The Volunteering enviroment in France offers Peace and tranquility that invite disconnection from day to day living. This is the volunteering enviroment or atmosphere that is breathed in La Giraudière. An environment south west of France, in the middle of small rustic villages, scatered stone built farmhouses, those famous french vineyards and fields which have recently given up their various crops.
Many times we live under the pressure from the rhythm of the city, responsibilities, without realizing it, we forget what is most important. My name is Cristina, I’m 24 and I’m from Burgos (Spain). I am at La Giraudiere as a volunteer under the EU learning program called European Solidarity Corps. I will be here in France for just over 2 months volunteering on a project titled <<Recognizing Young Entrepreneurs and teaching Entrepreneurship 2019>>.
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My work in the project has been the elaboration, together with other volunteers, of a teaching guide of entrepreneurship for teachers and the creation of a game that will help students understand economic concepts, strategies in a fun way. During this project I have been accompanied by other volunteers, like Emi and Kaleigh with those I shared trips like that of La dune du plait. it was a wonderful adventure!!
An experience of volunteering in la Giraudière is the beginning of and adventure immersed in a natural environment full of corners and routes. In this place you can discover with a walk fields full of vineyards, some blue lagoons and a lots of trails that invite you to enjoy it.
Also when you enter in this atmosphere you have the possibility to meet super friendly people who live a rural, alternative lifestyle. Since being at la giraudiere, I have met many people from around the world and learnt from many stories of people who decided to come here to live and teach us different perspectives.
The bicycles provided allow you to visit nearby villages where there are more activities to enjoy by your self or in company of others.
In short, coming to la Giraudière is an experience that takes you to a place where there are not traffic lights or street lamps but you can see the milky way and breathe clean air. Where people who live around share their time an experience with you.
Time to locate, open your mind and improve languages tools. A place to appreciate the small details that escape us many times.
The volunteers enviroment in France helps attracts Volunteers from around the world to participate at La Giraudiere which helps us to offer a real Cultural Exchange in France