Who we are
Volontariato Torino (Vol.To) is the Volunteer Support Centre of Turin. Vol.To is an umbrella non-profit
organization with 160 member organisations and a network of more than 1300 voluntary associations.
Vol.To serves as Service Centre for Associations according to the national regulations for volunteering and
Vision and Mission
Our vision is a future in which the distinctive features of volunteering – free and self-giving, reciprocity and
trust, passion and spirit of initiative, responsibility and care for each other – will be a guide for individual and
Our mission is to qualify and support volunteers in order to enable them to seize opportunities and take
individual paths of development. For this purpose we develop projects to increase the interest in volunteering
as well as build tailor-made learning paths on the needs of volunteers.
Vol.To works to provide free services (such as training, consultancy, planning assistance) to assist the
voluntary associations in the Metropolitan City of Turin.
Vol.To is also a member of CSVnet, the Italian National Coordination of Service Centres.
Since 2016, Vol.To is also the official Eurodesk Centre of Turin. Eurodesk is one of the most comprehensive
and most accessible network – which consists of more than 1.100 local points in 36 European Countries –
providing free information for the youth about international mobility opportunities connected with learning,
training, volunteering and working and also a first source of free counselling and help for the organisations
and the informal groups in order they can approach the European project planning.
Thanks to its key position within the volunteering network in Turin and in Italy, Vol.To aims at generating
new opportunities for the territory. One of Vol.To’s aims is to always find new ways to cooperate with Public
Authorities and enhance the tireless work carried out by volunteers and associations at the local level, also
through the use of new technologies. Our organization has been participating in large-scale projects whose
goal is the application of blockchain technology to the third sector, to provide associations with an additional
tool in order to report their activities with greater efficiency and traceability and in order to gain reputation.
The use of evidence-based pathways as well as of data imputed by citizens for an improvement of
intervention policies in emergency situations corresponds to the tasks in the proposal, since ordinary people
volunteer more frequently and know more about the territories, the local realities and their populations.
Furthermore, thanks to its own Civil Protection group, made up of associations very active in the rescue and
also equipped with highly technological intervention tools, Vol.To is at the forefront of emergency