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FOR ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS: EVS in a Children's home - SW France

project description

The Children's home with Social Character - MECS is situated in the city of Anglet, neighbour city of Biarritz and Bayonne, on a large estate together with other social institutions. It 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. The EVS volunteers will join the 4 educational groups of the Children's home and will assist the teams of educators.
The 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.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will share a flat in Bayonne with other EVS volunteers, having each a single room. He/she will receive a monthly budget for food and pocket money. He /she will have a monthly bus card for the Côte basque-Adour Agglomeration and can attend French language lessons in Bayonne.


volunteer profile

The volunteer should be interested in animation and group activities with children and teenagers, in setting up projects and in exchanging with the youngsters of the centre. He or she has to present a clean police record and needs to have the driving licence. Knowledge of French would be an advantage.


how to apply

Candidates are welcome to send their applications (CV and motivation letter) before January 2nd, to the coordinating organisation, Pistes-Solidaires at the address: