Civilian service at the University of Bologna

Discover the projects and submit your application by 9 March.

If you are between 18 and 29 years old, a European citizen, or non-European citizen with a valid permit to reside in Italy, and are interested in joining the voluntary Universal Civilian Service, you can do so at one of the campuses of the University of Bologna.

Why the civilian service?

To take advantage of an important and often unique personal growth opportunity, add a qualifying experience to your CV and dedicate your time to solidarity and the good of others.


At the University! In 2022 the University offers you the opportunity to choose from a number of projects to be carried out on different campuses. There are 2 projects in Bologna, 1 project in Forlì, 1 project in Rimini and 1 project in Ravenna.

For how long?

The voluntary civilian service lasts 12 months: a total of 1,145 hours per year, minimum 25 mandatory hours per week, including 20 days of paid leave. In addition to the important work experience, which you will be able to add to your CV, you will accrue a number of training hours offered by Arci Servizio Civile and the University of Bologna.

What are volunteers offered?

Volunteers are paid €444.30 per month and, depending on the project, may obtain credits for certain Degree Programmes.

Who qualifies?

Anyone who is between the age of 18 and 28 and a EU citizen, or a non-EU citizen with a valid permit to reside in Italy, has not already joined the civilian service as a volunteer and meets the other requirements listed in the call for applications

You can choose one of the projects offered by the University and submit your application using the DOL (Application On Line) platform, accessible from PCs, tablets and smartphones.

To access the application submission services on the DOL platform, you must be recognised by the system using a SPID or other specific credentials. 

  1. Italian citizens resident in Italy or abroad can access the platform only with a SPID, the Public Digital Identity System. Information on SPID, the services it offers and how to request it can be found on the website of the Agency for Digital Italy. For the Civilian Service On-Line application, you will need SPID credentials with security level 2.

  2. European Union citizens and non-EU citizens with a valid permit to reside in Italy who cannot acquire a SPID may access the DOL platform services with specific credentials provided by the Department; access to this procedure can be found on the platform home page.

A guide on how to fill in and submit applications on the DOL platform can be found on the website of the Department for Youth Policies, and

Applications can be submitted only following the online procedure described above by 14:00 h on 9 March 2022. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be accepted by the system.

We recommend reading the call for applications carefully as it describes the requirements, procedures and documents required and how to submit applications.

Candidates can submit only one application for one project at one location and, after the deadline, will have to attend a selection interview. The service is expected to start in April or May 2021.

How and which projects can I choose from?

Below you will find an overview of the new projects offered by the Multicampus University. You will find a detailed information sheet, with all the information on how to fill in and submit your application, attached to the call for applications.

  • BE SMART 3.0: volunteers for the University’s cultural heritage – 34 places
    The University Museum System (SMA) is a department at the University of Bologna responsible for the classification, protection and enhancement of the University of Bologna’s assets of historical, artistic and scientific interest. The volunteers’ activities include helping to maintain the collections open to the public, developing educational activities for children, updating and making the contents usable on the web, collecting and processing data relating to users, guaranteeing assistance to different types of users during visits to the collections, also on weekends and public holidays. - Bologna   

  • Psychological support service for young students and residents – 4 places
    The project aims to promote the Psychological support service (S.A.P.) of the Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna, offering customised and individual psychological support to university students and young people suffering from psychological distress or behavioural disorders, who due to their condition struggle to cope successfully with their studies and enjoy their young age in a serene and well-balanced manner.- Bologna

  • Research, write, communicate: the University for the community - 13 places
    A rich project aiming to facilitate participation in the University’s cultural and educational activities, making it easier for students to use the places and spaces, extending the activities focusing on the social inclusion, integration and inclusion in the local communities for students, disseminating knowledge of the training, research and careers guidance activities of the University. - Ravenna

  • University: study, live, work - 10 places
    The Rimini Campus helps university students to integrate. Actions will include: guidance, listening, support and monitoring initiatives for first year students, as well as national and international students at the Campus; strengthening relations between the Campus and secondary schools; organising work orientation events; providing communication services. - Rimini

Where do I get more info?

For further information, please refer to the Arci Servizio Civile office.

Note information requests must be sent to the Arci Servizio Civile branch relevant to the chosen project.

Published on: 17 December 2021