Italian volunteer in France

It is at the Giraudiere, a pleasant village in the South-West of France, where I decided to spend my period of European volunteering. I am Marta, an Italian volunteer in France and I am 22 years old and I am Italian. After my degree in International Relations and diplomacy, I decided to take some time for me, and devote myself to a volunteer experience. Looking on the internet, I discovered the world of European volunteering, which now offers different projects that are categorized as European Solidarity Corps (ESC) a program under the European Commision.

Brossac holidays village

Thanks to this new ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteering platform, I discovered La Giraudiere with its YERFF project, YERRF being the acromyn for “Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France”, born in 2016 and finishing in December 2019. I immediately sent my application and now I’m here, willing to carry my contribution for the good realization of the project. With the help of the previous ESC and international volunteers, we have created a guide on entrepreneurship for schools, to explain how to reconize a young entrepreneur in the class and could we encourage this frame of mind and maybe even teach the skill of the enrepreneurial spirit.

Le Maire Brossac
Brossac Village France

Furthermore, the guide will be written in French and English, to offer to the students the opportunity to improve their language skills, and to add to it an element of internationality. In addition, I gave my contribution to the realization of a board game always on the theme of teaching entrepreneurship, a modality to learn while having fun. for more information about this YERRF Project visit entrpreneurial education project in France

Italian volunteer in France
Marta working on the Entrepreneurs game for education

Italian volunteer in France at Brossac

Between the different possibilities of learning here at Giraudiere, I got involved in the creation of a post on the blog of the Association, discovering the different techniques to create an effective post and ensuring the post is Search Engine Friendly. I also could challenge myself with the utilization of different features of Google Drive and Microsoft Word.

Marta phones home

A good opportunity to learn technology lessons while I am immersed in an international environment, being a young European Italian volunteer in France, New Aquitaine, still in France.

You can read more about this volunteering on the website at Volunteer In France

About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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