EVS in Guebwiller (France)

One year of European Volunteering at the service to others

Project description

The Bercail cares for 60 children within measures of educational support. Aged from 0 to 18 years old, each child or young adult finds his place in one of the six units. The groups are mixed and with children of different ages, this allows brothers and sisters to be kept together in the same group. Each house is supervised by a team of three professionals who act as permanent referents and provide a warm and friendly atmosphere…
The volunteer will take part in the children’s daily lives in one of the units (getting up, going to bed, meal times, diverse activities (cooking, outings to the swimming-pool or trekking), helping out with homework), within a defined framework.

A typical day will unfold like a day spent in a hosting family, with two meal times: a break in the morning and one other in the afternoon. The evenings are off and the volunteers may spend them with the trainees in a meeting room.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be housed on the 2nd floor of a building, separately from the home for children, and thus, from the unit in which he performs his service. He will live along with other trainees. There he will get an individual equipped room, the equipped kitchen and bathroom (with washing machine) are shared. All the meals will be provided by the institution’s catering department.

Training during the project

Several seminars organized by VISA and by the French National Agency throughout the year.

Volunteer profile

Interest for the target group

Project Dates : From 01/09/2017 to 30/06/2018

How to apply

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