Welcome to our Volunteering in France page. Search for free and low-cost responsible volunteering in France below.
How to find volunteering opportunities in France
You can access these opportunities in two ways.
Your first option is to buy our Directory of Volunteering opportunities which lists these opportunities in a PDF. This gives you a document that is easy to search, and which you can use even when you’re not connected to the internet.
More importantly with the directory, you will also get a list of questions to ask to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering experience. We know how important it is to clarify expectations and to get a clear idea of what you’re signing up for before you volunteer. I know that there are opportunities we signed up for that didn’t end up being what we expected. A conversation with the hosts before we turned up would have helped us avoid a few uncomfortable situations. You can find our Directory of Volunteering opportunities abroad here.
The second option is to look for the opportunties below.
We consistently add new volunteering opportunities to each country so do check in regularly to find some great responsible volunteering opportunities abroad. We would also love your help in keeping this list up to date and useful. If you know of any other places that should be featured, or maybe you’ve visited a place and would like to share your story, please get in touch.
We really hope this information helps you volunteer abroad in a way that makes your travels feel meaningful and memorable.
You can also read this article by the wonderful People and Places: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organisation: Secours Catholique Calais
Location: Calais, France
Website: Secours Catholique
Come and help the exhausted volunteers at the refugee camp in Calais. Pascal Froehly is at his wits’ end. He is one of just a handful of exhausted volunteers working in the camp Secours Catholique Calais, which has a tiny team of French pensioners and one storage unit.
As he said in The Guardian “We’re struggling. We’re a handful of retired people. What we would love is for younger people to come and spend a week helping us. Most come for a few hours, drop off their boxes and leave us to sort everything out. My dream is for someone to come and take over.”
To find out more how you can help, please click the link above.
Organisation: The Garden of Possibilities
Location: Alet-let-Baines, France
This is a wwoof project in a beautiful part of France. We have many projects going on so please contact us for more information on volunteering with us.
Organisation: Care 4 Calais
Location: Calais, France
Website: Volunteer in Calais to help refugees
We always need dedicated people to deliver aid to the camp, to support our social program of English, art and sport workshops and to help us in our warehouse sorting through all the wonderful things people have donated.
We’re really looking for volunteers who can work with us for one week and ideally more than that. But we understand that’s not always possible. Do take the time to read all the important information on our website above and then please do drop us a line if you are keen to get involved.