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Young Entrepreneurs Help project YERRF in France

project description

Volunteers are needed to help create entrepreneurship workshops that will be presented to youth that are about to be entering the working world following formal education or those who are presently unemployed following their formal education. The EVS volunteers will be involved totally in all aspects of this project and will benefit, not just, from an international cultural-exchange experience in France but, also from informal learning about project management and all the subjects of the proposed workshops. The workshops will explain; The differences bewteen social and commercial entrepreneurship, Website creation and design focussing on being found, marketing, social media, blogging, accounting with business English and or French. Based in the rural village of Brossac EVS participants will discover the wider region of south west France.

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accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation is at La Giraudiere in shared apartments full information will be provided later in the info-pack and orientation guide for the selected volunteers. All meals,including weekends, are provided at La Giraudiere. Transfers to and from Chalais station is provided for your arrival and departure and for weekends away. Monthly group excursion also included. Cycles are also available. French lesson for those that need.

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training during the project

Volunteers will acquire new tools and skills in respect of Entrepreneurship - Social and Commercial, Marketing New ways + why the old ways still work, web Site creation, blogging, social Media for business, Language Learning workshops, English and French, Bookkeeping and Accounting software,
You will, Acquire knowledge of Rural France and how it sits within the larger region of south west France. Learn how to live and work with an international group. Improve your confidence and employability by learning new skills by creating of the workshops.

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volunteer profile

Prospective volunteers/applicants should be 18 years or over, have the following features;
Interested in the topic of Entrepreneurship or start-up's, maybe also thinking of starting their own business or project.
Keen to learn about France, its culture, language and in particular rural France.
Motivated to work in teams/groups yet still add their individual input into the project.
Able to accept and live with other cultures other than French or their own.
Willingness to get involved and step out of your comfort zone

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how to apply

Volunteers should send us their CV, a motivation letter and completion of a questionnaire, the link to the questionaire will be supplied.

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additional information

Note English and then French will be the main languages for the project. You may need a sending organisation to arrange your application to join. There are 5 listed above in Italy; Spain, Portugual and Turkey who you can contact.

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