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ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEERS AGAIN

May 23, 2020 - 12:19pm

ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEERS AGAIN

 

Over lockdown, we had to temporarily suspend accepting any new volunteers. We are now ready to start taking on new volunteers again to fill gaps in our teams, depending on the demands and priorities out on the field. The most help is needed in Calais, Grande-Synthe and Paris, and we are able to offer accommodation in any of these locations for volunteers who can commit to several weeks.

Though our housing programs are still either on hold or have been considerably slowed down, our volunteer activities are starting again in accordance with the regulations put in place to minimise risks of contamination (we are distributing masks and hand sanitizer to the teams and not exceeding the maximum number of people allowed in a space.) 

⚠️ In order to become a volunteer, you must first sign up as a member of the association. Membership is valid from the 1st of January until the 31st of December. You can sign up by clicking here.

If you have already signed up to be a member of the association in 2018 or 2019, click here to join again in 2020.

 

There are currently no spaces in the team in Calais, but they will be needing new volunteers in the coming weeks and months, as people begin leaving the team in June and July. If you are interested you can get in touch with Louise by email at . We ask for a minimum commitment of 20 days in order to limit the number of comings and goings in the team.

We need people to carry out social marauds (a mobile team providing food and other aid) and night-time marauds, as well as needing help sorting donations at the warehouse we share with other NGOs.

As accommodation there are volunteer-shared bungalows available. 

 

 

Seven volunteers are joining us in the first fortnight of June. It’ll be from mid-July that we will need more volunteers to support the team!

If you can commit to a minimum of one month and you speak French and (ideally) English, ring Arnaud, a volunteer on the team, on +336 35 93 74 27, or email us at . It isn’t necessary to have previous experience volunteering in a humanitarian association, though that would be an added bonus! 

Arnaud will take you through our operations distributing water, food, phone chargers, temporary shelter equipment, emergency clothing, as well as the preparation of food packages, and of emergency materials to give out. 

Accommodation either in a bungalow or in a tent is available in a campsite with the rest of the volunteers, for the entirety of your time on the team. 

 

 

If you are interested in working on field, monitoring minors, joining the communication team or helping with volunteer recruitment, we can welcome you into our team as a volunteer, as part of your civil service or as an internship/placement.

 

 

 

To become a volunteer in Paris (which is possible whether or not you have experience working on the field) fill out this form and we will be in touch to give you some more information and get you registered. 

We offer opportunities for civil service placements working with families, or unaccompanied minors, as well as in the collection and logistics of material donations, in the management and support of volunteers and in our program of citizen solidarity homestay accommodation. Contact us on if you are interested. 

 

 

 

Volunteers stand by! On Saturday the 20th of June we are organising a huge collection of donations in six Biocoop shops in Rennes. Click here to sign up with your phone number in order to help us collect these donations.  

On an ongoing basis we are grateful to receive volunteers for our work on the field doing marauds (see above) and on-site donation sorting. Sign up by getting in touch at 

 

 

Over the coming months we will need volunteers in Toulouse to help with marauds (see above) and with monitoring young people housed by the ‘Accueillons’ scheme run by Médecins Sans Frontières.

To join us and/or to have more information, get in touch at or ring Anna on +336 84 26 62 40.

 

The team in Tours is currently at full capacity. Get in touch on to tell us your availability, and we will contact you as soon we need you, depending on demand on the field. 

 

Thank you to all of you for your support!

 

Photo : Camille Gharbi, Paris, mai 2020