Runs volunteer workcamps at historic sites in Provence, France (plus a few in Morocco and Lebanon).
Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
Short-Term Volunteer Projects in France
Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
Centre International d’Antibes (CIA)
Work exchange program offered by French language school on the French Riviera. Volunteers with the right to work in Europe do au pair work in exchange for board and lodging and/or French tuition.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cia-france.com/work-exchange/index.htm
La Giraudiere: Work and Stay in Southwest France Helping With a Learning Project
La Giraudiere's volunteer program provides a comfortable, affordable place for a diverse group of people from all over the world to meet and to work towards a common goal together. La Giraudiere is an old French residence which the owner, Pau, aims to turn into a place for primary school children to come and immerse themselves in the true French culture. Don't miss this chance to exchange and to learn new skills across different fields of work, from Internet optimization to plastering!
Contact: email@example.com, www.lagiraudiere.com
La Sabranenque Restoration Projects
Volunteers needed to help preserve and restore monuments in France, especially Provence. T
Contact: Rue de la Tour de l’Oume, 30290 Saint Victor la Coste, France; 011-33-466-50-05-05. U.S. inquiries to Jacqueline Simon, 124 Bondcroft Dr., Buffalo, NY 14226; 716-836-8698; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sabranenque.com.
Ministry of Culture, Sous-Direction de l’Archéologie
Government department that deals with archaeological digs. Every May they publish a list of summer excavations throughout France that accept volunteers; searchable by region on website.
Contact: 4 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France; 011-33-1-40-15-77-81; chantiers-de-fouilles. DAPA@culture.gouv.fr; www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/fouilles/index.html.
Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments throughout France. Projects charge €5-8 a day, plus €36 membership plus insurance.
Contact: 1 rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris, France; 011-33-1-42-71-96-55; www.rempart.com.
Service Civil International Workcamps SCI US
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including France. The $250 application fee covers lodging, meals, and minimal health insurance. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci-ivs.org for an application.
UNAREC (Etudes et Chantiers)
Hundreds of international volunteers for short-term conservation projects and longer-term professional training, accepted via partner agencies. Fee includes accommodations and insurance for 2- to 3-week workcamps.
Contact: Délégué International, 3 rue des Petits Gras, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France; 011-33-4-73-31-98-04; email@example.com; www.unarec.org.
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including France! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Volunteer work on farms throughout France which requires a certain amount of phsycial fitness and a small membership fee.