OBJECTIVE: Team of European volunteers for natural and cultural heritage
PERIOD: End June till Beginning August 2015 (to be specified)
PLACE: Saint Calais du Désert, Mayenne, Pays de La Loire – France
Etudes et Chantiers is a non-profit making organization which develops environmental and heritage conservation projects, through different actions and publics: inclusion work, training work, voluntary work and other actions of sustainable development in rural areas. A group of 6 European volunteers and 4 French volunteers will be hosted. This team will take part in the enhancement of the natural and building heritage.
The overall objective is to galvanize the town of “Saint Calais du Désert” and to create social links between volunteers and inhabitants.
The team of volunteers will take part to several kind of activities :
A/ Implementation of a local festival : board games, donkeys riding, cinema, sketch, folkball, batucada, refreshment area, barbecue…
B/ Heritage actions: Discovery of local natural heritage. Maintenance of hiking paths made by others teams of volunteers in the past 6 years during international workcamps.
The team: 4 French volunteers and 6 European volunteers
Being a volunteer requires the appropriate profile, commitment, sense of responsibility, open minded and availability for the whole duration of the project. Willing to live a collective experience. The volunteers will have to deal with a mixed group of different nationalities and create relationships with local communities.
A first experience in volunteering would be a plus as well as knowledge in the conservation of heritage. Interestfor Interest for French language and culture.
The team of volunteers will be supervised by the professional technical leaders on all supports which involved specific skills. The volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, 35 hours a week. The volunteers will have days off between the activities.
A. Implementation of a local festival
6th occasion of « Veillée de Cordouen », local festival on Cordouen watermill parvis. Site clearance, set up the stage, installation of toilets blocks, decoration, communication, welcome of public and artists, tidying… and of course participation to the party !
B. Heritage actions
Promotion of local natural inheritage of « Moulin de Cordouen », with introduction of mowing, cutting the grass etc…
In tents, near Moulin de Cordouen, Saint Calais du Désert, Mayenne ~ 3.5 weeks
2/3 persons shared bedroom in ‘home for young workers and youth hostel’, all facilities, internet access… , Le Mans, Sarthe, ~ 1 week
European Voluntary service allowance: about 115 €/month
A car will be provided for work trip and also for leisure activities on weekends and holidays.
There are many things to do around :
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “EVS Francia Pays de La Loire ”