Volunteers Application Process
The process for applying for a place to volunteer at La Giraudière could not be easier. It takes just 3 easy steps to put your application in place so start the application process now for your unique experience in France. We look forward to seeing your application to join the 2021 volunteers in France.
- Step 1: Contact Us to tell us that you are interested in our volunteer project and the 2021 program and we will reply with up to-date information and links to help you.
- Step 2: Read the information provided and our website including the frequently asked questions You will be asked to agree to certain conditions so please read the volunteer’s agreement and volunteers code of conduct.
- Step 3: Complete the Volunteers Application Form and click “submit.”
Processing Time: Depending on the number of applications it can take between 2 -14 days.
Acceptance: We try to accommodate as many volunteers as possible. Please keep in mind that the group will consist of a mixture of ages and nationalities. So please do not be disappointed if you do not get a place. Remember that you can always re-apply, change dates or even reserve for the following year. If we cannot accommodate you we will contact you with alternative dates to see if they suit you. Ready to apply ?
Deposits place allocations
If your application is accepted you will receive an email from us confirming so. It will confirm that a place has been reserved for you and indicating the dates of your expected arrival and the place of your arrival. With this confirmation you will also receive a link so that you can reserve your spot by paying a reservation deposit. All deposits are handled via the secure payment service of PAYPAL.
When you have paid your deposit PayPal will issue you a receipt. It is wise to email us to let us know you have paid. Once your payment is received, your place is changed from “allocated” to “reserved” and you can start to make your travel plans, knowing your place at La Giraudière is confirmed.
Remember that your allocated place is up for grabs until your reservation deposit is paid, so if you foresee a delay then let us know.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID YOUR DEPOSIT AND YOUR RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.
Once you have completed your travel plans send us an email to confirm your arrival date and time so that we can meet you in Chalais station or expect your arrival.
North and South African countries note. You will need a visa to visit France, even as a volunteer. Once your deposit is paid you will receive a receipt via PayPal. We will send you a signed letter confirming that you have reserved accommodation. There is a 50€ charge for these letters which is not refundable if your visa application fails.
The 2021 volunteers program starts May 2021 and will continue until the 7th October 2021. The recommended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can apply from 1 – 6 week