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The Civic Service

Qu'est-ce que le Service Civique ?

Do you want to live new experiences? Find your Civic Service mission and commit yourself to serve the interest of the general public in France or abroad!

Be a volunteer

All young people irrespective of academic qualifications or professional experience can apply for a Civic Service. The only two requirements are:

  • To be between 16 and 25

  • To be from a European country or the European Economic Area (EEA) or to have arrived regularly on the territory for more than a year and to hold a residence permit


What is it

Civic service volunteers commit from 6 to 12 months to a general interest mission, in France or abroad, in one of following fields of action:

  • Culture and leisure

  • International development and humanitarian action

  • Education for all

  • Environment

  • Emergency and crisis relief

  • Remembrance and citizenship

  • Health

  • Solidarity

  • Sports


Allowances and benefits

  • You will receive 470.14€ net per month

  • You will receive 106.94€ (fringe benefits or cash) for your food and transport expenses

  • You will benefit from a social protection

  • You will receive a Civic Service card which will help you justify your status of volunteer and get some benefits


All you have to do 

You only have to create an account on the Civic Service Agency website and find your mission! 

Published Wed, 07/08/2013 - 15:44
Last updated on Wed, 15/01/2020 - 19:03

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