A New Month Volunteering in France at La Giraudière
With summer rolling into July, La Giraudière is bustling with activity as usual. We also welcomed three new volunteers here in France, so there are some new faces around.
Anne and Viv from Queensland, Australia joined us Friday evening. Both now retired, they hope to learn more French, meet new people, and enjoy the rural countryside of France at La Giraudière. Since being here, Anne has been keeping fit by weeding, gardening, and trimming the roses.
Viv has been working just as hard indoors, learning to take on the position of housekeeper from Linda. She has big shoes to fill after Linda leaves, but is doing a wonderful job cleaning and reorganizing the house. Linda, of course, has been busy with housekeeping and passing on her duties to Viv.
Also new to the volunteer team is Sybil from Oakland, California. She is going into her last year of high school, and is planning to major in French and Economics. She hopes this experience will help her gain insight into French life and culture, and allow her to meet more native French speakers. Her main role has been working on blogging and social media.
Our other veteran volunteers have been keeping busy in France as well. Jill has been responding to incoming emails, while Christine is hard at work accounting.