Long term volunteering project in France!

Location: Hauterives, France

Project name: Volunteering in a community hosting mentally challenged adults

Hosting organization: Arche de la Vallée

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: You will be volunteering within the community of l’Arche la Vallée in the small town of Hauterives in southeast France. The community hosts adults with mental disabilities around values of solidarity, fraternity and openness. You will take part of various workshops with them like arts, gardening, games etc. You will be also able to organise activities and workshops. Be aware that the community is located in a rural area, it is beautiful but quite remote and far from urban areas. The closest big cities are Grenoble (1h drive) and Lyon (1h30 drive). A car can be borrowed to go around during free time.

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volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 30 weeks during the period of 01/02/2024 to 31/10/2024 

Deadline: no deadline

How to apply: To apply, please send by mail a personalized cover letter and a CV to both volontariat@arche-lavallee.org and mobilite@romans-international.fr with the title of mail : Volunteering 2024 Arche La Vallée

Note: Please, apply as soon as possible

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: L’Arche La Vallée is a medico-social establishment but it is above all a place where people, with and without disabilities, live together. It is the relationship between the person “helping” and the person “helped” that is at the heart of the project as a source of fulfilment for both.

Accommodation : studio appartement Week-end are free / 2 days of extra holidays are granted per month of mission

Participant Profile: You have an interest in the field of psychology, you are motivated, patient and want to learn and share.You like nature and you are ready to live surrounded by it. A small experience in the field of personal care is appreciated but not compulsory but motivation and your human abilities are very important.