Seguimos con más plazas de voluntariado europeo de verano. Se trata de la oportunidad de pasar cuatro meses en Francia durante el verano gracias a un proyecto sobre conservación en el que participarán voluntarios de varios países. ¿Quieres ser tú uno de ellos? ¡Sigue leyendo!
Period : 22nd June – 15th October 2016
The hosting organization is a non-profit making organization which develops environmental and heritage conservation projects, through different actions and publics: inclusion work, training work, voluntary work and other actions of sustainable development in rural areas.
For this voluntary project, is a non-profit making organization which develops environmental and inheritage conservation projects, through different actions and publics: inclusion work, training work, voluntary work and other actions of sustainable development in rural areas.
A group of 8 European volunteers and 2 French volunteers will be hosted. This team will take part in the enhancement of the natural and building heritage.
The volunteers will have the chance to work on tree counties ‘Sarthe’, ‘Mayenne’ (in the region of Pays de la Loire), and ‘Côtes d’Armor’ (in the region of Brittany). The volunteers will travel and spend time outside their lodging location for several week camps. That will be the opportunity to discover local culture and people.
The team of volunteers will take part to several kind of activities :
A/ Technical activities: environmental and inheritage conservation, restoration of a pond, organization of a local festival, creation of a collective garden … (others activities are being built).
The activities will be supervised by the technical leaders of the organization.
B/ Educational activities: Raising awareness on environmental issues and local heritage (with schools, local population, visitors …), link with the local actors.
Profile of participants
Being a volunteer requiresthe appropriate profile, commitment, sense of responsibility, open minded and availability for the whole duration of the project. Willing to live a collective experience.
The volunteers will have to deal with a mixed group of different nationalities and create relationships with local communities.
A first experience in volunteering would be a plus as well as knowledge in the conservation of heritage. Interest for
Interest for French language and culture.
The team of volunteers will be supervised by the professional technical leaders on all supports which involved specific skills. The volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, 35 hours a week. The volunteers will have days off between the activities.
A. Technical tasks
1. Water-mill of Cordouen, Saint Calais du Désert, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire :
Location : countryside
Dates : 3,5 weeks in June-July
Accommodation : rural campsite with electricity, showers and dry toilets
Project: Environment and local event preparation
o Restoration of a pond for the preservation of biodiversity.
o Preparation of a full day and evening event including nature walk, games tournament, horse and donkey riding, live music, cinema, etc… This event has been running for the 5 last years and is gaining popularity in this countryside! “Les Veillées de Cordouen”
2. Young workers’ hostel, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire :
Location : city center
Dates : 3 weeks in august
Accommodation : Collective rooms in a young workers’ hostel : http://www.flore-habitatjeunes.org/logement.php
Project : Creation of a collective garden
o Creation of wood planters/flowers
o Creation of garden furniture
3. Federations of municipalities “Pays de Bégard”, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany
Location : countryside
Dates : 3 weeks in September
Accommodation : Collective rooms in a collective accommodation :
Project : We don’t know yet, under construction…
B. Educational activities
o Develop relationship with local population by working on various technical supports.
o Preparation of multicultural events
o Enhancement of European voluntary experience with schools, local population, young workers etc…
o As part of the cultural exchange, volunteers will take part to the cultural programs with local community.
Accomodation, transport and food
Accommodation in “Le Mans city”, and in “Pays de Bégard”: 2/3 persons shared bedroom in ‘home for young workers and youth hostel’, all facilities, internet access…
European Voluntary service allowance: about 115 €/month
A car will be provided for work trip and also for leisure activities on weekends and holidays.
There are many things to do around, check out yourself :
For examples :
Le Mont Saint Michel → 188 km
Paris → 208 km
Saint Malo → 223 km
Caen (the Normandy Landing beaches) → 162 km
Futuroscope Poitiers → 207 km
By car : 2h45
By train : 2h30
By car : 2h15
By train : 50min
By car : 2h20
By train : 2h30
By car : 1h40
By train: 1h45
By car : 2h20
By train: 2h15
How to apply
We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Lucie Pays de la Loire France Summer 2016. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com