Volunteer in France
Do you like rural France?
Need a change of scenery, a holiday with a difference, meet some new
like to learn or improve your French or English? Learn some new skills
pass on those you have.
possible at La Giraudiere when you volunteer in France
We need your
This once Master Builder's House is being restored and renovated to be
auberge, or hamlet, a place of learning where people from all
life can experience and learn about France, improve their French, or English, and
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.
The project is unique thanks to those that have volunteered before 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.
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
to live together, learn about each others’ lifestyles and exchange your
knowledge, experience and skills whilst helping with the project in
The project has been described as “a cultural exchange like no other.”
The only criterion is that volunteers should possess a willingness to
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!
are needed to help out with all types of work, from event
planning to property maintenance, household duties to office work,
writing, Erasmus projects to marketing and from landscaping to
gardening. You can read
more about the different volunteering opportunities available
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
This year, 2018, we offer have an additional project in our program. La
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
Fees start from just €22 per day. As a volunteer, you would
expected to give 18 hours a week of your time
to work on the project.
Read more about the fees at Volunteers
If you have any questions check out our Q & A page at Questions and Answers