Volunteer In France

Volunteer in France

Do you like rural France?
Need a change of scenery, a holiday with a difference, meet some new international people,
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
We need your help
This once Master Builder's House is being restored and renovated to be an auberge, or hamlet, a place of learning  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 630 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.

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The project is unique thanks to those that 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 French lessons, excursions and so much more, all from just €22 per day.
Read more about the The Benefits of Volunteering

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 the project in France. The project has been described as “a cultural exchange like no other.” The only criterion is that volunteers should possess 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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Volunteers are needed to help out with all types of work, from event planning to property maintenance, household duties to office work, article writing, Erasmus projects to marketing and from landscaping to gardening. You can read more about the different volunteering  opportunities available at: How Volunteers can Help.

The 2018 program starts 23rd April 2018 and we are open until the end of October 2018
The recommended stay is 3 weeks but you can apply for 1-6 weeks
For the application form and the process visit Volunteers application Process


La Giraudiere offers a truly unique cultural experience in the heart of rural France. 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

volunteers dining in France

This year, 2018, we are proud to offer have an additional project in our program. La Giraudiere is now an accredited receiving organsiation for the Erasmus Plus program  a program operated by the European Commission under its Life Long Learning program. Further details will appear at Erasmus Project in France

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Fees start from just €22 per day. As a volunteer, you would be expected to give 18 hours a week of your time
to work  on the project. Read more about the fees at  Volunteers Accommodation Fees

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

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The 2018 volunteers program starts 23rd April 2018 and will continue until the 28th October 2018
The reccomended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can apply from 1 - 6 weeks.

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