Echanges – REV
Dates and duration: The volunteer is expected to spend 1 month at the host organisation. The dates are flexible and will be defined upon agreement between the volunteer and the host.
The project: Solidarités Jeunesses is an organisation that works for non-formal education. It runs a number of small community centres in rural environments and organises short and long-term international workcamps, social integration projects, training programmes and actions for international solidarity. Founded in 1974 by a small group of locals, le Réseau d’Entraide Volontaire has become regional delegation of Solidarités Jeunesses in 1979.
Role and tasks of the volunteers:
Volunteers will get to know and take an active part in the projects of our association: animation of one afternoon per week for kids from primary school, workshops with youngsters from the village, activities with older people from the seniors’ residence, English conversation workshops with locals, hosting groups… depending on the different partnerships and their own proposals. They will also participate in the renovation and maintenance of the organization’s house and do some gardening (we have chicken and cultivate some vegetables and want to make the garden a real meeting point for us and the villagers). During their stay, volunteers could also be involved in a long term work camp and help to restore local patrimony or preserve environment in a community of the area. The different projects, works and tasks of collective life (kitchen teams, cleaning…) will take about 30 h per week.