Volunteer In France

Volunteer in France

 Need a change of scenery, Do you like rural France? a holiday with a difference, some time out pheraps, meet some new people from around the world, like to learn or improve your French, or English? Learn some new skills or maybe pass on those you have. All is possible at La Giraudiere when you volunteer in France
volunteers visitsaint palais charente maritime
We need your help in France This once Masters House is being transformed, maintained, restored and renovated to be an auberge, or hamlet, a place of learning a place of uniqueness and exchange cultural  where people from all walks of life can experience and learn about France, improve their French, or English, and immerse themselves in the rural French way of life. Although the project is unfinished, we have already accommodated over 690 volunteers and interns from around the globe. University, academy and school groups have also made use of the La Giraudiere project and it's programs.

volunteer group in Brossac

"Unique Project"

The project is unique thanks to those that volunteer, or have volunteered before you. You can now benefit from their help and spend some time in France without breaking the bank.  In exchange for your 18 hours of volunteering per week  you will get to experience France like never before. You will get accommodation, 3 meals a day, weekly group language lessons, excursions and so much more, all from just €25 per day. You can read more about the The Benefits of Volunteering

Cultural Exchange

“A cultural exchange like no other.”
La Giraudiere is open to all. People of all different backgrounds, ages and nationalities are invited to apply. You will have the opportunity to live together, learn about each others’ lifestyles and exchange your knowledge, experience and skills whilst helping with this project in France. The project has been described as “a cultural exchange like no other.” The only criterion is that volunteers should possess is a willingness to help and get involved. So from students to retired people, skilled or unskilled, all are needed. You can come and bring new life to our project, contribute your experience and  help others! 
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"Jobs for All volunteers"

Volunteers are needed to help out with all types of work, from the day to day runnning of the household to event planning, from property maintenance to office work., Maybe you prefer article writing, social media or are you a blogger at heart. Then there is the garden or rather the park which needs some green fingers. You can read more about the different volunteering  opportunities available at: How Volunteers can Help.

 American and Australian volunteers

  2019 Volunteers Program
The 2019 program starts 1st May 2019 and we are open until the end of September 2019
The recommended stay is 3 weeks but you can apply for 1-6 weeks and we are taking bookings now
For the application form and the process visit Volunteers application Process

Volunteers Reviews, Articles and Testimonials
Read reviews and Volunteers Articles written by previous volunteers about their experiences. Discover what Carrie, a volunteer from the UK thought about taking time out volunteering or maybe what Darrell Rohling, a Doctor from the USA wrote about his volunteer working holiday. Hundreds of volunteers have passed through the doors of La Giraudiere, with many sending reviews, articles, letters and cards of thanks.

You can read more at Volunteers Testimonials

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Volunteer's Questions & Answers
If you have any questions check out our Q & A page first at Questions and Answers

La Giraudiere forms a Franco Chine alliance
China Franco Alliance
We are putting in place a Chinese version of our Website to promote our alliance and encourage our Chinese Volunteers

Erasmus+ Accredited
La Giraudiere is an accredited receiving organisation for the Erasmus Plus program  a program operated by the European Commission under its Life Long Learning program. for further detail of what is planned for 2019 for our Erasmus volunteers and how you could help visit  Erasmus Project in France

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Read about the application process &
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Apply to Volunteer now

The 2019 volunteers programs starts 1st May 2019 and will continue until the 30th September 2019
 The recommended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can apply from 1 - 6 weeks.

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