WWOOF Italy has always tried to give support to migrants through rural hospitality. On some occasions in the past we have asked members’ cooperation to give hospitality to some people who had the status of refugees or asylum seekers. These people were generally already present in the Italian territory waiting to find stabilization and eager to experiment or train in rural areas.
Today, as you certainly know, huge waves of refugees are arriving from the war in Ukraine.
Many of them will only be passing through the territory of our country and in search of temporary accommodation to catch their breath, reorganize their ideas and leave again towards their final destination. These are people who have relatives, friends or some connections elsewhere in Europe or the world.
People who do not have this opportunity will also arrive, those who will be completely dependent on the hospitality and welcome that our country will be able to offer.
We are therefore asking you to communicate availability to welcome people passing through who need refreshment for a few days – we believe that this concerns above all the regions closest to the eastern border – but also to communicate availability for longer-term hospitality for people who would be invited to regulate their position as WWOOF volunteers, in order to establish a constructive relationship for both parties.
In the near future it is possible that the authorities may provide economic support to those who will take charge of hosting refugees and in such a case we will not fail to inform you.
The our member’s availability will be communicated through the Regional Volunteer Service Centers’ network.
On the other hand our concern is to give necessary assistance for providing contacts and for helping in structuring agreements. We look forward to your messages at firstname.lastname@example.org or calls at 351 0810820.
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