Volunteer In France

Volunteers Articles

La Giraudiere opened its doors in 2007 to volunteers and since then over 500 persons from around the globe have volunteered and helped out with the project. Here, you will find links to the volunteers' articles some of which written by accomplished novelists. 

Jordan from the USA recounts her volunteering voyage as a first time lone traveler, not just in France but first time in Europe. Read about Jordan's experience of volunteering in the South West France's countryside

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"Volunteering Abroad" is an article written by Reuben Lachmansingh
Reuben Lachmansingh, a published author from Canada. As a volunteer in France, He came with a unique personal experience, having participated in the International Cultural Exchange Programme (ICEP) started by the late Robert Tesdell (1919-2001) from his New York city office. read Reuben's article and more about him at

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"Volunteers' Holiday" is an article written by Darrell J Rohling
Volunteer writer Darrell or Dr DJ Rohling wrote an article about his stay at La Giraudiere
 titled Volunteers Working Holiday. He also is accomplished author with many publications in the USA
 To read is article titled a volunteers Holiday visit -

Doctor Rohlings volunteers working holiday

"Unique French Experience" is an joint effort article started by Kelly Kean from the USA and finished by  Merise Riddell from Australia. This articles tries to explain that while some projects claim to provide an opportunity to become
 immersed in the country's language  and culture, most lack the unique global and  French experience
 that La Giraudière provides.

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"Take Time Out to Volunteer" is an article written by Caroline O'brien after her 6 weeks
volunteering in France. Carry writes about  time in academia but is happy to admit that from time to time the pressure got to her, things became intense and life got a little more difficult. Read her article you may well have been there yourself 
Take Time out to Volunteer

Time out volunteering by Caroline O'brien

The 2019 volunteers program starts 1st May 2019 and will continue until the 30th September 2019
 The recommended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can apply from 1 - 6 weeks.

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