VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITY . FRANCE . 2020
Are you 25 years old or younger and looking for an artivist initiative? Love sunny rural France and art spaces? Bingo! Nomadways is looking for volunteers in civic service for a period of 6 or 8 months, starting from March 2020.
Since 2014, Nomadways’ mission is to promote social dialogue through visual and performing arts. To do this, the association creates workshops, residencies and cultural events that are multidisciplinary, intergenerational and multicultural with artistic, educational and social dimensions.
In spring 2017, Nomadways members settled in Corrèze, to renovate a barn, with the idea of hosting meetings and workshops between artists, educators and European activists. In a few months, the local community mobilised to help international volunteers to renovate and reinvent the place: Homade!
Homade is located in the heart of the small village of Brivezac, 45km from Brive and Tulle – far from the opportunities of the big city. In addition, the town is aging: 48% of the population is over 60 years old.
In this context, Homade offers a place for dynamic human sharing and activities, inviting the dialogue and collaboration of eclectic populations: international and local, students, self-employed, creative, educators, social entrepreneurs and retirees.
To support and enrich this project, we decided to welcome volunteers under 25, under the Service Civique programme, for a period of 6 or 8 months, starting from March 2020. The volunteers will have the opportunity to discover the activities of our cultural association, to engage locally and internationally by supporting projects of interdisciplinary and lifelong learning, intercultural exchange, collective creativity and social inclusion, but also developing their own project if they wish so. We expect them to contribute with their work between 24 hours minimum to 35 hours maximum weekly and they will be paid 473,04 Euros per month and in addition access to the canteen service, during the periods of residential workshops.
MISSION OF THE VOLUNTEERS
We will expect the volunteers to:
✰ participate in the management of the space in collaboration with all the other fairies at Homade, welcome visitors, participate in collective governance meetings, eco-construction projects; if interested, they can be involved in gardening, crafting, building – developing skills to create awesomeness with their own hands;
✰ develop activities: animations on digital tools and digital nomadism, creative workshops, cultural events, residencies of artists, volunteers will be able to work in the design phase, in coordination, animation and team evaluation, generate ideas, participate in decision-making, preparation, implementation, monitoring and communication of projects;
✰ promote volunteering, civic engagement, dialogue, mobility and creativity to the public, making Homade and the local community more visible;
✰ participate in our projects, workshops and activities.
KEY SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
We are particularly interested in people with experience and/or interest in:
✰ organisation and animation of artistic and social activities;
✰ logistic management of a place and cultural events;
✰ welcoming visitors and giving them information about Homade;
✰ digital skills, in particular digital nomadism and social entrepreneurship;
✰ communication: verbal, written, digital, photo, video, illustration, graphics, … you name it!
✰ the networking of creative and citizen initiatives;
✰ our volunteers have to be 25 years old or under, of European nationality, to know English and French; and to have a driving license.
We are looking for several volunteers, so do not expect every person to be experienced and/or attracted by all the areas mentioned, but by a few of them. We will do our best to welcome the best team possible including lovely humans who compliment each other’s skills.
HOW TO APPLY
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by introducing yourself to our team, saying why would you like to volunteer at Homade and what are your expectations & contributions you would like to offer.
More info about Service Civique you can find on their website here.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions and their answers)
Do you provide accommodation during the 6 months?
> No, however we can offer to rent a room in Homade for 1 month max, as a transition, for 150 euros a month (or 5 a day for shorter period) + we can arrange the rental of a lovely house for several volunteers. The rent would be 200 per person or less.
I have to attend a project that is for several days during my service civique volunteering. Would it be possible for me to be absent due to that?
>No problem, volunteers have 2 days a month of holidays, that can be combined to attend courses. We’re flexible.
Are taxes gonna be applied to the monthly 473€ which will reduce this amount?
>It’s not taxable.
If possible, could I know the main topics of the national/international projects that most likely will be held there from March to August?
In there any help for the transports from our countries to Brivezac?
>No, apart from picking you up in Bretenoux-biars train station and bringing you to the venue.