Volunteer Language Teacher Assistant Italy!

Do you speak a little Italiano? Are you between the ages of 20 and 30? If so, you're perfectly suited to our Volunteer Language Teacher Assistant program in Italy. 

WEP's Volunteer Language Teacher Assistant Program in Italy is available to Australian university  / tafe students and recent graduates, who are passionate about languages, travel and education. Help make learning a language FUN by bringing a piece of Down Under into an Italian classroom. Participants are placed into Italian High Schools for a term to work alongside Italian teachers for a minimum of 15-18 hours per week (5-6 days depending on the school) and share their language and culture with students studying English. 

We will arrange your placement into an Italian school, your host family, local assistance and insurance. 


  • Age: 20-30. Applicants that fall outside this bracket will be considered. 
  • University/TAFE student or recent graduate or even taking a gap year.
  • No criminal record 
  • You MUST be a native English speaker 
  • Program Fees

    3 Months: $1000


    Included: The program includes an exciting two-day orientation program in Turin, where you will meet with other volunteers participating in this program. Other inclusions cover:

  • accommodation and meals with a volunteer host family (screened by the school) 
  • airport pick-up at Milan airport for those arrivals between 11 am and 1 pm
  • transfer to Turin 
  • two-day orientation in Turin 
  • medical and public liability insurance 
  • school-based supervisor 
  • support by WEP Australia and WEP Italy
  • emergency contact in Italy 
  • Not included: flights, passport and visa fees and spending money.


    Q: Do I need a visa? 
    A: You can participate in this program on a working holiday visa, if you wish to remain in Italy after the duration of the program. Australian and New Zealand participants do not require a visa if they are only staying in Italy for the duration of the program, as they qualify for the 90-day tourist visa.

    Q: Do I need to be able to speak Italian? 
    A: No Italian language skills required, but some basic knowledge is useful

    Q: Do I need to be a qualified teacher? 

    A: No teaching experience/degree required, but it can be helpful  

    Next Steps

    Get in Touch to find out more!

    Contact WEP Volunteer Abroad now to request a free application form!