. After registration, we will inform you about the next steps and arrange a personal meeting with you.

Registration deadline:

31 October each year for the following year

And today I have seen it - the mighty African power. How it rises up into the sky, how the song penetrates my ears, how the pictures seek a place in my memory. And today I have experienced it - the feeling of being part of this world. To stand in the middle of it, than just to watch.
I boarded the plane with curiosity, expectations, fear, and anxiety. I returned home with experiences, moments, pictures, conversations, answers, sharing my heart and a smile on my face.

Hannes Boschitz, volunteer in Calulo