Volunteering / Intercultural Exchange

Would you like to participate as a volunteer at Universo/ ESOP?

We have a lot of different activities going on and we would be very happy to welcome YOU as a volunteer to enrich any of our projects or events that you would like to contribute to!

Even if you have own ideas for new activities/ workshops etc. that you would like to offer – just let us know, we´d be happy to welcome you and your ideas in our project !

If you want to know more about the structure of Universo and ESOP, about how it works and what exactly we are doing, please have a look on the website of Universo and ESOP (www.esopformigrants.org).

You can use the registration form below and we will very soon get in contact with you 🙂

Registration: https://form.jotformeu.com/72602697701357

Activities in Universo/ESOP that you can participate in:

General activities of Universo and ESOP

At Universo and ESOP we are doing many different activities: language classes in Italian and German are offered, courses about the legal framework for immigrants in Italy, Germany and the EU, City Tours in Bologna, an Intercultural Exchange Forum twice a month on Friday afternoon and intercultural events from time to time are forming part of our programme. You are welcome to participate in any of these activities!

Language Exchange

For everyone who is interested in improving language skills or learning a new language and in exchange sharing his/her own native language! For example many of our participants speak French, Arabic, Bambara or Wolof (and a lot of them want to learn German!). The language exchange is a free offer, you and your language exchange/tandem partner can decide individually how often, when and where you meet! At the same time, you can of course participate in Universo activities together to get to know each other better.

Offering own workshops

There is always the possibility of offering your own workshops at Universo/ESOP! If you have an ideas or a talent for something that you would like to teach to others, feel free to share your ideas with us and let´s see how we can organise a new workshop! The best would be if you could offer workshops that last at least three months and preferably on a weekly base. For example: dancing, theatre, singing, doing handicraft, …

Individual assistance at the office of Universo

At Universo (Porta Galliera, Piazza XX Settembre 7) we offer individual assistance and help to people coming by to write their CV to apply for jobs, with language difficulties and help with working with the computer. At least basic knowledge of Italian would be helpful for this.

Information desk at Universo

To make appointments for writing CVs and simply be present at our office we are always happy for any help of people who would like to work at our information desk. It would be good for this task if you speak Italian, English and French.

Music Lab Universo

The Music Lab at Universo is a free space and studio that is open for everyone interested in realising and recording own ideas/ songs/ music and jam together!

Fiato Dance

Every Thursday evening at 7pm there is a dance workshop organised by our former participants taking place at Universo in Porta Galliera, Piazza XX Settembre 7. Everyone is invited to come and dance with us 🙂 It is all about having fun, so even if you are not a great dancer feel free to join!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Registration form:






You would like to contribute as a volunteer to the implementation of ESOP?
Take a look at the internship announcements and the description of the program units to get an idea of the different possible actions fields and write us an email in which you shortly present yourself and let us know in which part of ESOP and for how many time you want to get involved- the longer the better!
Feel free to attach your CV so that we get a clearer idea of your previous experiences.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!