Volunteer Project in France
Recognizing Young Entrepreneurs and
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.
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
Starts 6th May 2019 through to 5th October 2019 duration 5 Months
FOOD, TRAVEL, POCKET MONEY AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
and food is at La Giraudiere and is included.
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
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.
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
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.
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-
fruit, toast, yogurt, eggs, coffee, tea and juice.
- salads, meats, cheese, pizza, pasta and quiche (but can vary).
Monday to Friday, everyone takes a turn to provide variety of the
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
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
Towels and sheets are
provided. Once a week the bed linens and toweling should
DURING THE PROJECT
main subjects of this project are entrepreneurship, how
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.
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.
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.
materials and supplies:
All work materials are
There is free Internet access for
laptops, tablets and other devices. You may also use the
receive calls from home but please keep calls to a minimum as broadband
in Brossac is not always free.
If there is something in particular
that you would like to learn during your stay and feel that we could
or train you then please ask.
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
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
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