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.
| 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
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
|washrooms 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
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
|Gardening & 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.
|Administration, 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
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.
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
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.
|Get your application to help in now