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CONCF-248 FRANCIA GRENOBLE SOCI 27/07/2018 17/08/2018

GRENOBLE – Fight against precarity | CONCF-248 | 2018-07-27 - 2018-08-17 | SOCI | Age: 18 - 99


During the summer, many associations are looking for volunteers to pursue their all-over-the-year actions in order to help disadvantaged people… Solidarity is never on holiday! During the summer months associations are looking for backup for their actions. In Grenoble, even though the associative network is very important, many organisations are closing their doors because of a lack of human resources. A collective of associations that acts in favour of the most vulnerable people has decided to take action by welcoming a group of volunteers, in order to support the local initiatives and continue with the field work. Come and help us to reinforce the challenge of solidarity by meeting and joining committed people!

Work: Together with 6 associations of Grenoble, you will participate in different activities: organising collections of food products, distribution to families with low incomes and animations in favour of social meeting and awareness... all your actions will be in fact the solution to the need noticed and expressed by the local associations, in order to enable the improvement of the daily life of disadvantaged people. You will be closely accompanied by volunteers of the organisations, who will introduce you to the context of their interventions and the local problems. If you are interested in the local social actions, this workcamp is made just for you!

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated in one of the partner associations. All facilities (toilets, showers, kitchen) will be at your disposal there, as well as the space for collective life. You will mainly use bikes to move around the city for your missions. You will prepare the meals in shifts using the products bought nearby. We will encourage the purchase of local products.

Location: GRENOBLE

Location and Leisure: Grenoble is the largest city of the Alps. It is also the third most populated municipality of the region Auvergne­Rhône­Alpes (680 000 inhabitants between Grenoble and its agglomeration). It is surrounded by mountains (Vercors, Chartreuse, Belledonne...) and benefits from the proximity of many other agglomerations (Lyon, Valence, Chambéry...). The city has many touristic assets and leisure infrastructures. A few kilometres away from the city centre, you'll have the chance to easily reach natural spaces.

Train/Bus station: Train station of Grenoble.

Requirements: You will realise actions in direct contact with the public of the associations. You will have to follow the recommendations of the volunteers that will enable you to establish a trustful relationship with the people you will be helping. In order to do that, you must be able to handle French basics. During the summer, it is often very hot in Grenoble. However, if you go on a trip in the mountains the difference of temperature may be important. Consider bringing some warm clothes and hiking shoes with you. The common life activities will be programmed together with our animators and according to your suggestions! If you would like to share a bit of your culture (cooking recipes, traditional stories, special objects) do not hesitate to bring a piece of your country in your backpack! Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 0

Meeting point: Train station of Grenoble. Closest airport: Lyon or Geneva or Paris.