Volunteer as a Care Assistant in France
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Volunteer as a Care Assistant with us this Summer (France)

We organise holidays for mixed groups of disabled and able-bodied people, with the help of willing volunteers. As a volunteer care assistant in France, you will care for people with disabilities, share your friendship and have lots of fun.

Our non-profit organisation provides holidays for mixed groups of disabled and able-bodied people, in the heart of the beautiful and tranquil French countryside.

We are already preparing for the 2020 stay. Reception dates: June 18 – July 16. Supporters, do not hesitate to contact us now, if you want to join us.

Whether you are a student, of working age, or retired – we need volunteers. (We even accept 17 year olds, exceptionally 16 year olds, if they are hyper-motivated). Volunteers need reasonable knowledge of the French language.

Tasks & Roles

We have a specially adapted gîte that accommodates up to 25 people, giving them the chance to enjoy the delights of the countryside, all in a safe and specially adapted environment. We have offered these very special holidays since 1977.

As a volunteer, you will need a reasonable level of French language. It is a good opportunity to improve your French language skills. We are looking for volunteers to help give people with disabilities a truly special holiday.

Tasks will include:

  • Helping people with disabilities to do what they cannot do themselves – washing, dressing and eating meals.
  • Helping with cooking – usually the kitchen is a forbidden place for people with disabilities. With help from our volunteers, they are given the chance to take part, should they so wish.
  • Chaperoning and sharing leisure – going for walks, outings, having picnics and visiting places of interest.
  • Listening and talking – developing friendship between the able-bodied and the person with the disability. There is a lot of time to talk and get to know each other.

Volunteers are expected to be hand-on and available that all times during their stay.

Care assistant in France living

You will sleep in our specially designed house for people with disabilities. It is clean, modern and comfortable. You may share a room with others. There are shared bathrooms. All meals will be included.

Please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements.

Volunteers will fund and make their own travel arrangements. Our house is located in the small village of Sainte-Feyre which is 7 km from Guéret, in the Limousin region. Nearest airports include Guéret, Lyon and Paris.

Care assistant in France – what else

  • Places for up to 10 volunteers(Changeable).
  • Male and female helpers accepted.
  • Own travel insurance recommended.
  • Single travellers, two friends, couples are welcomed and accommodated.
  • Volunteers need reasonable knowledge of the French language.
  • It may be a good opportunity to improve one’s French language skills.

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