A country of strong cultural heritage, the river Seine, and iconic cuisine -- heading to France can be great for backpacking, a vacation, and -- believe it or not -- volunteering. While teaching is generally what English speaking volunteers do abroad, there are many other projects across the country to get involved with.

Learn French while volunteering in France as a teacher. Hop on board restoring castles or other buildings in France. Or spend a month picking grapes and volunteering on a vineyard in France. Whatever you do, don't forget to stop, sit back, and take in experiencing French life.

Community Development

From architecture restoration to creating somewhere for school children to go to enhance their education, there are a number of activities and projects to get involved in across France. This type of programme could be anything from a couple of weeks to a number of months.

Education

Teaching English is big news around the globe when it comes to volunteering, and it is no different in France. Positions tend to be mainly in Paris but you can get them around the country too. Oftentimes, accommodation will be provided by the company and programmes are usually three months long.

Environment

Saving the planet is always in the news, and this combined with biodiversity and ecology are things they are always looking for volunteers for. Whether it is how the climate change is affecting the Alps or Vineyard ecology in somewhere like Bordeaux, there is availability here. Generally speaking, the programmes last a couple of weeks.

As you would probably imagine, going to France is generally classed as a low risk zone. This means that vaccinations aren’t really needed -- though you should be up to date with influenza, tetanus-diphtheria and measles, mumps and rubella. It is always advised to take a medical kit, but citizens of countries within the European Union will be covered for emergency medical treatment.

Contributed by Rahul Mistry

Volunteer Programs in France

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184 reviews
Angloville
Volunteer in Europe: Become a Language Mentor and Discover Europe for Free
Multiple Countries
9.11 •184 reviews

Help Europeans improve their English by being a conversation partner...

Aliore
Aliore: Live with and teach English to a family in France!
France
9.17 •18 reviews

Teach English to a French family and enjoy free room and board! Aliore...

Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteer in France: Renovation, Construction & Social Work
France
9.5 •4 reviews

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, has...

Cultural Homestay International
Volunteer Teach English to a Host Family in France!
France
9.25 •4 reviews

Volunteer abroad in France with Cultural Homestay International's...

Aliore
Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project and live with a Host family in South of France
France
10 •1 review

Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South...

ASSOCIATION LES AMIS DE LA GIRAUDIERE
Theater & Community Development with Primary Age School Children
France
10 •1 review

Come to south west France and help put a small holiday or learning...

Aliore
Aliore Family Camp in the South of France
France

Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in the South of France with your...

CADIP
Restoration Volunteering in France with CADIP
France

It is with the intention to preserve its architectural heritage that...

IMLS, French Language Courses in Montpellier
Short-term Winter French Language & Volunteer
France

Our short-term winter program allows students with an interest in the...

Emmaüs Lescar-Pau
Work Camp at Emmaüs Lescar-Pau
France

We are a commune working collectively in order to give back dignity to...

Fee Revee Au pair and Demi-pair
Au Pair in France
France

Do you love children? Does the idea of exploring France fascinate you...

La Sabranenque
La Sabranenque Volunteers Project
France

The "La Sabranenque Volunteers" project offers an opportunity to...

WEP International
WEP International - Farmstay in France
France

WEP International, an organization with more than 20 years of...

What People Are Saying

Native speakers who participate in the Angloville programmes are given lots of constant and valuable support throughout, and this means that all their efforts can be directed towards making the week...

View from Slovakia hotel bedroom window, on Angloville programme, March 2020

Really enjoyed my 4 weeks of Angloville. The juniors were really nice and easy to work with and the fellow native speakers were a lot of fun, made some really great friends doing this programme and...

1st junior programme

I have completed three angloville programs over the period of a month. I was a little skeptical before going as my recruiter had disappeared and stopped responding to me (I assume she has quit)...

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