European Voluntary Service in France – Let’s live Europe in a French rural area!

Location: Fyé, France
Project dates: 01/09/2017 – 30/06/2018
Duration: 10 months
Applicants: 1 young person aged between 18-30 from all program countries
Application deadline: 30/04/2017
Hosting institution: Maison Familiale Rurale

Project description
You are from EU country, have a driving license and speak a bit French ?
Help to develop the cultural openness of young people and participate in their learning of citizenship and tolerance. Support their curiosity on intercultural aspects and encourage them to discover Europe! Become a volunteer in the training center for teenagers and young people in the lovely town of Fyé.
This EVS project will involve 6 European Voluntary Service volunteers from 6 different European countries. Each one of them will volunteer in one of the 6 local training centers for teenagers from the area of Sarthe, France. The volunteer will work full time with the team of the MFR from Monday to Friday, all in all 35 hours/a week (transport & French lessons included).

The main missions for the volunteer will be:
1.European cultural openness
2.Educational and pedagogical mission
3.Joint project with the 6 volunteers in 6 training centers

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain amount allocated by the European Commission. Accommodation and food are provided by the host organization. The volunteer will live in Le Mans, with other 5 volunteers taking part in this project. They will share flats in a collective residence for young workers (2 volunteers/flat).
To reach Fyé, the volunteer will have to take the train from Le Mans to La Hutte (37 mins). Then, (s)he will use the car of the MFR to reach the training center (3 kilometers). Accommodation and transportation fees are under the responsibility of the host organization. The volunteer will also receive money to cover fodd expenses and extra pocket money monthly. French lessons and insurance will be provided.

The requirements for this international volunteer position are:
– as the MFR is located on rural area, the volunteer should have a driving license and be ready to drive every working-days to reach the training center (up to 1 hour for a one-way trip: train + car).
– should be motivated, ready to work in a team,
– flexible, creative, open-minded, pro-active, dynamic, communicative,
– interested in working with teenagers and young people,
– previous experiences in teaching and/or youth leisure activities are welcome,
– Abilities for music, sports, handcrafts, dances, arts, and multimedia would also be a plus.

To apply for this European Voluntary Service project, please send an email to [email protected] until 30th April 2017 which contains your CV and a covering letter.


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