Discover all the ways to help us building a sustainable future


People are our strength. 

Mani Tese have more than 5,000 volunteers that work individually or through 18 groups, 6 local associations and 4 cooperatives.  

Volunteers organize activities and events to raise awareness about sustainability and justice issues, promote flea markets, take part in our work camps, carry out Christmas fundraising campaign “Much more than a gift” to support our international cooperation projects. 

Everyone can become a volunteer for Mani Tese and contribute to spread our values through awareness and fundraising to support our projects by offering their time or skills. 

What are you waiting for? Become the change you want to see in the world.

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Head of awareness-raising and promoting Volunteering


I am Domenica Mazza, I met Mani Tese due to a work camp, more than 10 years ago. It was love at first sight and in short time from camp-volunteer I became a camp organizer, from volunteer I became volunteer organizer. I should say, I reached out and Mani Tese changed my life.  What did I do before? A degree in sociology, the civil service, various works in defence of human rights, the coordination of a project […]


This Christmas we want you!   “Much more than a gift!” is the Mani Tese awareness and fundraising campaign carried out in partnership with laFeltrinelli. From 1st to 24th December we package gifts from customers to support our development projects in the south of the world. Join us and the more than 4000 volunteers who […]

Universal civil service

Civil service with Mani Tese Available locations: Milano, Bulciago (LC), Gorgonzola (MI), Padova, Treviso, Finale Emilia (MO) and Faenza (RA) DO CIVIL SERVICE WITH MANI TESE! CHANGE THE PRESENT AND REWRITE THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET. The volunteers doing Civil Service are citizens who choose for a year to increase their education and professionalism, while giving lend […]

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Organize an event for Mani Tese

Are you in a band, do you own a restaurant, do you run a club, are you in a sports association or do you have a bookstore? Organize an event for Mani Tese: a concert, an extraordinary menu, a solidarity aperitif, an event in the name of solidarity. Choose a project to adopt and contact us to receive support and all information materials. Add a solidarity dimension to your job and your interests, committing yourself to the achievement of our Association’s goals.



Give us your art

Are music, theatre, dance, painting, photography or web design your passions? Help us by donating your art! You can support Mani Tese through a concert, a theatre performance, a show, an exhibition, proposing you as a reporter during our events or helping us create flyers for our activities. Contact us to evaluate ideas and projects together.


Give us your professionalism

Are you a journalist? Help us spread our mission and our campaigns on media.

Are you an advertiser? Help us searching free spaces in which we can promote our association.

Do you know foreign languages? Help us to translate texts in four different languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Make your language skills become a tool to bind the world together!

Are you an accountant or a notary? Propose to donate 5X1000 to Mani Tese.


Become a personal fundraiser

Collect funds with us by engaging family, friends and colleagues. Choose a project to fund, we will decide together an achievable goal and support you with information materials.


Business volunteering

Make your company supportive! Learn more about the different ways and contact us for more information.

Discover their stories


My name is Federica Granata, I am twenty-two years old and I started volunteering with Mani Tese about six years ago, on the advice of one of my high school teachers. I liked, and still like, the idea of being able to do something concrete in the social field, and Mani Tese gave me the […]



My name is Alessandro Raponi. The first time I collaborated as a volunteer with Mani Tese was in December 2011 and I was sixteen. In a few months I will be twenty-two and I can say, with the distance in time, that at that moment of my life I just needed to feel useful and […]



Hello! My name is Gabriele Pineider, I was born and raised in Florence, I met Mani Tese when I was 17 thanks to friends of my parents who were part of the local volunteer group. In the summer of 2008 I took part in my first work camp, in Finale Emilia, and from there I […]



My name is Barbara Testoni and I am a Mani Tese volunteer. This year I will turn 50: when I was a little girl I dreamed of being a missionary in Africa, a dream that did not come true, life leads us to make different choices, a demanding job, family, children… 9 years ago reading […]



My name is Emilio Valentini, I am from Rome and have been part of the Mani Tese group in my city for about twenty years. I met the Association, like many of us volunteers, thanks to a summer camp, the one in Gorgonzola, when I was little more than a boy; from that moment on […]

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