Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in South of France

Location: France: Montpellier

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops

http://www.aliore.org

23 rue Jean Giono Montpellier, 34000 France

Call Us

Phone: +33 (0)951 79 79 72

Description

Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South of France while experiencing the French lifestyle.

You live in hamlets, farmhouses and sites in the heart of breathtaking landscapes.
You share the daily life of a host family and in exchange for accommodation and meals, you give a hand for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum 30).

Through your daily work and interactions with your host-family and the local community, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your French and meet new people. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself, as you take on the challenge of living and working in a completely new environment.

Participative Tourism is based on the concepts of respect and authenticity; It enables the exchange and sharing between the guests and the local population.

The local projects aim to provide a tourism that respects the environment. Tourists stay in the wilderness and enjoy the rich nature of this region through ecological activities such as hiking, trekking with donkeys, horse-riding.

Highlights

- Travel at a low cost
- Experience the French culture in depth
- Use this volunteer experience to enhance your resume

Qualifications

The volunteer will like rural life and animals
The volunteer will offer a minimum of 20 hours per week to help the hostfamily.
The volunteer is flexible and ready to learn new techniques for construction and processing of dairy products/fruits…
Activities vary from one site to the other and according to seasons. Here is a non exhaustive list of what you can do:
- Wood construction / Dry stones technique
- Masonry
- Clearing / Gardening
- Maintenance of the Chestnut
- Fruits picking
- Processing of fruits (chestnuts, plums, etc..)
- Plant decoration / Land art
- Taking care of the animals
- Processing of dairy products (donkey milk) / Making cheese, etc.
- Welcoming visitors
- Helping in the cottage
- Maintenance
- Babysitting, etc…

Minimum Education

Bachelors

Languages
  • English
  • French

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

- Personalized Volunteer Placement with a host family in the South of France, including all the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary to organise the placement
- Orientation information, and all in-country informational materials
- Accommodation and meals during the time of your placement
- Guidance from in country coordinator throughout your stay

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Equestrian
  • Animal Welfare
  • Trail Building
  • Tourism
  • Pastoral Work
  • Organic Farming
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Agriculture
Typical Volunteer
Motivation is the key!
Age Range
20/25 - 25/35
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to France

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 month
Year Founded

2005

GoAbroad.com