EVS in Aix-en-Provence (France)

Engaged with Volunteering / ALPA

Project description

ALPA is a social and solidarity association that has been committed since 1989 to the right to housing. This organization manages a social residence which accommodates about thirty residents; most of them have a rather chaotic path in terms of access to housing. ALPA is helping them to rebuild themselves and build a personal project. In this residence people can find listening, reception and accompaniment.
The volunteers will integrate the social residence; they will have the opportunity to be in direct contact with the people who are hosted on a daily basis.
They will be involved in the implementation of cultural and artistic activities for the residents (especially with a theater) but also of environmental activities (in the shared garden of ALPA with the collaboration of a social center). Volunteers will be in charge to animate these activities for the residents.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers (1 from Portugal, 1 from Poland) will be hosted in the social residence in a private flat that they wil share. They will have a private room, and a full furnished livingroom, kitchen, bathroom that they will share together.
They will receive from ALPA money for food, pocket money and local transports.

Training during the project

The volunteers will participate to the 2 seminars organised by the french national agency during the first month after their arrival and after 6 months as mid term seminar.
The coordinating organisation Hors Pistes will also organize some trainings in Marseille with regional EVS coordinated.

Volunteer profile

The volunteer needs to be between 18 and 30 years old. He/She doesn’t need to have a diploma to apply to the EVS but we would like someone who is:
– Motivated by the mission
– Open minded and able to communicate with other people
– Being at ease at leading workshops (of course helped with the tutor)
– Sensitive to the discovery of other cultures
– Who wants to develop and animate cultural and environmental activities.

Project Dates : From 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

How to apply

Send a CV and a motivation letter to : join@infoeurope.eu