In France or in another country, work camps for young volunteers generally last 2 to 3 weeks and give young people an opportunity to commit to a project with a general interest dimension which covers one of the following themes:
Work camps are open to all young people from 14 to 30. No specific skill is required, you simply have to be very motivated. Volunteers usually commit to their project 30 hours per week. If you want to take part to a work camp abroad, you have to be 18.
The conditions vary according to the camp. In general, the accommodation and food costs are covered but you need to pay for the transport and visa costs. If you join a camp association, your social security will be most probably covered.
If you have questions or need some help to find a camp, you can contact Cotravaux, this organisation gathers many associations which organise work camps in France and abroad.