Runs volunteer workcamps at historic sites in Provence, France (plus a few in Morocco and Lebanon).
ALIORE Worldwide Workshops
Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in South of France
Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South of France while experiencing the French lifestyle. You live with a host family and in exchange for accommodation and meals, you give a hand for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum 30).
This volunteering opportunity is open to anyone, individuals, couples, families, group of friends…
The green project aims to provide a tourism that respects the environment through activities such as donkey trekking, hiking, etc.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aliore.org
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.
Work and Stay in Southwest France Helping With a Learning Project
The 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 villages and monuments in beautiful locations in France, primarily in Provence near Avignon. Work in an international and peaceful communal environment helping to restore and maintain one of the most beautiful villages in a country overflowing with beautiful villages.
Contact: Rue de la Tour de l’Oume, 30290 Saint Victor la Coste, France; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sabranenque.com.
Volunteers are need to help restore and care for ancient monuments, including
castles, throughout France. 3,000 volunteers participate yearly,
of which 25% are from abroad. Projects are led by expert local technicians and charges vary, so see
the website for details.
Contact: 1 rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris, France; 011-33-1-42-71-96-55; www.rempart.com.
SCI (Service Civil International)
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. For all overseas camps the fee is US$235. Workcamps include shared accommodations, group self-cooked meals and basic health/accident insurance, without additional cost, unless otherwise noted in the camp description. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci.ngo 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 90 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 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060; firstname.lastname@example.org, vfp.org
Volunteer work on farms throughout France which requires a certain amount of phsycial fitness and a small membership fee.