Search for german volunteers
to participate in international voluntary workcamps in France
In the frame of projects financed by the OFAJ/DFJW (French German Office for youth/ Deutsch-Französische Jugendwerk) the association Concordia is looking for German volunteers willing to participate in international voluntary workcamps in France.
Concordia is a French national non-governmental, non-profit making organisation, founded in 1950 by English, German and French youngsters. Their aim was to bring to life after the war values of tolerance and peace by organising international workcamps of young volunteers.
Participating in a workcamp means to work voluntarily during two to three weeks at a project of a common utility, such as environment, archaeology, culture, cultural and building heritage. A workcamp is considered as a form of informal education, but also as an opportunity to discover a new region and its inhabitants. The participants get to know the real life of a small community, as well as the culture and customs of other volunteers, who come from all around the world. During the projects volunteers receive free board and lodging. When a project is financed by the OFAJ/DFJW they are also refunded of their travel costs up to a certain amount. In 2016, 750 volunteers came from all around the world to participate in a Concordia workcamp in France.
We have 4 OFAJ/DFJW projects available this summer:
Volunteers will restore a path leading to a 14th century castle in Auvergne Region.
Volunteers will help the organisation of an international short-film festival in Paris
Volunteers will organise activities for kids coming from a disadvantaged neighbourhood of Le Mans
Volunteers will help the preservation of a Napoleonic fort facing the English Channel
These projects could be a good opportunity for your members to spend their summer in a useful way and to discover France at the same time.
In case of interest in the projects, more details can be found and inscription can be made towards our German partner, the association IJGD: (you will find our projects in the section Bi- und Trinationale workcamps) :