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Frankrijk | Natuur

Frankrijk | Natuur

Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger tijdens een tienerproject in Frankrijk. Dit project vindt plaats van 31 juli t/m 14 augustus en biedt ruimte aan 12 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 15 t/m 17 jaar. Je gaat werkzaamheden uitvoeren gericht op natuur.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 200.

*** French version at the end of the description ***

Valserine is a high-quality river which is labelled as “Wild River” by the French authorities. The river flows from the slopes of the Jura to the Rhone. In the heart of the Pays de Gex, come and discover it by participating in an environmental project as part of an international workcamp.

The association Louis Marchand is a year-round holiday centre for groups, especially pupils, with the occasion of their thematic visits during winter and summer. The centre has a direct access to the Valserine River, which is flowing below the cottage. On a line of about 500 meters, the volunteers are invited to participate in shoreline maintenance with the carrying out of pruning and bush-clearing work. You will also be able to create small wooden structures in order to make the space more accessible and educational. The association also has the ambition to create a high-altitude garden. You will be invited to reflect on the structure by making proposals.
This workcamp doesn’t require any specific skills. If you are concerned about the protection of the environment and in water management, this project is for you!

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You will be accommodated under non gender mixed tents, in close proximity to the cabin Louis Marchand, situated right in the middle of Lelex. You will have access to toilets and showers inside the building as well as a hall which can be used as accommodation in case of rain and as space for the daily group activities. All the meals will be prepared by the kitchen team that manages the site. The meals will be shared with the other youth groups who can be hosted at the same time in the place. It is important to precise if you have dietary particularities (allergies, intolerances).

Locatie en vrije tijd

Lelex (around 220 inhabitants) is a touristic village in the station of Monts Jura, in the middle of the Valseriene valley, at the bottom of the Cret de la Neige and around 23 km far from Switzerland. The commune is a starting point for the trips through the Jura Mountains. The commune obtained in 2012, the touristic accreditation of “Green Resort”. Plenty of outdoors free time activities are available. Hiking is the best way to discover the natural spaces, between the river and the forest. At your arrival, you will participate at the “fête du Dahu” which liven up the streets of Lelex with colourful disguised parades.
The big cities near to Lelex are Geneva (18 km), Besancon and Lyon (around 100 km).


Pour les volontaires français sur ce chantier en France (to our national participants in France) :
Pour les français s'inscrivant sur notre site, les frais de participation additionnel (200 €) indiqués dans cette description sont directement intégrés aux frais d'inscription "ADOS en France" de 460 €. En effet, ceux-ci comprennent à la fois les frais d'inscription de 260 € et les frais de participation de 200 €.

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Special requirements and remarks:
Open to German and Italian volunteers only. This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France, Germany and Italy may be eligible for reimbursement of their travel costs upon the presentation of original tickets.

Bring with you working gloves, clothes, and shoes you are not afraid of getting dirty. Although the accommodation can be indoor in case of rain, remember to bring with you a warm blanket. Hiking shoes are useful for discovering the region. Think also about bringing solar protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen cream) and a swimming suit. The free time activities will be programmed with your camp leaders according to your wishes. If you want to share a little bit of your culture (recipes, folk stories, and interesting objects) don’t hesitate to take with you a little bit of your country in your backpack!


LELEX – Recharge your batteries on the banks of the Valserine River




Soort werk





Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


15 t/m 17 jaar



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