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Our missions in Paris

How to join us ?

1/ Become a member of the association
10 €, valid from January to December, necessary to be a volunteer

2/ Subscribe to the calendar on «Come on the field»

Infos updated on April 10th 2019

TASKS WITHOUT COMMITMENT:

Subscribe directly on our website

► Morning (10AM-1PM), from Monday to Saturday
Sign up before 6pm the day before on the calendar (only accessible to members, click here to join).
Meeting place at Utopia 56 headquarters (address specified when you sign up).

 

× Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning: maraude open to all volunteers
× Wednesday morning: donation collection for new volunteers
× Saturday morning: donation collection for all volunteers

Maraude :

Morning brief in the HQ. Morning presentation, update on the Parisian situation, answers to your questions… After the brief: departure on foot (10 minutes) to Porte de la Chapelle

  • Provision of information to migrants living in the street: how to apply for asylum in Paris, where to take a shower, where to find clothes, legal services, medical services, etc.
  • Depending on the number of people we meet in the maraud, you might have some “downtime”, or if there are many people, there might be a more sustained rhythm. Thanks for your understanding.

Please, be aware : if you do not speak French at all, you may encounter difficulties to carry out this mission. But you are welcome to participate!


× From Monday to Sunday morning, depending on the needs:

  • Accompaniment: accompanying a family, a minor and/or an adult to the hospital or to another Parisian institution to which they must go for their asylum application or their daily life
  • Sorting donations in our HQ and logistics with the association’s vehicule
  • Possibly other projects, with or without direct contact with refugees, depending on the needs of the day and decided by the day’s coordinator.
     

 

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► Afternoon (2pm - 5.30pm), from Monday to Saturday
Sign up before 6pm the day before on the calendar (only accessible to members, click here to join).
Meeting place at Utopia 56 headquarters (address specified when you sign up).

 

× Monday afternoon :

  • Sorting of donations at the headquarters


× Tuesday and Thursday afternoons:

  • Help to isolated minors on the streets
  • Accompany minors (metro or bus) to the structures that take care or help them


× Wednesday afternoon:

  • Preparation (starting 11:30 am) and distribution on the streets (clothes or hygiene products)
  • Information and guidance of adults on the streets


× Friday afternoon:

  • Sorting of donations at the headquarters


× Saturday afternoon:

  • Collection of donations at Decathlon (store changes depending on the week)


× Sunday:

  • No tasks (morning or afternoon), but it is possible to volunteer in the evening (see below)


ATTENTION : Some of these tasks ma need only 1 or 2 volunteers. if you sign up, we cannot guarantee that you will participate to one of the missions described above.


× Other missions of the afternoon:

  • Sorting of donations at the headquarters and logistics with the association’s vehicule
  • Accompaniment: accompanying a family, a minor and/or an adult to the hospital or to another Parisian institution to which they must go for their asylum application or their daily life
  • Possibly other projects, with or without direct contact with refugees, depending on the needs of the day and decided by the day’s coordinator.

 

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► Evening (7PM to 11PM), from Monday to Sunday
Sign up before 6pm on the very day on the calendar (only accessible to members, click here to join).
Flexible hours, it is possible to arrive after 8pm/to leave before 10pm
Meeting place at Porte d’Aubervilliers (address specified when you sign up).

 

We are in need of volunteers nearly every evening on this slot, especially on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday evening.

  • Accompagnements (every evening) of a refugee family to a citizen’s house. You will take the metro or drive (if you have a valid licence) to accompany a family to a private citizen who will host them for the night (more info here).
  • Possibility to distribute food (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening to help Restos du coeur)

 

Attentions: the missions do not necessarily follow each other and you can have “downtime” during this slot.

 

 

TASKS WITH COMMITMENT:

Subscribe with the Volunteers’ manager for a slot.

For the following missions, first, we ask you to meet the teams and to do a task “without commitment” or to meet directly the teams during a “apéro bénévoles”. It is not possible to do these tasks without having done tasks without commitment.

Commitment = 3 times a month for at least two months

 

With families

  • Accompany of families (hospital, administrative steps) during the day
  • Survey and identification of families on the streets in the evening (nationality, number of family members, need of clothes/hygiene products, update on their asylum request…)

 


With unaccompanied minors

  • Day: accompany of the minors (hospital, administrative steps)
  • Evening: Orienteering and help to minors  (take information, accompany to the police station - as minors, they are supposed to have a home for the night -, equipment to sleep on the streets, orienteering towards the structures that correspond to their situation…)

 


With adults

  • Supervision of the morning maraude
  • Accompany of administratifs steps (préfecture, commissariat in case of stolen papers)…


Evening

  • Supervision of housing with the Family team, Citizen sheltering network Team and the accompanying volunteers

 


Night maraude (12am-6am)

  • ​Go by car to the different living places
  • Count the number of people
  • Distribution of tents and blankets

 


With the Collection of donations and Event team

  • Approach of enterprises, stores, schools and other structures to organise the collection of donations
  • Help to organise the entry and exit of stocks of donations
  • Monthly organisation of the “apéro bénévoles“ and other events

 


With the Citizen emergency sheltering network Team

  • Approach of the new housing citizens
  • Put in contact the housing citizens and the people who need to be housed


Do you need more information?

  • Send us an email at 
  • And/or discuss in person with the Volunteers team leader during one of the time slots
  • and/or during a ”apéro bénévoles”

PLANNING YOUR VOLUNTEERING

These tasks are only on an indicative basis. Other missions can be proposed, depending on the needs and the number of volunteers each day.

ALL of these tasks are ALWAYS accompanied and organised by a referent experienced person.

One hour (at the latest) before your time slot, you will receive a Whatsapp reminder. If you cannot install Whatsapp on your phone, we will send you a normal SMS.

You don’t know which taks to choose? Sign up for a morning, afternoon or evening on the website. This will allow you to perform a first task, to have a presentation of the associatino and to better know what you would like to do. We are missing volunteers especially for the evening slots!