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Cultural and sports activities in a Children's home - SW France

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project description

The Children's home with Social Character - MECS hosts 48 children aged 6 to 18 years entrusted by children's judges or the social welfare service for children. Its role is to protect the children by giving them a living environment in the form of an educational boarding school. Both volunteers will join the 4 educational groups of the Children's home and will assist the teams of educators.
One volunteer will be involved in cultural activities: she/he will select interesting sites to visit or specific topics to discover, according to the age of every group, and prepare the excursions with the educators and the children. At the same time she/he can organise activities around gastronomy, dance, chorus singing, music, painting, theatre within the centre.
The other volunteer will be involved into sports activities: she/he will use various sports of the region (traditional Basque sports, rugby, surfing), organise visits of these sports and prepare sports activities within the centre.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will share a flat near the centre, having each a single room. They will receive a monthly budget for food and pocket money. They will have a monthly bus card for the Côte basque-Adour Agglomeration and can attend French language lessons in Bayonne.


volunteer profile

Both volunteers should be interested in animation and group activities with children and teenagers. The volunteers must be interested in setting up projects and in exchanging with the youngsters of the centre. They have to present a clean police record and need to have the driving licence. Basic knowledge of French would be an advantage.


how to apply

Candidates are welcome to send their applications (CV and motivation letter) before August 28th, to the coordinating organisation, Pistes-Solidaires at the address: