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.
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.
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.
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.