Frankrijk | Sociaal en handarbeid

Steek je handen uit de mouwen tijdens een groepsproject in Frankrijk. Dit project vindt plaats van 9 t/m 30 augustus en biedt ruimte aan 10 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Jouw werkzaamheden richten zich op sociaal.

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You will work at the “Bric a Brac” with the compagnons of Emmaus and volunteers. This will involve recycling, sorting, renovating, and selling many different objects.

You will stay in tents on the site of Emmaus Escalquens. You will have access to a bathroom and showers. You will share meals with the Emmaus compagnons.

You will interact with young locals and decide together on what to do during your free time.
Escalquens (6000 inhabitants) lies at the gates of the Laurageais area, nestled among sunflower-covered hills and small, charming houses. In this beautiful setting, you will find a bridge from 1772, a pink brick castle from 1568 and a 14th-century church. At the Cousquille crossroads, you will discover local shops and the Sunday market.
During your days off, you can reach Toulouse in less than one hour by bus. Toulouse is a beautiful, innovative, cultural and dynamic student city famous for its rich heritage.
In the surrounding area, you will also get to discover villages, castles, and wine estates, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage site, “Canal des Deux Mers.”

You will work with the Emmaus community in Escalquens, in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The secular solidarity movement of Emmaus was born in 1949 to help people in need. Under the leadership and example of Abbé Pierre, founder of the movement, the “compagnons” have been working all around the world in order to help impoverished people find security, dignity, and autonomy through work and mutual support.
They collect all kinds of objects (furniture, clothes, household appliances, etc.), which they either fix and resell or recycle. The profit from the sales is used to help people in need and continue expanding the organisations work.

This project is supported by the program European Solidarity Corps for young people between 18 and 30 years. It is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria.

The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage:
• volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project;
• volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; Concordia France will organize their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
• volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
• volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
• volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.

You need to submit a cover letter in order to apply to this workcamp!

You will live with the compagnons, who may come from difficult backgrounds; they are spending a year in the Emmaüs facilities as part of their integration process. They have often experienced professional or social difficulties related to their age, health or unstable situation.
You will share the same space as the compagnons, and therefore the same rules will apply to you. You will work mornings and afternoons (about 6-7 hours a day), help cleaning the space. Your days off will be Sunday and Monday. During the day, you will share the compagnons schedule, and you will have time to mingle with the other volunteers in the evenings. Visitors are not allowed outside working hours, and alcohol is forbidden on the premises without exception.
Consider taking work clothes and shoes (waterproof if possible, in case of rain). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a good camping mat (for sleeping in the tent); nights can be chilly and wet. Tents will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Do not hesitate to bring activities from home, such as photos, games, musical instruments, food etc.
Foreigners from the European Union must bring their personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and all participants must bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise during the program, volunteers will need to cover all costs; they will be reimbursed upon their return to their home country.

You need to submit a cover letter in order to apply to this workcamp!

European Solidarity Corps project


EMMAUS ESCALQUENS – Fighting exclusion




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar


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