We need volunteers
to come and help put together a perfect Christmas in France.
The 2016 Christmas program starts on the 14th December 2016 and
finishes on the 7/8th January 2017. You can come and volunteer for 1,2 or 3 weeks.
Christmas Holiday in France
So there is no building work or property restoration and no gardening
really want to no just getting ready for Christmas and the new year
celebrations. We need volunteers to help with the marketing of the
events, then once marketed and advertised we the volunteers will
be preparing for the events. Christmas decorating, the tree the cards.
Then we as a group plus some help from local volunteers will be
responsible for holding these events.
would not just be on
the internet no we would visit other Christmas markets and festive
our area and distribute
and other advertising materials inviting and same time making
aware of what is going on at La Giraudiere. Then we have to decorate La
Giraudiere to make it into a Christmas picture.
return for your volunteered
work and your accommodation fee, you get
3 meals a
day and lodgings, your own room
(unless you have
asked to share with a friend or partner), transfers, advice, training,
group excursion and
a Christmas to remember. Basically the same as throughout the year but
with the additional benefits that Christmas offers. You
can read more about the Volunteers
so far for Christmas
17th December 2016
Saturday the 17th December will be the
Christmas welcome party. An evening of music, christmas
carols, hot wine, mince pies and whatever else we can add to make a
festive evening. Locals will be invited to either participate or simply
come along and enjoy.
20th December 2016
La Giraudière will be hosting a Christmas sing along carols
evening. There will lots of
planning and setting up to do so as well as helping serve mince pies
and warm mulled wine to keep you and the local visitors warm on this
Market visit - Angouleme or Perigueux to be decided which ?
Carol service at Chalais - date unknown at present time
24th December 2016
Brossac village midnight mass
December - Celebrate Christmas
Day and Christmas dinner at La Giraudiere in France
Christmas day would be a full Traditional Christmas day with
crackers and a traditional Christmas dinner followed by an evening of
fun and games including pool, darts and cards accompanied by mince
creme-anglaise plus whatever we can think to add.
Invitations to those that are
alone on Christmas day would be sent and they would be encouraged to
come along and help create a Christmas day to remember. Christmas 2013 we
had over 20 people for dinner a group of all ages and up to 8
nationalities a great success for our first ever Christmas at La
Giraudiere. This year the word as spread and there could be more so
come along and help create this Christmas celebration.
Some Christmas excursions venue to be decided last year it was Perigueux and Brantom this year who knows but
you can read about last year at Last Christmas 2015 Volunteering in France
New Years Celebration in France
Very popular in France is the new years eve and new year day
celebrations. Last year we as a group set off to Bordeaux and stayed
the night in a hotel celebrating the new year in Bordeaux. Another
alternative maybe a local new years eve fete yet to be announced. We
the group will decide.
volunteers holiday project starts on or about the 14th December 2016
finishes on or about th 7/8th January 2017 and is offered to anyone
18 years of age or over. You can come for one, two or three weeks you
decide. All are needed the important thing to bring is
a willingness to enjoy, a festive spirit, muck in and help out.
Normally to stay in
south west France during the Christmas holiday with full bed and board
around 70 - 100 euros per day, maybe more, but La Giraudiere offers you
chance to stay from as little as 22 euros per day. As
a Christmas volunteer, you would be
expected to give at least 21 hours of your time each week of your stay
project but maybe more if needed but do not worry it will be full of
Read how last year went Christmas 2015 Volunteering in France