AGE 18-30 years old
2-12 weeks
PERIOD All year round                                                                                


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Live an eco friendly experience with a team of volunteers, discovering the rich French fauna and flora. Projects deal with different aspects of environmental protection so as to safeguard biodiversity. They focus on caring for endangered or injured species, especially wild birds, building gates/fences in natural reserves, restoring natural sites, making people aware of the importance of eco-friendliness. Working as a volunteer is a fulfilling commitment, taking part in teamwork, promoting a cause and enriching your experience with new knowledge. The work can be physically demanding and generally occurs in remote regions. Some bird centres can be in urban areas too. Volunteers will work 5 or 6 days a week for about 4 to 6 hours a day, as needed. The remaining time is to relax and discover the area..

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Accommodation & meals

Volunteers are accommodated in bungalows, mobile homes, host families... Meals are not included in the program, but can be prepared on site. Food sharing between volunteers is customary.

Terms of participation

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old
  • Have a basic knowledge of French
  • Be in good physical health and motivated
  • Love nature and the countryside
  • Be a European citizen or be able to get a “visa waiver” that allows a stay in France
  • Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial terms

Included: return transfers (from closest airport/trainstation) • screening process and placement process • accommodation • local assistance • administrative fees • various taxes.

Not included: return transportation • local transportation • meals • personal expenses • travel insurance • passport fees.

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Program Cost
2 weeks         $950                   
4 weeks         $1,150                
6 weeks         $1,350                
8 weeks         $1,600
10 weeks       $1,800
12 weeks       $1,950


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