Volunteer in France

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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.


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.


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

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Greenheart Travel
Teaching English in a homestay is your opportunity to become a English language tutor for a local French family while sharing...


Greenheart Travel
As an eco-volunteer in France, you will help safeguard area bird ecosystems in four regions of France, threatened by human ac...


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Global Works
Global Works Custom Group programs offer travel experiences for an existing group. These groups may choose their destination,...


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

Czech Republic

Angloville is one of the largest providers of language immersion programs in Europe, and we are proud to offer the opportunit...


Teach English to a French family and enjoy free room and board! Aliore places native English speakers in home-stays throughou...


Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in the South of France with your family and share meaningful holidays! Take part in the...


Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, has offered international volunteer opportunities for over 30 y...


Concordia International Volunteers
What about volunteering in France and working on an excavation site and ruins of a castle, helping with the organisation of a...


La Giraudiere
Come to south west France and help put a small holiday or learning hamlet in place. La Giraudiere was once a maison de maitre...


Cultural Homestay International (CHI)
Volunteer abroad in France with Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers program! The exciting program gives volunte...


Centre International D'Antibes
Standard Course: 20 lessons of 45 minutes a week, 12 students maximum. Activities: 4 half day activities or excursions each w...


British Red Cross
Fully funded opportunities to volunteer overseas with the Red Cross! Our International Youth Volunteering Programme (IYVP) of...


EF Gap Year
EF Gap Year is a 26-week program that enables students to explore several countries, learn a language, volunteer for a good c...


WEP International
WEP International, an organization with more than 20 years of experience in the international education field offers farmstay...