Volunteer In France

Erasmus Volunteer Project in France

 Recognizing Young Entrepreneurs and teaching Entrepreneurship 

It will be entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial skills that will create the jobs of the future and help reduce unemployment. It is for this reason that the second part of the YERRF project is to widen the awareness of Entrepreneurship, commercially and socially, as both a career option and also as a subject which should be taught in education.
Following part 1 of the project which finished in November 2017 we saw in place the website for the YERRF project, and now we are looking to advance to the next step of constructing workshops on the subject of entrepreneurship learning and teaching. So we need volunteers to help us in the production of educational materials, videos, games and guides on the subject of entrepreneurship which will aim to encourage entrepreneurial education.

Starts 6th May 2019 through to 5th October 2019 duration 5 Months

Accommodation and food is at La Giraudiere and is included.
You will have your own bedroom in one of the apartments at La Giraudiere, unless you indicate that you wished
 to share with a friend or your partner. Every effort is made to ensure that the accommodation is separate so that males and
females are in different apartments. Each apartment has a shower and wash room independent from the other apartments.
 The apartments are clean, bright, comfortable and well equipped.

Volunteers have to arrive at Chalais gare, or station, where they will be met. Brossac is 10 k from Chalais and Chalais is on the Angouleme to Bordeaux rail line.  Travel costs to and from the project are covered in the project funds, candidates will also receive a weekly pocket money ( 6€ per Day)  allowance, Weekends to do as you please transfers to and from Chalais included.

Weekends are yours to explore the region of South West France. Weekly trips to Chalais for trains etc are arranged. Bicycles are provided for visiting the village of Brossac or it's lake and surrounding countryside. Group excursions are arranged every two weeks.

More information regarding the train connection, the village and the location of the project will be supplied to those who complete the application form and arrive at the next stage of the selection process.

Food & Meals:
All food and meals are included for all the days that you are at La Giraudiere, These consist of-
Breakfast: Cereals, fruit, toast, yogurt, eggs, coffee, tea and juice.
Lunch: Alfresco - salads, meats, cheese, pizza, pasta and quiche (but can vary).
Dinner: Monday to Friday, everyone takes a turn to provide variety of the evening meal.-  but don't worry, it's always a joint effort
 with plenty of help being provided! The weekends are yours to do as you wish.  Some volunteers may take off for the weekend,
or some may sample the local cuisine in nearby restaurants.

 At La Giraudiere the weekend, Saturday & Sunday, is time to do your own thing as regards meals and food. Always
there is something in the larder and fridges at the house.

Linens & Towels:

Towels and sheets are provided. Once a week the bed linens and toweling should be changed.

The main subjects of this project are entrepreneurship, how to spot an entrepreneur, how to teach entrepreneurship but successful candidates would also be informally learning about marketing, business start-up's, finance, banking, accounting, social media, website creation and marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, project management. You would also be living with an international group and learning about each others cultures. English and or French language lessons are provided.

Volunteers should be able to speak either English or French as either main or as a second language, You should be available for at least 3 months of the mobility. The target group for this project is; those interested in the topic of entrepreneurship, social or commercial; those who maybe thinking of starting their own business or project; those who have an interest in marketing, website creation, finance or banking. Foreign languages ie French and English will be used on this project.

French, or English Lessons:
Normally, every Friday morning French lessons are provided by our French and English speaking qualified teachers. Normally these lessons are with the whole group and may encompass either something that you are working
 on in the project or conversational skills needed to communicate with the local people - all levels are catered for.

Work materials and supplies:
All work materials are provided.

Internet and phone reception:
There is free Internet access for laptops, tablets and other devices. You may also use the
 telephone to receive calls from home but please keep calls to a minimum as broadband in Brossac is not always free.

Advice and training:
 If there is something in particular that you would like to learn during your stay and feel that we could advise
 or train you then please ask.

Volunteers' Certificate:
At the end of your stay you will receive a Europass certificate plus La Giraudiere volunteers' certificate and a reference letter of
participation - essential for your CV or Resumé.

You can apply for a place by completing the application form at

Apply for EVS at La Giraudiere

Sending organisation and partners
can find us upon the Otlas partner finder a part of the SALTO Youth website.

This project requires 5 partners who are interested in the subject of entrepreneurship from 5 different program countries. Partners should be prepared to take an active part in this project and would be expected to contribute throughout the life cycle and with it's final dissemination.

The main activities of this project will be researching the subject of entrepreneurship, preparing learning and teaching materials in the form of games, videos and guides and organizing two seminars.

All materials will be published in paper form and included in the education section on the YERRF Project Website. Partners will benefit from this project and will have access to the published learning materials.

Participants will learn about entrepreneurship and it importance in society; In creating and publishing the materials they will also informally learn about researching, marketing, blogging, using social media for projects, project management, website creation, fundamentals of SEO and experience a real cultural exchange in rural south west France.

Potential partners can read more on the Salto Youth website at
Finding Partners for Recognizing Young Entrepreneurs and teaching Entrepreneurship 2019

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