Volunteering in a Children’s home at Anglet – SW France

MECS Cestac

Anglet, France

Placement dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 30/08/2019 to 21/08/2020

Placement deadline

No application deadline

Project description

The Children’s home with Social Character – MECS is situated in the city of Anglet, neighbor city of Biarritz and Bayonne, on a large estate together with other social institutions. It hosts 48 children aged 6 to 18 years entrusted by children’s judges or the social welfare service for children, some are minor refugees who arrived without their parents in France. Its role is to protect the children by giving them a living environment in the form of an educational boarding school. The volunteers will join the 4 educational groups of the Children’s home and will assist the teams of educators. They will be involved in cultural and sports activities: select sites to visit or specific topics to discover, according to the age of every group, and prepare excursions with the educators and the children. They can organize activities around gastronomy, dance, music, painting, theatre, sports within the center. They will help the children with their homework and participate in short holiday trips.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The two volunteers will share a flat in Anglet with a third volunteer, having each a single room. They will be able to take lunch or dinner at the Children’s’ home from Monday to Friday and receive a monthly budget for the remaining meals. They will have a monthly bus card and a bike.

Training during the project

French language support is not provided (apart from OLS), but they have the possibility to sign up for a cheap language course run by a local association at Bayonne. The volunteers will participate in an on-arrival and a midterm training. The costs are covered.

Volunteer profile

The volunteers should be into sports or culture, interested in group activities with children and teenagers, in setting up projects and in exchanging with the youngsters. We look for dynamic and autonomous profiles around 25 years old. They must present a clean police record and need to have the driving license. Knowledge of French is important.

How to apply

Applicants can find more about this offer and our application form at https://europedirectpau.wixsite.com/esc-opportunities Only candidates who duly filled in our application form and downloaded their CV in the form will be considered.

Post on the European Youth Portal website: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/12363_en

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