Volunteers Videos

Here you will find links to volunteers videos produced by the volunteers about either their stay at La Giraudiere, the project they worked on or a community event. Also the various Erasmus European funded projects which were hosted at La Giraudiere here in South west France.

Zach from the USA prepared a video about his gap year and how volunteering at La Giraudiere became part of it.

volunteers gap year

Meet Jamie from UK, Kellie from Spain and Sophie from Italy! Some of La Giraudiere’s past volunteers who worked on the YERRF project, a project co-funded by the EU and La Giraudiere, learn more about …

Erasmus volunteer project

Three of the volunteers from 2018 Spring group sit down for a bit and tell Lilly about their volunteering experience in France at La Giraudiere and what were the best moments and what were the best memories will they take home with them! 

Volunteers testimonial video

The Christmas program at La Giraudiere was a great success and here you can see a slide show of the
 Christmas Dinner at La Giraudiere with friends, neighbours & volunteers on Christmas Day 2013.

Christmas Volunteering Dinner

Meet Paul the founder of La Giraudiere’s Project and present director and find out why 600+ Volunteers have attended this project and learn why he began this project!

Volunteer project director

In 2008 Michelle from USA produced probably the first ever video of the restoration work and the project at La Giraudiere. Michelle was here for 3 and a half weeks and worked on several projects during her stay. In 2008 it was not sure exactly what La Giraudiere would become!!

This video is an attempt at the recreation of the 2008 video originally made by Michelle an american volunteer. It is an explanation from Lilly also from USA of the original video, La Giraudiere and its projects, as well as layout

John Law from Scotland is a third time returning volunteer and due to his continued support many of the projects have progressed, There can be no better testimonial than a returning volunteer thank you John!

scottish volunteer
Scotland, Cuban, Scotland and Tasmanian volunteers

Community events come in all shapes and sizes, over the years La Giraudiere as held many different events from Christmas Markets to Brocants in this video Volunteers at La Giraudiere put together  a Celt or gaelic evening in the south west of France at La Giraudiere.

gaelic volunteers event

Our resident Scot, Eilidh, taught some of our 2008 volunteers how to ceilidh dance. Eilidh volunteered at  La Giraudiere in 2008 and helped with marketing and blogging the project.

volunteers events

This past certainly stroke a chord with us, in this video our Spanish volunteer tells you a bit about what he did here in France and why he decided to join the volunteers project at La Giraudiere.

Volunteer from Spain

Steven from China visits a local fete near Brossac and tries to become the skittle champion but unfortunate fails despite the help from Sidney LG’s Labrador

Chinese volunteer

La Giraudiere volunteer Matthew joins the Brossac team in the Tyre-rolling event in the Brossac area Inter-village Games hosted by Guizengeard. Brossac came first in the event with a time of 27 seconds. Read more about Brossac

volunteering inter village games

This is part one of the YERRF (Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France ) videos series and it is about an Erasmus co-funded project in South West France which was proposed and directed by the association of La Giraudiere called Les Amis De La Giraudiere.


Welcome to part 2 of the YERRF video series. In this video we introduce some of our new volunteers, international
 and European, here at La Giraudiere, and give an outline of our recent achievements and our goals for the next
steps in the project. YERRF stands for Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France. It is a project
co-funded by Les Amis De La Giraudiere and the European Commision


YERRF is the acromyn for Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France and this is the third video published
 about a project which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program and Les Amis De La Giraudiere.
Volunteers from around the globe create a one stop shop for young entrepreneurs


Volunteers Reviews, Articles and Testimonials
Read reviews and Volunteers articles written by previous volunteers about their experiences. Discover what Carrie, a volunteer from the UK thought about taking time out volunteering or maybe what Darrell Rohling, a Doctor from the USA wrote about his volunteer working holiday. Hundreds of volunteers have passed through the doors of La Giraudiere, with many sending reviews, articles, letters and cards of thanks.

The 2022 volunteers program starts May 2022 and will continue until the 7th October 2022. The recommended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can apply from 1 – 6 week

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