Call for Volunteers: "Let's make young people aware about Europe and interculturalism"


Project description

One volunteer in The House of Europe in Mayenne: The volunteer will be invited to take part in the associative life, to discover the diverse activities, the small team and our partners. He/she will work with the 4 permanent employees of our organization as well as the members of the Board who participate in the preparation of the activities of the association. He/she will not only live at the Residence for young workers Habitat Jeunes but she/he will also work in one of their residences there as a volunteer from Monday to Tuesday and from Wednesday to Friday in the House of Europe.

One volunteer in Habitat Jeunes Laval: The volunteer will have the possibility to participate in sport and cultural activities proposed by Habitat Jeunes and also animate with the animation team. The animation team is made of 6 members, 2 per residence. The volunteer could work 2 days a week from 10:00 to 18:00 and three days from 15.30 to 22:30. He/she could prepare, do some research and the animation. 

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

We preferred to choose an accommodation in a home for young workers (Habitat Jeunes) to facilitate the volunteers’ social integration. They will have their own room but they will share an apartment. They will be surrounded by (French and foreign) young people and will have the possibility to participate in sport and cultural activities proposed by Habitat Jeunes. In counterpart, the volunteers will be asked to respect the rules of the home: respecting schedules for meals (the volunteers can eat at the residence or cook themselves), avoiding making noise after 22:00, etc.

Training during the project

Throughout their EVS, the volunteers will benefit from French lessons (2-4 hours a week if they want) given at La Croix Rouge. Thanks to these lessons, the volunteers can acquire a good level of French, which will certainly be an asset for their careers.

Volunteer profile

Volunteer‘s profile for the project at the House of Europe: Motivation and interest in the European Union, Experience in the field of youth animation, Good knowledge of German (if possible), Interest/ value of such a project for the young person’s own project(s) and career

Volunteer’s profile for the project at Habitat Jeunes: Interest in animation, Team work, Open-minded and curious, Good communication skills in English (at least), Good ICT skills (internet, social networks…), A first experience in animation would be great.

How to apply

If you are interested, send us your application (cover letter + CV) before April, 3rd 2017 at the following address: and please, indicate for which volunteering you are applying for (House of Europe or Habitat Jeunes).


 Maison de l'Europe en Mayenne

 Habitat Jeunes Laval

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