Volunteers at La Giraudière for the 2018 season (part 2)


Emily – Nottingham, England

Emily is a university student in Birmingham and is currently on her year abroad. Studying French as her degree, she hopes to practice the language as well as helping others to learn. Throughout her time at La Giraudière, she will be doing marketing for the social media accounts, blogging and also learning accountancy.


Lily – Virginia, USA

Lily is a gap year student currently travelling as much as she can before she starts college in September. She has been learning French since she was 6 years old and is always looking for opportunities to practice which is one of the reasons she is at La Giraudière. During her stay, she will be the first content creator for our Youtube as well as helping out with the blog.


Janet and Colin – Australaisians living in Tasmania

Colin and Janet are on an extended holiday in Europe at present and came here keen to experience living as locals in France. Janet has been learning French for the last few years and is enjoying the opportunity to practice. Colin’s family heritage in France goes back 400 years and living here gives him an opportunity to discover more about it. Back home, Janet works in the information management section of the Tasmania Police and Colin is an Engineering Geologist. During their stay, Janet is involved with the landscaping program which involves planting new trees around La Giraudière and Colin is getting stuck into the decorating and “yard” maintenance.

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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