Students Volunteering after Year Abroad
Hannah and Helen, friends since their schooldays in the UK are two students volunteering at La Giraudiere for a few weeks. Arriving at the end of July and volunteering through to the beginning of August. Their visit came after spending some time studying and working abroad in Spain as part of their university course work. Both girls studied French and Spanish at university and were eager to test out their language skills here in France.
During their stay at La Giraudiere these young ladies accomplished impressive amounts of yardwork. They cleaned up weeds and gardened, transforming the courtyard into a beautifully landscaped space. They also did a fantastic job helping with the cleaning up of the windows in what will be the main room in the old house. When it was their turn to cook, they wowed us with authentic Spanish recipes they learned during their time in Spain.
But it wasn’t all work and no play. They made the most of their free time, practicing their French with the locals and demonstrating prowess at petanque. They also spent a lovely day at the coast of Southwest France.
Thank you again, Helen and Hannah, for all of your hard work volunteering at La Giraudiere. Your delicious Spanish omelette was one of the most memorable dishes of 2013! We hope to see you again and if you return we’ll be sure to have the paint brushes ready for you so you can finish to fence you so carefully prepared!
La Giraudiere is an ideal project for students wishing to volunteer abroad