South of France

Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project and live with a Host family in South of France


Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project and live with a Host family in South of France

Live in great outdoors!

Travel in France at low cost!

Meet unforgettable people!

Choose Alternative tourism and live meaningful holidays!

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    Detailed programme


    Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South of France while experiencing the French lifestyle.
    Participative Tourism is based on the concepts of respect and authenticity; It enables the exchange and sharing between the guests and the local population.

    You live in hamlets, farmhouses and sites in the heart of breathtaking landscapes.
    You share the daily life of a host family and in exchange for accommodation and meals, you give a hand for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum 30).
    This programme has a focus on cultural exchange, it is designed for flexible people wishing to experience the French culture in depth.
    Through your daily work and interactions with your host-family and the local community, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your French and meet new people. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself, as you take on the challenge of living and working in a completely new environment.

    We have selected families living in rural areas of the South of France (Aveyron, Languedoc, Cévennes gardoises…) who act locally in welcoming and accompanying hikers and visitors.
    Each site is managed by a French willing to provide a tourism that respects the environment. Tourists stay in the wilderness and enjoy the rich nature of this region through ecological activities such as hiking, trekking with donkeys, horse-riding.
    Wether it be wood construction (mobile homes, chalets…) or typical stone farmhouse, be assure that you will stay in a wild nature and unspoilt heritage. The landscapes are breathtaking!
    The hostfamily will provide training and full support.

    Duties:
    The volunteer will like rural life and animals
    The volunteer will offer a minimum of 20 hours per week to help the hostfamily.
    The volunteer is flexible and ready to learn new techniques for construction and processing of dairy products/fruits…
    Activities vary from one site to the other and according to seasons. Here is a non exhaustive list of what you can do:
    - Wood construction / Dry stones technique
    - Masonry
    - Clearing / Gardening
    - Maintenance of the Chestnut
    - Fruits picking
    - Processing of fruits (chestnuts, plums, etc..)
    - Plant decoration / Land art
    - Taking care of the animals
    - Processing of dairy products (donkey milk) / Making cheese, etc.
    - Welcoming visitors
    - Helping in the cottage
    - Maintenance
    - Babysitting, etc…

    Benefits:
    - Travel at a low cost
    - Experience the French culture in depth
    - Use this volunteer experience to enhance your resume
     
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Dates

From April to November

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    Location

    Projects are located in the South of France, Languedoc, Aveyron, Gard, etc.

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    Duration

    Minimum 2 weeks - Maximum 6 weeks

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    Eligibility

    This programme is open to anyone, boy or girl, couples, families (please see our specific programmes for families), friends… There is no age limit however the work can be physical and teenagers should come with a parent.

    All nationalities are welcome !

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    Living Conditions

    You will be staying in a cottage, in a mobile home or at the family’s house depending on the availability when you apply. Meals are collective with your hostfamily.
    You’ll have access to Internet.

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    Tariff

    290,00 €

    the 2 weeks placement
    4 weeks : 390 €
    6 weeks : 440 €

    These fees include:
    - All the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary to
    organise the placement with the host family (placement includes accommodation and meals)
    - Orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
    - Guidance from in country coordinator throughout your stay

    - Our membership fees

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    Application Process

    To receive the application package, please contact us at: [Aliore mail infos@aliore.org]

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    Good to know

    You can also live in France as an english tutor staying with a hostfamily.

Si les danses latines vous intéressent, sachez qu'Aliore propose également des cours de tango et d’espagnol à Buenos Aires et des cours de danses caribéennes et des cours d’espagnol en République Dominicaine.

You can directly email us at
infos@aliore.org

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