Volunteers Wave Goodbye to Life in the French Countryside

Volunteers Wave Goodbye to Life in the French Countryside

In addition to the new volunteers we have just welcomed, we have also sadly had to bid farewell to some valuable members of our team at La Giraudière who left the French countryside in June.

Our American volunteer Anna, who stayed with us for three weeks, contributed greatly to office work, gardening, and social media while she was here. She is a hard worker who dedicates herself to any task at hand, and during her stay, she enjoyed getting to work with other volunteers, as well as knowing people from all walks of life.

Anna (left) with other volunteers Janis, Venicia, and Christine

Anna (left) with other volunteers Janis, Venicia, and Christine

A few days later, our volunteer Julia from the UK also departed from France. Having stayed here for two weeks, she worked on social media and gardening, and had the opportunity to improve her French by speaking with locals on excursions. For Julia, the experience was valuable both in terms of doing volunteer work and seeing French life.

Julia and other volunteers Catriona, Paul, and Linda enjoying the night out

Julia (left), Paul, and other volunteers Catriona, Christine, Jill and Linda enjoying the night out

Irish volunteer Catriona also left us soon after. During her 3 week stay here, she helped with every aspect of La Giraudière, from housekeeping to office work, to social media and gardening. Being outside in the sunshine and exploring France were the highlights of Catriona’s stay, and we’ll miss her hard work dearly.

Catriona helping to clean at the Brossac stade

Catriona helping to clean at the Brossac stade

Last but certainly not least, we waved goodbye to three volunteers from South Africa – Pam, Zach, and Faith. They all put in great deal of effort into the La Giraudière project, performing tasks like housekeeping, gardening, and office work. With their diverse range of skills in communication, organization, and management, they were a crucial part of improving the project during their stay.

We’re sorry to see our volunteers go, but thank them for their work, and we wish them the very best and hope that they will return to La Giraudière and the French countryside in the future.

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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