Work, Study, Travel and Living Abroad on TwitterGoogle+  
  Work Abroad Volunteer Work Abroad Volunteer in Europe Volunteer in France

Flag of FranceVolunteer in France

Map of France

Featured Articles on Volunteer Work in France
Work as Volunteer in France and Learn to Restore a French Village with La Sabranenque
Volunteer Workcamps in France with Volunteers For Peace
Volunteer Vacations Working on a Farm in Europe with Association Dynamo, Ferme Cravirola

Volunteer teaching in France Volunteer in France with Geovisions Tutor English To A Family In France
Volunteer 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board in France! Weekends are normally free to experience the culture by traveling around France. Volunteers are placed all over France. This is a great program for people who want to experience life in France and the French culture in-depth. The program has a focus on cultural exchange and host families are not only excited to learn English but also love to share the characteristics of their country, culture and cuisine.

Year ‘round
Cost: Please see website for prices.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, Ct 06437 PH: 203-453-5838 toll free 1-877-949-9998.

Live With and Teach English to a Family in France
This volunteer program is a great opportunity to experience French lifestyle and improve your linguistic skills at a low cost.
You live with a host family and in exchange for your own room and meals, you share your English language skills for around 15 hours a week. This program has a focus on cultural exchange, it is designed for those of you wishing to experience French culture in depth. Placements are usually in Southern France, however, positions are available in Paris and other areas in France.
Seniors welcome!
Volunteer in France with Aliore Dates: 1 to 3 months placements, available all year round. Only 1 month placement in July and August.
From 390 Euros.
Contact: ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops, 23 rue Jean Giono 34080 Montpellier, France.
00 33 951 79 79 72.
Website: (Language & Lifestyle programme)

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.


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.


La Giraudiere
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!


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;,

Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments, including castles, throughout France. 3,000 volunteers participate yearly, of which 25% are from abroad. Projects charges vary, so see website for details.

Contact: 1 rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris, France; 011-33-1-42-71-96-55;

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. 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: 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;;

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 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!


WWOOF France
Volunteer work on farms throughout France which requires a certain amount of phsycial fitness and a small membership fee.


Volunteer in France with Aliore
  About Us   Submit an Article   ©Transitions Abroad 1995-2015
  Contact Us   Student Travel Writing Contest   Privacy
  Archives   Narrative Travel Writing Contest   Terms of Service
  Advertise   Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing Contest  
  Add Programs    
Join Our Email List