Project description

The aim is to help to develop the cultural openness of young pupils and students from rural areas and participate in their learning of citizenship and tolerance. Become a volunteer in a training center for teenagers and young people who are not familiar at all with Europe, in the rural area surrounding the city of Le Mans. This project will involve 6 volunteers from 6 European Union countries. Each one of them will volunteer in one of the 6 local training centers for teenagers from the surroundings of Le Mans, in the department of Sarthe in France. The local training centers are called: the “Maisons Familiales Rurales” or MFR (literary translated as the “rural family houses”). The volunteer will work in one of the 6 MFRs. Each MFR hosts young pupils who have difficulties with the French traditional school system and who are looking for a new way of learning.

What are you going to do?

The volunteer will work full time with the team of the MFR from Monday to Friday, on a 30-hour week basis. According to the time of the year and the activities planned, the volunteer might be asked to work 40 hours a weel. In that case, he/she will only work 20 hours the following week. The planning will be organised in each training centre at the beginning of the project, depending on the activities, languages courses, transportation system, and holidays of the training centre. Once a week, volunteer might be asked to take part in evening gatherings with the students. From time to time, the volunteer will have the opportunity to work in Le Mans with the other volunteers in order to build a common project.


La Maison de l’Europe Le Mans-Sarthe, is the coordinating organisation of all the projects listed above. The association has not political or religious affiliation. In our day-to-day life, our purpose is to raise awareness and inform the inhabitants of the department of Sarthe about European citizenship and thus contribute to building a Europe of citizens. The House of Europe is a friendly place, ideal for discovering, meeting, experiencing and exchanging on Europe!


The volunteer will be accommodated in Le Mans, with the other 5 volunteers taking part in this project. They will live in a house next to the train station in Le Mans, not far from the city centre. Each volunteer will have his own room, kitchen, bathroom and garden are shared. The house is fully furnished and was renovated last year.

Location: Le Mans (one hour far from Paris)

Activity period: 5. 10. 2021 – July 2022

Travel tickets covered

Pocket money: 330 EU per month

Volunteers profile: we are looking for candidates who are interested in sports with some basics in French and a driver license

How to apply?

  • send a CV
  • record a nice video
  • fill in the application form

Send the application to evs@europe-en-sarthe.eu.

Watch the full movie about the project : https://bit.ly/2OnQx8q
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For more information read the Infopack.

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