WHAT WE OFFER?
-Food during the days of the festival
-An official t-shirt
-A tote bag full of surprises
-An amazing cinema-lover monkeys experience in the south of Italy
-If you have a car and want to be a runner, we will pay for the gas you will be using during the festival.
*Housing in Amantea during summer can get very expensive. We decided to sponsor the 50% of the housing cost for each volunteer.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO:
-Speaks good English or basic Italian
-Want to learn and develop their interests and teach their own talent
-Treat others in a respectful and supportive manner
-Want to build a community
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
In the morning you are going to hand out flyers at the beach to entice people to come to the festival. It is a very important way to approach people, make them know about the festival and try to get them to come. We know that in those days there will be many tourists, so the more people know the festival, the more people will be able to reach us. After you have done this, you will be free to stay at the beach or do what you like. Lunch is always organized, so you can go home.
We will put you in a team from one of our many areas. Usually, the work begins at 18 but, since there are so many things to do, you may be required to start earlier. In any case from the beginning of the work, we should all be in La Grotta until the end of the activities. Also, the dinner will be organized, so that we can eat before the screenings start.
WHERE ARE YOU STAYING?
For €150 (€10 per night if you decide to come from August 1st), you will stay in a rented house sharing room with other volunteers. The fridge will be already filled by Guarimba with everything you may need. In this house is not allowed to have parties nor invite people who are not from the staff. We build a community where we have to collaborate together cooking, cleaning and respecting the spaces.
WHERE IS LA GUARIMBA?
La Guarimba is in Amantea, a small town facing the Tyrrhenian Sea with its roots in fishing, agriculture and commerce. Unfortunately, there aren’t many cultural opportunities offered to the local population who are also dealing with constant economic hardship. This is a tourist location that really needs a flux from outside its small reality. Amantea is full of contradictions between its beauties and horrors, with rich Southern Italian flavours from the sea and from the land, caught between antiquity and modernity and although it is a small town, it has three closed down cinemas that used to be the social hubs for the entire province and for the visitors flocking here from the rest of Italy.
Amantea houses about 300 refugees and asylum seekers, mostly from Subsaharan Africa, and we involved them every year in workshops and in the community of the festival.
Volunteers are an essential part of the festival. They are coming here to work hard and have a very beautiful experience knowing people from all over the world and building a community with them. They are not coming to party but they have fun, they are not on vacation but they manage to go to the beach.