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 (14th
July), the annual cross country run and the spring Village Fair. In
addition to village events, this year La Giraudiere, via its
association, will be organizing its own events. These are open
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 at this time is the
installation of the professional kitchen and the group dining area
situated on the ground floor of the
main house. Lots of work has allready been carried out here and we have made use of this space 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 when
holding social and communial events. We will also provide
toilet and washrooms will be accessible to people with redeuced
Not forgeting the ongoing property maintenence of the finished
areas, 4 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 - Restoration of stone work and
|Gardening & Landscapping
We have a 2,500 square metres of park of which a small amount is
garden. The park is an ongoing project and each year a little more is
done as regards planting trees and putting in pathways but more is
planned to make the park attractive and functional.
The garden area needs constant attention so that we do not lose 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 that likes 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.
Could any of these be 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. S/he is responsible for the household management of La Giraudiere which includes:
• Laying the table for breakfast and preparation of lunch
• Maintaining the hygiene of food and cooking areas
• Tiding up common areas and linen cupboards
• Daily trips to buy fresh bread
• The weekly shopping
Evening meals are a shared responsibility and each volunteer takes
their turn to cook. This way we can ensure a variety of international 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 perhaps acquire that special
something to give their CV or Resumé that bit exra so important
So you could help with lesson planning, marketing to universities around the globe telling them what is on offer here in
France, tell them about the teachers we have and the training we
provide. We need some training modules for house management, facility
management, marketing, social media and more so if you have good ideas then come along and help.
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