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La Giraudiere is an ongoing project that has many different objectives for 2017.
On this page you can view these different projects and also see how you a volunteer could contribute.
Read how volunteers can help by volunteering in France at La Giraudiere

Our volunteers' program is flexible and we try to involve you in something you would either like to do or learn. You can spend your whole stay on one project or take on different tasks the decision is yours! Whatever the task, La Giraudiere is a great place to come volunteer, you can learn new skills and maybe contribute to the education of the other volunteers or interns. Whatever your leaning it is sure that there is something for you at La Giraudiere...,
Event planning and Setting up

La Giraudiere and its volunteers have always been available to the local village associations whenever needed. In the past we have helped set up the celebrations for Bastille Day (July 14th), the annual cross country run and the spring village fair. In addition to village events, this year 2017, La Giraudiere, via its association will be organizing its own events. These events are open to the community and the goal is to raise funds for our association and bring La Giraudiere to the public’s attention.
volunteering stone work Property Maintenance and DIY or Bricolage

The main construction goal for La Giraudiere in 2017 continues to be the professional kitchen and the group dining area situated on the ground floor of the main house. Lots of work as allready been carried out here and we have allready made use of when holding events.

On completion there will be a professional kitchen with its auxiliary rooms such as a pantry, washing up room and food preparation room. There will also be a communal / dining room which eventually will be a common room for the volunteers / Interns and the school trips. There are plans for a reception area which will also . be used as a bar area when holding social and communial events.  We will also  provide Toilet and 
newzealander-volunteeringwashrooms which are  handicap friendly

Not forgeting the ongoing property maintenence of what has been finished,  Four apartments with 11 bedrooms, 3 lounges and 4 bathrooms are finished and need constant maintenance.

A variety of work is available including: Plumbing - Plastering - Painting - Flooring - Electrical - Fitting of cupboards and shelving - Fitting of doors - restoring stone work and more.
volunteer gardening workGardening & Landscapping

We have a 2.500 square metres of park of which a small amount is garden. The parc is an ongoing project and each year a little more is done as regards planting trees and putting in path ways but more is planned to make the parc attractive and fonctional.

The garden area needs constent attention in order that we do not loose what has been done.
american_volunteer-officeworkAdministration, Marketing and Accounting

The day to day running of La Giraudiere’s enquiry and volunteer placements
Marketing and blogging:-
La Giraudiere has a large following who like to know what is happening
Maintenance of the website content which is an ongoing project with its articles and photos
Twitter and other social media sites which need to be updated.
Maybe a job for you?
If working with computers or in an office/business setting is something you are interested in or willing to explore then there is a place for you!
volunteer-house_keeperHousehold Management

One of the most appreciated volunteers is the household manager or manageress. He or she is responsible for the household management of La Giraudiere which includes:

•    The laying of breakfast and preparation of lunch
•    Maintaining the cleanliness of food and cooking areas
•    Tiding up common areas and linen cupboard
•    Daily trips for the bread
•    The weekly shopping

Evening meals are a shared responsibility and each volunteer takes their turn. This way we can ensure a variety of worldwide cuisine.
Teaching and training La GiraudiereEducation
La Giraudiere is a place of learning, a place which offers cultural exchange like no other, a place where interns from around the world can come and learn French or English or maybe they look for something that will give their CV or Resume that little bit exra which is needed today.
So maybe you could help here with lesson planning, marketing to Universities around the globe telling them what is on offer here in France. Tell them about the teachers that we have and the training we provide. We need some training modules for House management, Facility management, marketing, social media and more so think you can help have some ideas them come along and help.
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The 2017 program starts 29th April 2017 and we are open until the 8th November 2017
Christmas program dates are still to be announced

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