The volunteers at La Giraudiere benefit enourmously for their 18 hours
volunteered work and the accommodation fee
Read how volunteers benefit
from volunteering in France at La Giraudiere
- Linen & Towelling
- Transfers & Transportation
- French lessons
- Weekly market trips
- Community activities
- Advice & Training
- Participation certificate
and Transfers: All arrival and departure transportation
to and from Chalais station, as well as trips to Chalais are included.
You will have your own bedroom in one of the apartments
at La Giraudiere, unless you indicated that you wished to share. 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
Towelling: Once a week the bed linens are changed. Towels and
sheets are provided.
All meals are
included for the days that you are at La
These consist of-
Cereals, fruit, toast, yoghurt, coffee, tea and juice.
Alfresco- salads, meats, cheese, pizza, pasta and quiche (but can vary).
Monday to Friday Everyone takes a turn to provide variety.- During a 3
you may have to cook 2 or 3 times, but don't worry it's always a joint
effort with plenty of help being provided! The weekends are do as you
please as some volunteers may take off for the weekend or some may try
the local restaurants.
Excursions: Once every 3 weeks a group excursion is arranged and
provided, therefore during your stay you will benefit from at least one
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are your days off
and ideal for exploring the region! Transfers to and from Chalais
train station are included. Remember to budget for those weekends
Every Friday morning French lessons are provided by our
local French and english speaking teacher. 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 locals- All levels are catered for.
and supplies: All work materials are provided.
phone reception: There is free internet access for
laptops, tablets and other devices. You may also use the telephone to
call home but please keep calls to a minimum as broadband in Brossac is
not always free.
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.
Certificate: At the end of your stay you will receive a
volunteers' certificate and a reference letter of participation-
essential for your CV or Resume.
Trip: Every Monday morning there is a traditional French
market at Chalais, transport to and from the market is included.
Please note- for the Christmas program we may not have French teachers
available due to it being a holiday period but if this is the case
additional excursions will be planned. Meals will also differ and some
of the weekly events will not be available but again these will be
replaced by outings.
The 2017 program starts 29th April 2017 and we are open until the 8th
The 2016/2017 Christmas Program 14th December 2016 to 4th January 2017
Fees start from just €22 per day. Read more about the fees at Volunteers