Nomadelfia wants to experience work as an act of love , free and selfless; he wants to demonstrate that it is possible to live a life that has gratuitousness at its base.
For this reason, the Nomadelfs work within the community without asking for compensation in return. In no family you get paid to cook, repair a sink or take care of children: because it is free work, done for love.
In this way, an integral fraternity is lived, in which differences are eliminated.
In Nomadelfia, we are all available to do whatever work is necessary: every job is useful for life and therefore has its own dignity .
Heavy or repetitive work is done in turns, or together by the whole population. We call them "mass jobs".
Not getting paid does not mean refusing the use of money , which is an indispensable medium of exchange in the modern world, to relate to the outside world and the state, to use services and pay taxes.
As established in the Constitution, Nomadelfia is committed to supporting activities and initiatives "to material relief and spiritual elevation of humanity".
The whole life of Nomadelfia is set to principle of gratuity, about being for others.
In order to manage part of the work activities and to ensure that our work is recognized by the state, two cooperatives have been set up: the Agricultural Cooperative and the Cultural Cooperative .
The Cultural Cooperative Nomadelfia is responsible for publications and archive management.
The Agricultural Cooperative and Labor Nomadelfia deals with agricultural activities and the sale of products. The cooperative hires the people necessary to carry out agricultural activities and related maintenance and repair activities on a fixed-term and part-time basis. The cooperative pays INPS contributions and salaries to hired employees. These in turn take advantage of the social security benefits provided for employees in agriculture.
Voluntary and Free Commitment
An important part of Nomadelfia's activities is directed towards the education of children, and in particular within the family school. Among the care activities there is also the accompaniment of the elderly and people hosted in communities with the need for assistance.
In Nomadelfia there are also various laboratories and offices , which are dedicated to satisfying a part of the needs of a small population of about 300 people.
In the clothing and footwear warehouses there are items purchased wholesale or donated by individuals or companies. The other laboratories deal with the construction and maintenance of buildings , machines and appliances.
In the offices we find the people who deal with the administrative, tax and social security aspects of everyone . Then there is a historical archive and a photographic archive; an office that follows the legal aspects related to child custody; an office that manages the reception of guests.
In addition to the domestic operations, maintenance and cleaning jobs, Nomadelfi pledged:
- in 'reception of visitors interested in learning about the experience;
- in the apostolate ;
- in helping all those people who are experiencing situations of transient or permanent poverty.